The Center for Rural Affairs developed the first-ever national linking program for beginning and retiring farmers and ranchers. Land Link began in 1990 and since has been replicated in at least 20 states and in Japan, Australia, and Canada.
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We're currently asking for everyone to submit a comment online in opposition to USDA's proposed "naturally raised" label. The label would be confusing, overly broad, and almost certainly not conform to what consumers actually expect from something labeled "naturally raised".
Click HERE to go to the website and submit a comment. March 3rd is the deadline.
Evidently, those of us in rural America would be far better off if we got a big fat check to move to an urban area. At least that's the conclusion of a book recently published by the Minnesota Historical Society. An article published by Minnesota 2020, a new think tank, expresses the predictable and justifiable outrage: