Abstracts are being accepted for a multidisciplinary social science conference on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty…
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 Click link below for testimony and video of hearing: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-farm-economy-perspectives-on-rural-america
National Academy of Sciences releases report Rationalizing Rural Area Classifications for the Economic Research Service, including presentations from RUPRI Leaders, Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Bruce Weber The Economic Research Service at USDA maintains four distinct geographic classification systems to designate areas by the degree to which they are rural.…
RUPRI Wealth Creation Team Receives USDA Lincoln Honor Award from Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University
Dr. Matthew Fannin, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
Dr. Tom Johnson, Frank E. Miller Professor, Emeritus, of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri– Columbia
LINCOLN HONOR AWARD:
For leading a national research program on rural wealth creation that incorporates a broader conception of wealth into efforts to achieve and measure rural prosperity.
Micropolitan America – A New and Critical Part of our Nation’s Geography RUPRI Over one-half of the population of nonmetropolitan statistical areas of the United States live in a subset of nometropolitan geographies classified as Micropolitan areas. Over 27 million people live in these larger rural places, which are often…