On Saturday, March 28, 2020, we lost Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Board Member Richard Elias. He passed away in his sleep. His death was sudden and shocked us all. We are heartbroken and his loss is deeply felt.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) has released a series of new measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The administration has proposed an election-year budget that calls for cuts to federal spending that supports rural communities. President Trump’s budget proposal, “A Budget for America’s Future,” proposes $240 billion in mandatory savings over 10 years from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs
A recent report in The Daily Yonder highlights the limited access rural Californians have to legal services. For California’s rural communities, the nearest provider is rarely nearby.
Once an almost negligible revenue stream for the farming industry, agritourism in America is on the rise. Traditionally, wineries dominated agritourism. Now everything from livestock to beet farms are courting suburban and urban families, and revenue is increasing.