House Democrats hold a fragile majority in Congress, and and party moderates, many in rural districts, say they hold the key to keeping that majority in 2022 because of their connection with Republican voters.
President Joe Biden’s top COVID-19 advisers tell Agri-Pulse they believe that hesitancy to take the COVID-19 vaccine will fade over time as rural Americans learn about it from doctors and other people and see so many other people being vaccinated safely.
Rural America has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, and sheriffs say drug intervention centers can be the solution to lower overdose deaths that are consuming people of all ages and demographic groups.
Nathan Ohle, Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, discusses how rural and tribal communities are in need of support and resources after being hit hard by the pandemic.
The House will have several newcomers in key ag districts as voters elected new representatives in Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa, Texas and other states with Republican challengers defeating incumbent Democrats.
Agri-Pulse plans to host a webinar discussion about “The Intersection of Rural America & Manufacturing: A Preview of Election Issues with Rep. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M, Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D. and AEM’s Kip Eideberg” on Sept. 29 from noon to 1 pm EST.