The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity in 2010.
Rural residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than city dwellers, according to Diane Calmus government affairs and policy manager at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). However, since 2010, the number of rural hospitals has markedly decreased, and in more recent years, continues to see a steady decline in services.
Salmon, Idaho – A former Idaho governor is suing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its plan to ship spent fuel from out-of-state commercial nuclear reactors to a laboratory in the state, claiming the shipment could endanger drinking water.
Extreme weather events and climate change affect the way that American Indian tribes use, receive, and produce energy, according to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) report.
Utah lawmakers took a two-day bus trip to visit four counties—Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Grant—to get a firsthand look at the challenges many rural communities face.