How the towns and farms are faring

Interested in the welfare of U.S. rural areas and small towns? Feel as if rural America is a kind of second class citizen in U.S. public policy? Visit the Center for Rural Affairs Web site for continuous updates on the rural United States and rural community development.

"The Center for Rural Affairs was established in 1973 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit by rural Nebraskans and has since grown to a nationally recognized policy analysis and advocacy organization focused on the upper Midwest and Great Plains. In recent years our national grassroots base has grown to nearly 30,000 individuals including people in all 50 states. Our mission is to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities."

Their site also includes a Blog for Rural America. The latest entry is an interesting one about virtual Farmers' Markets.

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