Blog Profile / Blog for Rural America


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Filed Under:Industries / Agriculture
Posts on Regator:791
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Federal Spending Bill a Catastrophe for Rural Priorities

By Traci Bruckner on December 11, 2014 - 4:09pm On Dec 10, 2014, appropriators in the House and Senate emerged from weeks of backroom talks and 24 hours of tense, final negotiations among top Congressional leaders. They had penciledShow More Summary

Lost Medicaid Dollars to top $700 Million in Montana Alone

By Steph Larsen on December 11, 2014 - 3:06pm Montana is leaving a lot of money on the table. So are other states that haven’t expanded their Medicaid program for low-income residents as the Affordable Care Act provided. Since Jan 1,...Show More Summary

Thank You for Acting on Climate!

By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on December 10, 2014 - 1:52pm It’s the time of year to give thanks, celebrate what really matters, and make plans for 2015. That means now is the perfect time for us to thank you for helping show the nation rural communities are ready to take action to address climate change. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Rural Americas

By Traci Bruckner on December 9, 2014 - 4:40pm An opinion editorial in the Des Moines Register on Sunday, Dec 7, 2014, calls for President Obama to fulfill the pledge he made to Iowan’s when campaigning for their votes in 2007. He promised...Show More Summary

Local Solutions Keep Rural America Connected

By Lucas Nelsen on December 8, 2014 - 12:00am Laws in Colorado and 19 other states prevent municipalities from providing broadband internet service. In Colorado and a few other states, local citizens must pass a referendum to allow their municipality to offer internet service. Show More Summary

Conservation Helps Build Tourism Dollars in Western States

By Steph Larsen on November 27, 2014 - 11:42am Small towns and rural communities depend on recreation and tourism for large parts of their economy. This was obvious to me growing up. I’m from Wisconsin, where the summer tourism industry depends so heavily on student labor, public schools and universities can’t even start before September 1. Show More Summary

Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better

By Traci Bruckner on November 25, 2014 - 2:56pm The US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Show More Summary

Christmas Bazaar offers Unique, Local Holiday Shopping Experience

By John Crabtree on December 1, 2014 - 12:00am Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have passed, but there is still plenty of time for holiday shopping. And for those who aspire to shop local, a great opportunity exists, especially...Show More Summary

Put Family Farmers Back into Farm to School

By Wyatt Fraas on December 1, 2014 - 12:00am Farm to School programs appeared in the 90s with a three-way focus: fresh, local foods in schools; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Show More Summary

Rural in the Digital Age - Lu Nelsen Goes to Washington

By Lucas Nelsen on October 20, 2014 - 12:00am The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural...Show More Summary

#SupportRural on #GivingTuesday!

By Casey Francis on December 2, 2014 - 1:05am #GivingTuesday is here! Will you #SupportRural? Will you help us raise $5,000!? It's a big goal and we need to you to get there!  My hometown is Lyons, Nebraska, population 851. It’s the same town that the Center for Rural Affairs calls home. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks

By Tyler Vacha on November 27, 2014 - 6:29am We say all the time that small towns and rural areas are special places. We say it so often that it can lose its meaning. What are we really saying when we repeat that line? What is it that...Show More Summary

Colorado Voters Approve Broadband Ballot Measure

By Lucas Nelsen on November 26, 2014 - 12:04pm While many of us were celebrating the end of campaign ads after the election, voters in 7 Colorado counties were instead celebrating a victory for access to what has become an essential service: broadband internet. Show More Summary

Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better with Your Comments

By Traci Bruckner on November 25, 2014 - 2:56pm The US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks for Unexpected Things

By John Crabtree on November 24, 2014 - 12:00am Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like. And we should...Show More Summary

Family Farms and Farm to School: Return to the Roots

By Wyatt Fraas on November 24, 2014 - 9:07am Farm to School programs appeared in the mid-1990s with a 3-way focus: fresh, local foods in school menus; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Show More Summary

Renewable Energy Pioneers in Action

By Casey Francis on November 20, 2014 - 8:00am From cost-conscious manufacturers to organic farmers, the innovative and can-do spirit of the Midwest has everyday people and their businesses addressing climate change and integrating renewable energy in the Midwest! Explore the map below to learn about some of these interesting and impactful people and efforts. Blog (deprecated)

3 Reasons to #ActOnClimate

By Casey Francis on November 19, 2014 - 7:15am There are more than the three reasons below to #ActOnClimate. Maybe the most convincing reason is the simplest: It's the right thing to do! The earth is our home and it's time we start keeping...Show More Summary

Midwest Action on Climate Change

By John Crabtree on November 18, 2014 - 12:00am Across the Midwest and Great Plains – from Nebraska to Michigan and from North Dakota to Ohio – people are taking action this week to address climate change and calling for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and limiting carbon pollution from America’s power plants. Show More Summary

Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

By Casey Francis on November 17, 2014 - 10:36am The Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. Show More Summary

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