ppemMost-of-the-increased-product-demand-lies-in-commodities-like-soybeans-corn-barley-rice-and-cotton.-Contrary-to-the-assumptions-of-East-Coast-magazines-such-as-The-Atlantic-which-paint-a-picture-of-a-devastated-and-dumb-rural-America-places-like-Iowa-are-doing-very-well-indeed-and-are-likely-to-continue-doing-so.-Urban-economies-like-Des-Moines-are-also-benefiting-and-expanding-into-finance-and-other-non-farm-related-activities.-The-once-massive-out-migration-from-the-region-has-slowed-to-something-like-a-balance-with-increasingly-strong-in-migration-from-places-like-Illinois

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman talking in Keene, New Hampshire. Yes, the Republican primary is Tuesday. Just over 37 percent of the state’s population lives in a rural county. That’s more than twice the U.S. average of 16 percent.

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