Financial conditions in rural America have stabilized after being rocked by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, but some ag lenders say they’re concerned about the prospect of another wave of economic hardship if the virus were to intensify once again.
A Colorado ballot measure to reintroduce the gray wolf to Western Colorado is one of many state ballot initiatives critical to food and ag policy voters who are considering how to mark their ballots this year.
Rural electric cooperatives, satellite and telecom companies are among 386 applicants eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s high-speed internet funding reverse auction next week, and stakeholders will be watching to ensure funding builds out broadband in unserved areas as intended.
A powerful storm that brought high winds to a wide swath of Iowa and surrounding states has been labeled the most expensive thunderstorm in modern history and the second costliest weather event of 2020.
A group pushing for the utilization of unused television signals to increase rural connectivity has the support of 41 rural companies and organizations on comments sent to the Federal Communications Commission.
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is in a fight for her political life, running neck and neck with Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a race that has drawn intense interest and a lot of money as Democrats seek to take control of the Senate.