Friday, March 20, 2020

Quick hits: Biden dominated the rural vote this week; Blackjewel settles in Wyoming class-action lawsuit

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 us at

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will review whether the EPA followed federal rules and sound science when approving the herbicide dicamba for farm use in 2016 and renewing its registration in 2018. Read more here.

The AgriPulse 2020 Ag & Food Policy Summit has been postponed from March 23 until June 22. Read more here.

In the Florida and Illinois primaries earlier this week, Joe Biden enjoyed his most widespread support in rural areas, according to The Daily Yonder. Read more here.

Bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel has reached a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit representing hundreds of miners in Wyoming. Read more here.

Rural health care providers brace for coronavirus impact. Read more here.

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