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By Richard Oswald
Rural areas have a higher percentage of elderly residents. Their quality of life depends on what local governments can scrounge and what local volunteers can give.
Every presidential candidate was invited to the National Summit on Agriculture and Rural Life. The top three Democrats came. It was a good choice, according to Missouri farmer Richard Oswald.
Before the candidates arrived, the discussion at the National Summit on Agriculture and Rural Life was about the present and future of rural America. Here's what happened.