Kenneth Johnson


Where Is ‘Rural America’ Anyway?

The recent presidential election reminds us that, though rural America may be ignored, it continues to influence the nation’s future

“Rural America” is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. It includes nearly 72 percent of the land area of the United States and 46 million people. Farms, ranches, grain elevators, and ethanol plants reflect the enduring importance of agriculture.

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