Six-part series looks at 'Packing Political Punch in Rural America'

By Agri-Pulse staff

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WASHINGTON, March 1, 2015 - Does rural America still pack the same political punch it did in years gone by? With fewer farmers feeding more people, farmland shrinking and the sons and daughters of the country migrating to the city, is there a disconnect between farmers, their city cousins and the legislators who represent the diverse groups?

In our six-part series, “Packing Political Punch in Rural America,” Agri-Pulse looked at the changing economic, demographic and political influences in the U.S. From coalitions unlikely in the past to political action committees to bright, dedicated young leaders, we explored what's changed and the forces that remain the same.

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Here is the series all in one place, in case you missed it earlier.

Check out all six articles:

·         Digging into Demographics: Will fewer farmers still be able to deliver political punch?

·         Farm leaders crave comfort and clout in new coalitions

·         PACs pave way for greater political influence in rural America

·         Farmers can still flex muscles in mid-term elections

·         50 under 50: Farm and rural advocates plant seeds of passion and commitment

·         50 young ag leaders share their vision for the future

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