Rural matters a lot in election, liberal columnist says

It’s all politics at the Iowa State Fair in this presidential election year, as it has been for decades. Presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited the fair last week, but left John Nichols of The Capital Times in Madison, Wis., wondering what he was doing there after refusing to answer questions about the [...]

New England Farmers Union Call for Action

Just received the following communication from NEFU: Who doesn’t love August?  The fields and farmers markets are bursting with fresh tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, blueberries, and other fresh fruits, and vegetables. The corn, hay fields, and pastures are lush and productive, something not all farmers can say this summer.  We are fortunate here in Maine [...]