Building ‘Real Prosperity for All’

The Arizona Rural Policy Forum gathers leaders from around the state to share ideas and solutions. This year’s forum, the ninth, looked at stories of success, including efforts to build a recreation economy in the Verde Valley. Restoring the river has been a collaborative effort that could inspire other communities across the state.
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Roundup: Comedy + Timeliness = Action?

Comedy as a tool for change • Farmers in D.C. to support Country of Origin Labeling • Undocumented farm worker now owns farm • Is Appalachia the next HIV hotspot? • The history of heroin in rural America • Making…

Roundup: Meet Some Farmers

Get to know some Iowa corn farmers • Maple syrup scare • Saudis look for food security in Canada • Rural democrats frustrated • Do you really own that tractor? • Advice from an obituary writer

Roundup: Documenting Spanish Miners

Picturing Spanish Miners • Minnesota bill could hurt broadband deployment • Why farm size matters • Women walk to protest fracking • Polling results from rural Illinois • Daily farm and…

Roundup: Youth Fighting for Appalachia

Young folks are trying to revitalize their Appalachian hometowns • Entrepreneurs lean in to Southwest Virginia • California farmers' desperate for water • California rural desperate for safe drinking water • Cabin…

Life in the (Sort of) Fast Lane

Arizona resident Karen Fasimpaur is off the electricity grid but very much connected when it comes to the Internet. Still, living in a remote area required her to make compromises on bandwidth and other options. And she’s one of the…
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