The US Department of Agriculture defined Rural America to include more than 46 million people who live in 1,976 counties spread across all 50 states in 2015. At My Rural America, we think about farms, small towns, crops and manufacturing, the customs, the economy — all that connects to rural families.
We know that everything is complicated by distance. For purposes of this website, we offer a “go-to” resource for vetted news that affects the families who live in rural America. Our RESOURCES page shares tools you can use to test the news you find here and on other sites, including web, newspapers, radio, and television.
See earlier 2020 News Coverage for “the big picture” affecting Rural America to see the patterns.