Rural Electrification Was The Broadband Breakthrough of the 1930s Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Arguably, one of the biggest changes to the rural landscape and family life in the United States occurred when electricity was extended through the countryside. The first feasibility studies were […]

Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019
On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing titled, “The Rural Economy.”  Today’s updates provides a brief recap of some of the issues that were discussed at […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study Aug 28, 2018

🕔Aug 28, 2018
As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

Indiana: Rural Broadband Could Generate $12Bln Over 20 Years, Says Study Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018
Indiana could reap nearly $12 billion in present value of net economic benefits over a 20-year period if an investment were made to extend broadband internet into the state’s rural […]

Rural Economy: Farm Income and Manufacturing Are Both Important Variables Oct 4, 2017

🕔Oct 4, 2017
Farm Earnings The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) indicated in a news release last week that, “State personal income grew 0.7 percent on average in the second quarter of 2017, after increasing […]

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