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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING RURAL ISSUES

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Agricultural Communications Documentation Center
http://web.library.uiuc.edu/asp/agx/acdc/
Information service from agricultural communications faculty at the University of Illinois.

Agricultural Statistics
http://www.nass.usda.gov/
Agriculture department site offers county-by-county statistics for each state and useful links.

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
www.card.iastate.edu
Iowa State University research center reports on agriculture, trade, food and environment policies.

Center for the Study of Rural America
http://www.kc.frb.org/RuralCenter/RuralMain.htm
Part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, offers reports on agriculture and economy of rural America.

Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues
http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/IRJCI/welcome2.html

U. of Kentucy center helps local news organizations cover regional issues

Justice and Public Safety in Rural America
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/reports/98Guides/rural/welcome.html
Detailed report on rural crime and law enforcement.

National Agricultural Law Center
http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/
Resource center has research, reference links, full text of farm bills.

National Rural Development Partnership
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/nrdp/
Links to state councils involved in rural economic development efforts.

North American Agricultural Journalists
http://naaj.tamu.edu/
Membership group for journalists covering farming or agriculture.

Regional Centers for Rural Development
http://www.ag.iastate.edu/centers/rdev/RuralDev.html
Research center for North Central region at Iowa State University.
http://www.cas.nercrd.psu.edu
Research center for Northeast region at Penn. State.
http://www.ext.msstate.edu/srdc/
Research center for Southern region at Mississippi State University.
http://extension.usu.edu/WRDC/
Research center for Western region at Utah State University.

Public Education in Rural America
http://www.nea.org/rural/
National Education Association teachers’ union report on rural education issues.

Rural America at a Glance
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Topics/View.asp?T=104000
Agriculture Department resources and fact sheets.

Rural Policy Research Institute
http://www.rupri.org/
Cooperative effort of three Universities--Iowa State, Missouri and Nebraska—offers research and exhaustive list of useful links.

Rural Schools and Community Trust
http://www.ruraledu.org/
Nonprofit seeds innovative educational and research projects.

Substance Abuse in Rural America
http://www.casacolumbia.org/pdshopprov/shop/item.asp?itemid=39
Comprehensive report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Understanding Rural America
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/resources/backgrnd/understd.htm
Comprehensive background report by the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture.


 

 

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