It used to be, downtown was filled every Saturday night until at least midnight. Now we fill Main Street just one night a year. And that's not bad.Read More...
By Richard Oswald
Forty years ago, my dad tried to show me his list of crop failures. I wouldn't listen or look. Now I have a list of my own.
The U.S. Constitution gives citizens the right to petition their government. Every once in a while, it's good to do that...in person.
Health care system of haves and have-nots is particularly hard on rural hospitals, small town businesses and farmers.
As the farm bill waits attention from the U.S. Senate, Missouri farmer Richard Oswald proposes that now would be a good time to consider a "new deal" for rural America.
Land is being bought up, consolidated. Ted Turner owns a good chunk of Nebraska. Newspapers, too, are being gobbled by ever larger chains of ownership, from the local weekly to The Wall Street Journal. Now we don't know where our food or…
Correspondent Richard Oswald travels to Omaha to learn about trade, agriculture and industry. He hears a call to arms from leaders of American manufacturing.