Friday, August 07, 2020

Quick hits: USDA says don't plant random seeds from China; what rural hospitals can teach their urban peers

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

Commentary: lack of indoor plumbing in marginalized communities is a too-often neglected environmental justice issue. Read more here.

A popular Instagram account raises funds for LGBTQ+ people in Appalachia, but it's not clear where the money actually goes. Read more here.

USDA warns people not to plant any random unsolicited seeds they get from China. Read more here.

What rural hospitals can teach their urban counterparts about patient engagement. Read more here.

Commentary: researchers need to use a combination of measurements to get the clearest picture of broadband's impact on the economy. Read more here.

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