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Report shows Oklahoma has fewer producers, but some counties had an increase of farmers and ranchers
February 21, 2024
USDA conducts a census of the nation’s farms and ranchers every five years. The report shows the state and nation have fewer producers and less farmland.
February 09, 2024
Most communities in Virginia that are losing populations through both deaths over births and people moving out are rural, economically distressed localities. Roanoke is an outlier.
February 08, 2024
Teton Pass Ski Area, a small, locally-owned ski area west of the Rocky Mountain Front community of Choteau, was able to operate just four days this season.
February 05, 2024
They vowed to fix water woes and save cities millions. But a Times investigation found the deals racked up debt and left many worse off than before.
January 29, 2024
Most rural counties now see more people moving in than moving out. However, Fairfax County and Virginia Beach have posted the biggest population declines in the state.
January 26, 2024
College converts its assets into a nonprofit to help local students persist in pursuing higher education.
January 18, 2024
Once a bustling town of nearly 2,000 people, Parsons has struggled with a shrinking population and shuttered businesses since a flood four decades ago.
January 09, 2024
Employers risk losing workers who can’t find affordable child care. Red Rooster Coffee in Floyd offers it on site to its 48 employees for just $2 per hour.
January 03, 2024
After enjoying a respite that lasted for a couple of years, the coal industry tipped back into its long-term downward trajectory in 2023. Early signs suggest that the progressive decline could worsen in the new year.
December 29, 2023
Every year, we take a look at our most-read stories. From rural voters and rural representation in media to religion and country music, here’s the list for 2023.
December 29, 2023
It had been a busy news year even before the tragic August wildfires in West Maui.
December 21, 2023
Bill Gates’ Nebraska neighbors don’t know he owns the soybean field down the road. Here’s the story of his spending spree, including the massive loan he took out against his land.
December 18, 2023
Communities are using an organizing tool intended for sports stadiums to bargain with energy transition projects for labor standards and affordable housing.
December 12, 2023
Christmas trees take over a decade to grow, so distant events have ripple effects. The financial crisis in 2008, for example, is one contributor to the limited supply of trees this year.
“Every Kid, Every Option”: In Far Northern California, Educators Encourage Post-Secondary Education Amidst Critical Workforce Gaps
December 08, 2023
Rebuilding Shasta County’s workforce will increase the quality of life for this generation, and those to come. But filling workforce gaps will require educators to overcome economic, informational, social and logistical barriers to increase access to post-secondary education and build pathways to jobs.