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‘Who’s going to take care of these people?’

The Washington Post | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Rural News

As emergencies rise across rural America, a hospital fights for its life. The hospital had already transferred out most of its patients and lost half its staff when the CEO called a meeting to take inventory of what was left.

West Virginians were promised coding jobs in Appalachia. Now they say it was a fraud.

MSN | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Rural News

Many West Virginians like Ms. Frame signed up for Mined Minds, quitting their jobs or dropping out of school for the prized prospect of a stable and lucrative career. But the revival never came. Almost none of those who signed up for Mined Minds are working in programming now.

Facing Floods, Towns Call for New Controls on the Great Rivers

Wall Street Journal | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Agriculture News

Alton, Ill., a tourist town on the edge of the Mississippi River, has been fighting floods about every eight months for the last six years. This week’s crest, which ranked No. 7 among the city’s 10 worst floods, forced the closure of the city’s riverboat casino, left its riverfront park underwater and closed portions of its downtown. Mayor Brant Walker said the 100-year floods that communities like his are seeing every two years underscore the need for an approach that tackles the problem across the entire river system.

As the Opioid Crisis Peaks, Meth and Cocaine Deaths Explode

Pew Trust | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Rural News

Most states are keeping a close eye on opioid overdose deaths, but they may need to start focusing on cocaine and other stimulants as well. It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users.That’s according to a new analysis of death certificate data from the U.S.

Wild Pig Wars: Controversy Over Hunting, Trapping in Missouri

AgWeb | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Rural News

Under gray skies on a fall morning, Rick Clubb wears an expression of disbelief as he walks across 10 acres of strafe-bombed pasture and stares down at ground turned upside down overnight. Wild pigs have unleashed hell. Again. The field is flipped and cratered, green gone brown in multiple stretches, testament to the wrecking ball capacity of a phenomenally opportunistic survivor. Head in hands, Clubb rubs his temples as the proverbial dollars drain from his pockets, keenly aware of the stark reality on his southeast Missouri farm: The wild pigs always return.

Jury returns $2 billion verdict against Monsanto for couple with cancer -- the biggest so far

CNN | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Agriculture News

A jury handed an unparalleled $2.055 billion verdict in favor of a couple in California who say their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, according to the plaintiffs' attorneys.The verdict in Oakland includes more than $55 million in compensatory damages to the couple and $2 billion in punitive damages, a statement said.The verdict "is as clear of a statement as you can get that they need to change what they're doing," one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, Brent Wisner, told reporters Monday.

Michigan farmers blast Trump trade policies amid new Chinese tariffs

Detroit Free Press | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Federal News

Frustrated Michigan farmers blasted the Trump administration's trade policies Monday, hours after China announced new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. imports. "The noose is getting tighter," said Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association."We have lost market opportunities. We're not shipping soybeans around the world like we normally would. We're not shipping them to China.

How One Atlanta Startup Solved The Biggest Problem In Food Waste Recovery

Forbes | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Food News

For any food waste recovery business, whether for profit or non-profit, the biggest expense is logistics. Jasmine Crowe, founder of Atlanta-based startup Goodrknew that from the start.Roadie’s model focuses on targeting drivers who are already near a pickup and likely heading in the right direction for the delivery. And Truxx is focused on larger vehicles for larger loads.

Impossible Foods raises $300 million with investors eager for bite of meatless burgers

Reuters | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Food News

Impossible Foods, which makes a meatless plant-based burger and is backed by celebrities like Serena Williams and Katy Perry, said on Monday it has raised $300 million in the latest round of funding ahead of a possible initial public offering.

'Impossible' research produces 400-year El Niño record, revealing startling changes

Science Daily | Posted onMay 16, 2019 in Energy News

Coral experts around the world said it was impossible to extract a multi-century record of El Niño events. But now a persistent effort has produced the world's first 400-year long record of El Niño events. And the changes researchers have found to El Niños in recent decades are startling.