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Top 5 of 2016: Rural Hospitals Closing at Rate of 1 Per Month

At an early age, Executive Director Brian Depew learned to care about his community and the world around him. In our second highest viewed post of 2016, Brian shares what we can do to keep our rural hospitals open and serving local residents

Rural Hospitals Closing at Rate of 1 Per Month

Rural hospitals have been closing at a rate of nearly 1 per month since 2010. The Southeast has been especially hard hit, as the map below shows.

Top 5 of 2016: Because of people like Aida, the American dream is still alive

Today we share number three in our top five posts countdown, the story of one dynamic lady. Jordan Feyerherm and our Farm and Community team have been working with community leaders like Aida throughout Nebraska. In Hastings, Aida helped link our staff to the right people (since she knows everyone!) and has supported us along the way. Hastings is definitely a better place with Aida.

Top 5 of 2016: Part 2 - Immigrants and Latinos Bring Economic Growth to Rural Communities

The year in review countdown continues with a piece by Brian Hanson, senior policy associate. Since joining us in June, Brian has taken a hard look at trends in rural America. One of his first projects was taking a look at economic and population growth brought into rural counties by Latinos and immigrants, with the second portion coming in at number four.

Top 5 of 2016: A Policy Agenda to Support Beginning Farmers

Countdown time! With less than one week remaining in 2016, we thought a recap was in order. So here's a review of the five best Center stories of the year, chosen by the most views on our website. Number five was drawn from remarks made to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders at their policy briefing in Des Moines about our fight for beginning farmer policy reform. It was written by Brian Depew, executive director, who has been standing up for family farms his whole life.

REAP Newsletter Fall 2016

Inside this issue:

Salon owner goes teal: During September, Brittany Sage promotes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at her business, Cut it Out Salon in downtown Litchfield, Neb., population 259.

Local food trucks dish out a rumble: Tacos vs. smoked ribs. Frozen treats vs. salads. Hundreds flocked to downtown Norfolk, Neb., on a warm Friday evening in late July for a taste of local food and local music.

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