An unsung farm bill hero, rural development needs more champions: Agri

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2017 – U.S. farmers are getting grayer, their national numbers are on the decline and fewer young people are moving back to farms and ranches. The average age of a principal operator of a U.S. farm is now over 58 years old. Absent opportunities for manufacturing, recreation or other industries, many of […]

Written Statement for the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

This document discusses a policy perspective which reflects the most critical dynamics to be addressed, to lesson the comparative disadvantage to rural people and places. Written by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) on May 1, 2014 for the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. View Document