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Coronavirus in Rural America

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Down Yonder: Energy Cooperatives and Covid-19, Dakota Access Pipeline, SCOTUS and Oklahoma, Postal Banking

Welcome to Down Yonder – our weekly roundup of good reads we’ve found around the web. Our goal is to showcase more perspectives on national and global issues through a rural lens. Expect Down Yonder on Saturdays. Enjoy! Reuters: Coronavirus ‘Collateral Damage’ Hits U.S. Rural Power Providers Electric cooperatives, which serve about 42 million rural […]

Inmate-Made Masks Help Community and Those Incarcerated, Jailer Says

The mask-making program at the Woodford County Detention Center is helping both the region and the jail population, according to jailer Michele Rankin. Like many jails, some inmates can work at jobs like picking up litter. The program saves thousands of dollars in labor costs each year for Versailles, the county seat of Woodford County, […]

Modest Growth in Nonmetro Population in Last Decade Masks Larger Geographic Shifts

This article first appeared in the July 2020 edition of Amber Waves, published by the Economic Research Service of USDA. Natural change—fewer births, more deaths, and an aging population—is creating a major demographic challenge for many regions across rural and small-town America, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) research. But nonmetropolitan (nonmetro) areas that […]


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