The federal government is considering new definitions for what would be a "frontier and remote area." You have until January 4 to comment on the proposed definitions. Read, study and comment. These definitions matter.
Have you seen those signs saying a library or a water project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture? Well, those are the kinds of things that will be slowed down or stopped if Congress fails to find a budget compromise.
The Senate version of the Farm Bill makes it easier to be classified as "rural." Now any place under 50,000 people will qualify for the bill's rural programs — and that could crowd out truly rural communities.