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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on rural America

Jul 25, 2014
On the Farm Bill, infrastructure and chemicals.
Posted In: Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, rural America

A fund to invest more in rural infrastructure

Jul 24, 2014
The Department of Agriculture is partnering with the private sector to launch a new investment fund.
Posted In: infrastructure, rural America, Agriculture Department

How much help do rural schools in your state need?

May 20, 2014
A new report tracks how states support education in rural districts — and which states need to do more.
Posted In: Education, rural America, rural schools

Hospitals save money by doing surgery for free

May 6, 2014
Some hospitals have come up with a counterintuitive way to save money: offer minor surgery for free.
Posted In: rural America, surgery cost, medicaid

Why some rural patients wait all night to get a tooth pulled

Apr 29, 2014
For many low-income, rural Americans, healthcare needs are still not being met.
Posted In: rural America, clinics

When rural hospitals close, towns struggle to stay open

Apr 10, 2014
Rural hospitals are closing at a rate that’s starting to get some politicians’ attention.
Posted In: rural America, hospitals, health care

Rural schools are struggling to keep the lights on

Jan 25, 2014
When rural families leave to search for better jobs, schools scramble to make cuts -- and may even shut down.
Posted In: rural America, Michigan, school closings

Rural Americans have fewer - and costlier - healthcare options

Jan 23, 2014
Under the ACA, folks in rural towns seem to have the fewest healthcare choices. And they cost more to boot.
Posted In: rural America, Affordable Care Act, Alabama

Looking at small town America, from a small plane

Aug 12, 2013
News coverage often tends to miss out on what's going on in small town America. A new project from The Atlantic and Marketplace hopes to remedy that problem.
Posted In: rural America, Small Business

American Futures: Travels with Jim and Kai

Aug 1, 2013
A joint special project from The Atlantic and Marketplace looking at how the global economy is reshaping small town America.
Posted In: rural America, cities

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