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Recent posts by Brian Depew

A Blanket

In an article over at Daily Yonder last week I read this:

The Rural Vote Is Up For Grabs

Editor's Note: This is our weekly column.

With only weeks left, the rural vote is up for grabs. That sends a message to both parties: don't write us off and don't take us for granted.

A Center for Rural Strategies poll of rural voters in key swing states found John McCain leading Barack Obama, but by a smaller margin than President Bush won the same voters four years earlier. The margin among rural voters may determine the outcome of the national election.

Renewable Energy Fair

Last week the Center for Rural Affairs hosted our first (first annual, perhaps) Renewable Energy Fair in Hartington, Nebraska. People from at least three states gathered to talk about farm-scale biofuels, wind production of all scales, energy conservation and more.