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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rural America confronts a new class divide - CSMonitor.com

Rural America confronts a new class divide - CSMonitor.com: The rows of low-slung plants under the hot Georgia sun are deceptive: It’s what grows underground that counts.

“I love this dirt more than anything – except my son,” says farmhand Franklin “Spanky” Laidler, jumping off his red tractor onto a field where peanuts burrow in the ground.

Montana's economy shrinks as energy, agriculture contract | Government & Politics | billingsgazette.com

Montana's economy shrinks as energy, agriculture contract | Government & Politics | billingsgazette.com: Montana’s economy has shrunk for the second straight quarter, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report issued this week....