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Giving Thanks

We say all the time that small towns and rural areas are special places. We say it so often that it can lose its meaning. What are we really saying when we repeat that line? What is it that makes small towns and rural places special?

You know, small towns and rural communities are merely a collection of buildings and open spaces. What makes them special are the people who live there.

In the last year, my family and I have lived in two different small towns. Each one was different in its own way. Yet the similarities in the way people acted have been remarkable.

Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better with Your Comments

The US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Meanwhile it's still open for public comment.

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