July 14, 2011, 7am PDT
With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
December 28, 2010, 12pm PST
Poverty is high and rising in rural areas across America. But there are also significant differences in the extent of that poverty, depending on the region.
December 15, 2010, 2pm PST
More than two-thirds of rural areas in the United States have seen growth in jobs since 2009, according to this article from <em>The Daily Yonder</em>.
July 27, 2010, 6am PDT
Most of rural America is getting older. But not all of it.
June 24, 2010, 6am PDT
The changing face of America's energy menu includes a variety of alternative sources, many of which are being developed in the country's rural areas.
May 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Development in rural America has long been a confounding problem. Increasing outmigration highlights the importance of finding new methods for economic development beyond agriculture.
April 19, 2010, 7am PDT
Silos and smokestacks are the way of the past for rural area development, according to economist Mark Drabenstott who offers a new idea for bringing economic activity to rural places.
November 24, 2009, 12pm PST
Despite gains in the 1990s, the last decade has seen jumps in poverty in rural areas, where rates continue to exceed the national average.
October 3, 2009, 11am PDT
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
September 28, 2009, 9am PDT
Suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, according to a new study. Compared to urban areas, rural men are committing suicide 54% more often.
June 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
Expanding America's power grid to connect wind and solar power plants to the urban areas they fuel will require thousands of miles of transmission lines. Most of it will be built in rural areas where locals are not likely to be very welcoming.