Urban and rural America lost branch banks at a similar rate from 2012 to 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. But the loss could have graver consequences for a larger proportion of rural areas.Read More...
Jim Weill, who will retire at the end of the month as head of the Food Research and Action Center, says presumptions about who lives and works in rural America impede federal nutrition policy.
A suite of online tools is designed to help rural leaders, policy makers, and investors shine the light on the building blocks of economic growth in rural areas and Opportunity Zones.
Adapting policies and supporting innovation could get more solar-power production to lower-income communities, where cost savings could have their biggest impact, a new report says.
Senator Cory Booker, a Democratic candidate for president, has introduced a bill to limit factory-style livestock production, enforce antitrust rules, and prevent foreign meat from being labeled “Made in the USA.”
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the expanded requirements for some food-stamp recipients will encourage people to move off the nation’s largest anti-hunger program. But SNAP work requirements are “a mismatch for rural communities” because of…
A change in USDA investment licensing is allowing banks serving rural areas to make private equity investments in businesses. A New York bank has built a partnership with a capital fund to do just that.
The annual reference document from the USDA Economic Research Service shows that there’s no such thing as a single rural America. Economic trends vary greatly depending on several geographic and social factors.
Farmers see climate change as a business challenge, not a political cause that requires public action, according to a qualitative study in the Midwest.
One plan would relocate grizzly bears from Montana or British Columbia to northern Washington . Conservationists say the North Cascades are great habitat for grizzlies, while some ranchers see things differently. “I don’t think I should…