Hopefully all of you are enjoying your weekend, even if you are like me and will be working for a pretty big chunk of it. If you have time, check out our (mostly) daily update of news affecting rural America. See you Monday!
DTN Ag Policy Blog - A Look at House Races That Could Affect Agriculture - Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton gives us the rundown of several important congressional races.
theOregonPolitico.com - Having a stake in rural survival -"“We’ve got to get the rest of the country understanding that they have a stake in rural economics and survival..."
NPR - In Rural Calif., A Debate On How To Save A Hospital - "If the county goes down, the hospital goes down. If the hospital goes down, the city goes down."
KansasReporter.org - Kansas, Midwest rural economies continue to soften - "Prospects for economic recovery in rural America continued to slow in August, bankers in Kansas and nine other Midwestern states told a new survey."
Reuters - U.S. farmers oppose EPA's proposed dust regulation - "American farmers have been ridiculing a proposal by U.S. regulators to reduce the amount of dust floating in rural air."
Surely American farmers wouldn't "ridicule" government regulators, would they?!