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Western Senators Are Asking USDA To Help Drought Impacted Farmers
Western Senators Are Asking USDA To Help Drought Impacted Farmers
Oregon senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkely as well as Washington’s Patty Murray joined 11 others this week sending a letter to the USDA about the western Drought and conservation priorities.  The lawmakers are asking the agency to give parity to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government.     “The... Read Mor
COVID Continues To Linger In Rural America
COVID Continues To Linger In Rural America
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger even as society and rural communities are ready to move on.  Dr. Michael Stevens, West Virginia University System Health Care Epidemiologist, Morgantown, West Virginia, said rural communities have seen disproportionate levels of COVID   “Rural communities have been disproportionately affected and impacted by the pandemic in terms of having more severe COVI
Tri-Cities Housing Market Shows Surprising Trend
Tri-Cities Housing Market Shows Surprising Trend
TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The Tri-Cities housing market has shown a surprising trend - rather than sales sinking, real estate exploded in the last year. Ron Almberg, president elect of the Tri-City Association of Realtors, says the market only slowed down for about two months, "but then as soon as June hit, the market just caught on fire and it was busier than ever ... Read More ...