Rural America at a Glance http://wuis.org en Obama Signs Farm Bill, Announces Rural Export Initiative http://wuis.org/post/obama-signs-farm-bill-announces-rural-export-initiative <p>One of the key farm bill negotiators says the nation has entered “a new era of farm and food policy.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:37:22 +0000 Peter Gray 18504 at http://wuis.org Obama Signs Farm Bill, Announces Rural Export Initiative Report: Rural Illinois Continues Losing Jobs, Population http://wuis.org/post/report-rural-illinois-continues-losing-jobs-population <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Data collected between 2010 and 2012 indicate Illinois' </span>nonmetro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> areas had the second highest losses of jobs in the nation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Arizona also saw a 1.8 percent decline in rural employment over the past two years, while losses were especially large in Arkansas - down 4.1 percent. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:00:21 +0000 Peter Gray 12780 at http://wuis.org Report: Rural Illinois Continues Losing Jobs, Population