Covid-19 may pose the greatest risk to Americans in rural areas if deaths from the coronavirus pandemic are similar to those from the standard flu. Other concentrations of sick and old people may also be at risk. Read more.
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index plummeted in March to its lowest level since October 2016, as six out of 10 rural bankers in the Midwest say they expect the coronavirus threat will produce a recession. Read more.
A third of the United States is at risk of flooding this spring, including 23 states and 128 million Americans. That’s according to the spring flood outlook released by the National Weather Service on Thursday. Read more.
Given the ever-increasing diversity of rural residents, an aging population, and the disparities in access to services—from broadband to health care—counting every person living in a rural area is incredibly important. Read more.
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rules changed on Wednesday, but rural hospitals say they still face significant financial barriers to get the virtual systems in place fast enough to make a difference. Read more.
The University of South Carolina’s College of Education has developed Transition to Teaching, a new one-year residency graduate program for professionals who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than teaching and are interested in…
Developed by Michigan State University Extension and its partners, the online training program is designed for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to help recognize signs of stress and offer resources. Read more.