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USDA’s Rural broadband plan met with citizen criticism and concerns

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Business, education, healthcare top of mind as rural broadband expansion inches forward

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Midwest businesses, farmers rally to oppose Trump’s trade war

Disappearing farmland

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Disappearing farmland

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Database: Disappearing Farmland

Post merger, Bayer vague on lawsuit strategy, despite liability

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Trade disputes explode under Trump tariff war

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Slaughterhouses provide low, yet stable floor for employment in rural America

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Large animal feeding operations on the rise

Report: USDA payments to non-farmers remain high

Up in the Sky: Saving Old Farm Photos, One Roll at a Time

“Go out and take pictures of every farm you see.”

Seems like an odd thing to ask an airplane pilot. It’s a lot of farms and a lot of film. More than 60 years after that first pilot took that first picture, a company called Vintage Aerial is trying to match rolls and rolls of aerial farmland photos – 18 million photos worth – to the families who have lived and worked on that land for generations … Continue reading


Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near Future Reality or All Talk?
Agweb – 1/15/18

4-H and Google Team Up to Bring Tech to America’s Youth
Agweb – 8/11/17

New Sage Grouse Plan Workable for Farmers, Ranchers
Agweb – 8/8/17

Will Soybean Acres Surpass Corn This Year?
Agweb – 6/29/17

A Mule’s Paradise
Missouri Life Magazine – 8/1/15

5 Key Mistakes To Avoid After A Bike Crash
The Chicagoist – 12/4/15

Hard to Swallow: One man’s journey around the world & into the record books
Medium – 4/28/15

Surveying the Unknown: Mozambique’s struggle to free itself of landmines
Deadly Debris – 1/5/15
This story was also published by Global Post.

Nurse-shaming: Chicago dad responds to breastfeeding blog post
Chicago Parent – 8/1/14

Lessons for youth concerning Trayvon Martin
Austin Weekly News – 11/5/13