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The Daily Yonder is a nonprofit newsroom that provides news, commentary and analysis about and for rural America. It is the news platform for the Center for Rural Strategies, which has offices in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

A belief in the community-building aspect of a thriving downtown is what motivates mayors and city officials of several Utah towns involved in the Utah Main Street Program, part of a larger, national, initiative.
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As the federal programs enacted in response to the pandemic start to expire, individuals who relied on them for their nutritional needs are faced with an increased risk of food insecurity.
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Award-winning author and former Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman recounts a life rich with stories—from Hazard, Kentucky to Palo Alto, California and back—while "shooting the breeze" with an old friend.
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USDA also added more time for stakeholders to comment on how the department serves marginalized and vulnerable communities. The effort is a response to an executive order affecting all executive branch agencies.
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Actor Ned Beatty retained a connection to his native Kentucky and to the Southern Highlands through a 40-year friendship with an Appalachian musician and filmmaker.
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How can USDA programs help more of us achieve the American dream? You have until July 15 to share your thoughts.
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The mining town of Lynch, Kentucky, is a good example of the diversity overlooked by history. In 1940, about one-third of the town's 12,000 residents were Black. And 38 nationalities were represented among employees recruited from Ellis Island.
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It’s time to shift the conversation from “the government is telling us what to do” to “how do we solve this problem together,” says a rural health leader.
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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is one of the presenters at a free, online summit on how employers can help improve the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities.
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While their friends are cannonballing into the city pool this weekend, Tracy Staley's sons will spend the day in an Eastern Kentucky cemetery, placing flowers on the graves of relatives they never knew.
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