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If You Care About Rural Communities Then You Better Be Watching What Trump is Doing at the USDA

If you care about small towns and rural communities, then you'll want to make sure to pay close attention to recent developments coming out of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

An Open Letter To All Senators and Representatives Who Serve a Rural Constituency

Many communities in rural America are in decline. According to the Center for Rural Affairs, Nearly 7 in 10 rural Americans fear their small town life may be dying, yet 90% say this way of life is worth fighting for. However, instead of expanding federal programs to rebuild rural America, the Trump Administration is demoting and cutting the only program at the United States Department of Agriculture solely focused on supporting small towns and rural communities. 

What Progressives Can Learn From The Changing Demographics In Steve King's District

Iowa Congressman Steve King in many ways has become the face of rural American politics. He often attracts the national spotlight through his racist anti-immigrant rhetoric and rants against a multicultural America. King made national news again recently, this time for saying that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” But ironically for King, Latino immigrants are the single biggest hope for rebuilding rural America — specifically his rural America. Populations in 31 of the 39 counties King represents have declined between 2010 and 2015.

Become a RuralOrganizing.org Strategic Advisor

Here at RuralOrganizing.org, we are creating a strategic advisory team to help take the organiz