Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

‘News’ that is really fake is likely to become more common; news media need to promote, and shore up, their reliability


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Mike Allen of Axios wrote in his morning briefing yesterday, “Welcome to our sad, new, distorted reality — the explosion of fake: fake videos, fake people on Facebook, and daily cries of ‘fake news.’ This week, we reached a peak fake, with Facebook saying it had deleted 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months, a fake […]

The Government’s Assault on Rural America Must End!


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

 For the past two and half years Rural America has been under assault by a government that shows little respect for how hard its people work to make a decent living. As the Business Record of Des Moines reported this month, “Overall the rural economy is in the dumps.” Rural Americans worry more than their […]

Food insecurity report shows in-depth county-level data


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

The latest Map the Meal Gap report, by nonprofit organization Feeding America aims to provide a more detailed picture of food insecurity in America with county-level data from 2017. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, about 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children, faced hunger and food insecurity in 2017. But “national and even state estimates of […]


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/110803/domains/ruralvotes.com/html/thebackforty/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524