Tag Archives: Rural Iowa

Build Back Better Huge For Rural Communities

And now a word from J.D. Scholten – There has been a lot of wrangling back and forth in Congress, but the House finally passed the Build Back Better agenda! President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will be the biggest … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs Small Town Newspapers

ICYMI –  Go to Storm Lake Movie to find out how to watch. “The First Amendment doesn’t just apply to the Washington Post or The New York Times, it applies to The Storm Lake Times and every other little paper, … Continue reading

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Vilsack: Infrastructure Bill An “Opportunity For Wealth That Stays In Rural Communities”

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement following passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. Congress. The bill will now go to President Biden for his signature. “This is a transformative, historic investment for America … Continue reading

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J.D. Scholten To Host National Rural Strategy Summit

In less than two weeks, RuralVote.org is hosting its first-ever National Rural Strategy Summit. We will have progressive political strategists, organizers, activists, candidates and elected officials, strategize how we can effectively organize in rural areas in battleground states ahead of … Continue reading

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How Democrats Win The Rural Vote

Listen up, everybody! JD knows what he’s talking about. “As a party we rely too much on campaigns. We need infrastructure in place so we’re not reinventing the wheel every time.”  – J.D. Scholten Check out this Majority 54 podcast … Continue reading

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New Podcast By Three Rural White Guys

Three Rural (Iowa) White Guys – that is, progressive rural white guys have a brand new weekly podcast and they also have a blog and a Facebook page.  It is their intention and hope to bridge the great rural-urban divide.  … Continue reading

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We Must Talk with Rural Voters

–John Norris, Democratic candidate for Governor, was State Director of the Farm Unity Coalition during the 1980s’ Farm Crisis. He served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is currently co-owner of the State Public Policy … Continue reading

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Impending Environmental Crisis in Iowa

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Breaking The Grip of Corporate Ag on Rural Iowa

Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors, Inc. P.O. Box 811, Fairfield, IA 52556 jfan@lisco.comhttp://www.jfaniowa.org • 641-209-6600 Award-winning agricultural journalist Alan Guebert on Breaking Free of Corporate Ag – JFAN Annual Meeting Factory farming has a stranglehold on rural Iowa, … Continue reading

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Austin Frerick: Koch Brothers Are Modern Day Robber Barons

There is a lot to like about this Democratic candidate for Iowa’s third congressional district. The first thing I noticed is that his communication style doesn’t rely on tired platitudes and repeated talking points.  Your eyes don’t glaze over when … Continue reading

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