Claire Carlson, writer of the Keep It Rural newsletter, stands against the backdrop of a wooded mountain slope. She wears a khaki button down, and has a pair of binoculars around her neck.

Thoughts on the news of the week from a rural-focused writer with a deep concern for shrinking lakes and aspirations of tending a thriving vegetable garden.

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Keep It Rural is a weekly newsletter written by Daily Yonder reporter Claire Carlson. It features Claire’s take on the news of the day, along with recommended rural reading from around the web and other musings on music, food, arts and culture, and more. It is delivered every Tuesday afternoon.

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A government shutdown might have unforeseen consequences in rural areas, especially communities heavily reliant on USDA funding.


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