INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING RURAL ISSUES
Links below open in a new browser window
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center
Information service from agricultural communications faculty at
the University of Illinois.
Agriculture department site offers county-by-county statistics for
each state and useful links.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Iowa State University research center reports on agriculture, trade,
food and environment policies.
Center for the Study of Rural America
Part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, offers reports
on agriculture and economy of rural America.
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues
U. of Kentucy center helps local news organizations cover regional
Justice and Public Safety in Rural America
Detailed report on rural crime and law enforcement.
National Agricultural Law Center
Resource center has research, reference links, full text of farm
National Rural Development Partnership
Links to state councils involved in rural economic development efforts.
North American Agricultural Journalists
Membership group for journalists covering farming or agriculture.
Regional Centers for Rural Development
Research center for North Central region at Iowa State University.
Research center for Northeast region at Penn. State.
Research center for Southern region at Mississippi State University.
Research center for Western region at Utah State University.
Public Education in Rural America
National Education Association teachers’ union report on rural education
Rural America at a Glance
Agriculture Department resources and fact sheets.
Rural Policy Research Institute
Cooperative effort of three Universities--Iowa State, Missouri and
Nebraska—offers research and exhaustive list of useful links.
Rural Schools and Community Trust
Nonprofit seeds innovative educational and research projects.
Substance Abuse in Rural America
Comprehensive report from the National Center on Addiction and
Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Understanding Rural America
Comprehensive background report by the Economic Research Service,
US Department of Agriculture.