Rural Development

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Rural America is a changing landscape, where renewable energy, new markets for food and crops, and new residents can serve as a basis for more resilient and sustainable farms, rural economies and ecosystems.

Climate Democracy for Rural Communities

There is a common misconception that you can't talk about climate change in rural communities. With the Citizen Jury process, we're proving this wrong and empowering rural residents to collaborate and become community leaders on climate change.

Clean Power Plan and an equitable energy transition in rural America

The Clean Power Plan is a critical step in the fight against climate change, and it can also increase rural resilience if done right.

Building Minnesota’s Farm to Institution Markets

Farm to School, Farm to Hospital, Farm to Institution -- while these markets are growing for local producers, they come with challenges.

High tunnels can bring benefits to farmers and schools

A new report looks at the best practices in high tunnel use and Farm to School activities while exploring the potential to link the two practices more effectively.

Don't let Big Meat eat our bumper crop

Record production, corporate sponsored legislation and Big Meat teeing up exports means the scene is set for an explosion in factory farms. Consumers and rural communities deserve better.




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