Ag Agenda – The Great Rural Paradox

The Great Rural America Paradox


Bob Stallman
President
American Farm Bureau

By Bob Stallman
President, American Farm Bureau

A wise man once said that rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life, not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have, like traffic, crime and crowds.  This sentiment can be seen in the growing number of urban transplants that have made their way toward greener and more spacious pastures.

But, while many Americans equate living in the country with a simpler way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that poverty in rural America is increasing, while opportunity continues to decline because of limited education, healthcare and broadband services. So, rural America being defined by what it does not have can also be a negative.

It’s the great rural America paradox.

Read Bob Stallman’s complete articleIts another good one! Worth the time. 

Wordle: Rural Paradoz

Ag Agenda – The Voice of Agriculture – American Farm Bureau.

 

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About BIFB

The Big Island Farm Bureau (BIFB) is a Multi-County 501c5 Non-Profit Farm Bureau representing agriculture on Hawaii Island. Our mission is to be the "Voice of Agriculture" by promoting, representing & protecting agriculture on Hawaii Island. We are affiliated with the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. We are self supporting through projects, events & our social enterprise project Hawaii AgVentures; Membership fees are not charged for our services/programs.

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