The HEROES Act is a Rural Lifeline

The HEROES Act is a Rural Lifeline

House Democrats have proposed $3 trillion in additional relief aid in the HEROES Act. It’s a big bill — real big. Republicans were quick to reject it, but this is more than just a Democratic wish list. There is a ton of common ground in there, including billions...
The Meat Supply is Broken. Thank Trump for That

The Meat Supply is Broken. Thank Trump for That

Well, here we are: Meat shortages. Retailers are limiting meat purchases by consumers as producers are forced to euthanize their herds. At this point you might be asking yourself how we got here, and that’s a good question! Let’s get to it.  To start off,...

The Trump Administration Needs to Support the Rural Economy

Focus on Rural America Co-Founder and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge held an online press conference with rural leaders in Iowa and Washington, D.C. On the call, the National Farmers Union President, Rob Larew, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, former USDA Secretary Tom...
Rural America Needs Help Responding to Coronavirus

Rural America Needs Help Responding to Coronavirus

Former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge Op-Ed, Des Moines Register Urban or rural, most of us are at home hoping we won’t catch or spread the deadly coronavirus that has shut down much of our daily lives. Today, more than 160,000 Americans have contracted COVID-19, and...

Caucus Day Poll Release

We’ve got a Caucus Day surprise for you.  Our final *FINAL* poll of the caucus. Here’s how things shook out: Our last statewide poll had Biden out in front with Warren, Buttigieg, and Sanders each in close contention for the second tier. This time, we went...
January Poll Results

January Poll Results

Focus on Rural America Co-Founders former Iowa Lt. Gov Patty Judge and Jeff Link released the results of their latest poll on a conference call with reporters Monday morning. This is the 6th quarterly poll from Focus on Rural America which began tracking presidential...