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Jones Street Journal

Jones Street Journal

It’s two days after the 2018 midterm election and I’m sure we’re all still on the struggle bus from staying up late to watch the results come in. But there’s a lot to talk about, let’s just jump right in.  North Carolina showed up to the polls in historic numbers,...
Zero Barriers Policy Roundtables

Zero Barriers Policy Roundtables

From its very beginning, the Rural Counts advocacy program has been committed to taking its lead from the wisdom of local champions and Rural Center partners.    After collaboratively developing our 10 strategies agenda in 2016, we spent a year on the road hosting...
Rural Road Trip Update

Rural Road Trip Update

Last spring, Patrick Woodie and John Coggin set out on a quest: visit each of the 80 counties served by the Rural Center and meet with community leaders – elected officials, business leaders, health care workers, educators, and civic champions – to hear...
Dispatches From DC

Dispatches From DC

2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization    April 20 The current Farm Bill (Public Law 113-79) expires September 30, 2018. The measure authorizes various commodity, trade, rural development, agricultural research, and food and nutrition programs. Some programs are assured...