Friday, March 08, 2019

Quick hits: Rural boxing gym puts up fight; hazelnut trees touted for ecology; can midwives replace lost hospitals?

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email

A boxing gym in rural Wisconsin puts up a fight for survival at a time when such places are dwindling nationwide, The New York Times reports. Read the story here.

A project called the Million Hazelnut Campaign is trying to pair up farmers and environmentally conscious citizens by providing hazelnut rootstock to farmers across the Midwest. Read more here.

As the coal industry dwindles in Central Appalachia, locals lose access to basic services, Southerly reports. Read more here.

As hospitals close in rural America, rural women are losing options for giving birth. Midwives could help make a difference, Modern Healthcare reports. Read more here.

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