Begining with Volume 16, No. 1, Rural America, formerly Rural
Development Perspectives, will incorporate much of the information
and analyses that was formerly in Rural Conditions and Trends.
ERS discontinued publication of Rural
Conditions and Trends with the December 2000 issue.
Volume 15, No.
3Feature Articles: "Rural America at the
Turn of the Century: One Analyst's Perspective," "Immigrants
to the Nothern Plains: Survey Results from Nebraska and North
Dakota," "How Important Is Airport Access for Rural Business?," "Older
Americans' Patterns of Driving and Using Other Transportation," "Developing
a Safetynet for Farm Households," "Rural Banks and the
Federal Home Loan Bank System," and "USDA's Self-Help
Loan Program Provides Unique Opportunities for Home Ownership."
Volume 15, No.
2Feature Articles: "Housing Poverty in
Rural Areas Greater for Racial and Ethnic Minorities," "Direct
Loans Open Doors to Rural Homeownership," "Local Housing Policy:
The Small-Town Myth and Economic Development," "Skilled Metro
Workers Get Highest Payoffs for Using a Computer at Work," and "Less-Educated
Workers Face Limited Opportunities To Move Up to Good Jobs."
Volume 15, No.
1Feature Articles: "Rural Consumer Markets," "Thinking
About Rural Manufacturing: A Brief History," "Federal Funds
in the Black Belt," "Child Poverty in Nonmetro Areas in the
1990's," and "Using Microenterprise Programs in the Rural United
Volume 14, No. 3Feature
Articles: "Strategic Planning for Telecommunications Rural
Communities," "Innovations in the Delivery of Health Care Services
to Rural Communities: Telemedicine and Limited-Service Hospitals," "Telecommunications
Access for Rural Americans With Disabilities," "Growth of the
Oldest Old Population and Future Implications for Rural Areas," "Are
Workers in the Rural South Ready for the Future?," and Rural
Issues in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Common
to United States,"
Volume 14, No. 2Feature
Articles: "Migrants Settling Far and Wide in the Rural West," "Amenities
Increasingly Draw People to the Rural West," "Jobs Follow People
in the Rural Rocky Mountain West," "Migrants to Oregon in the
1990's: Working Age, Near-Retirees, and Retirees Make Different
Destination Choices," "Quality of Life, Nontraditional Income,
and Economic Growth: New Development Opportunities for the Rural
West," "Employment Growth in the Rural West From 1985 to 1995
Outpaced the Nation," "Wildlife Conservation and Economic Development
in the West," "Finding Common Ground on Western Lands," and "Water
Markets: Implications for Rural Areas of the West."
Volume 14, No. 1Feature
Articles: "Increasing the Minimum Wage: Implications for
Rural Poverty and Employment," "Choosing To Work Off-Farm," "Tobacco
Communities Facing Change," "Financial Markets Serve Rural Areas
Reasonably Well," "Federal Funding's Unique Role in Appalachia," and "Nonmetro
Displaced Workers Face Less Hardship Than Metro Displaced Workers."
Volume 13, No. 3Feature
Articles: "The Continuing Population Rebound in Nonmetro
America," "Racial and Spatial Equity in Welfare Programs: Interstate
and Intercounty Differences in Welfare Spending," "Rural Poor
Have Less Access to Supermarkets, Large Grocery Stores," "Local
Government Financial Capacity and the Growing Importance of State
Aid," "Do Rural Youth Attain Their Educational Goals?", "Impact
of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 for Rural Areas," and "Multi-Agency
Service Teams: A New Approach in Maine To Deliver Technical Assistance
to Rural Manufacturers."
Volume 13, No. 2Feature
Articles: "Poverty of Older Women Across the Rural-Urban
Continuum," "Rural Communities and Military Base Closings," "Rail
Freight Consolidation and Rural America," "Rural Manufacturers
in the Export Market," "Employment in Small Towns:
Microbusinesses, Part-Time Work, and Lack of Benefits Characterize
Iowa Firms," "Migration, Residential Mobility, and
Poverty in Rural Pennsylvania."
Volume 13, No. 1Feature
Articles: "Sustaining the Great Plains," "Agriculture
and New Agricultural Policies in the Great Plains," "Population
Change in the Great Plains: A History of Prolonged Decline," "Net
Migration in the Great Plains Increasingly Linked to Natural
Amenities and Suburbanization," "Can Manufacturing
Reverse Rural Great Plains Depopulation?," "Retail/Wholesale
Trade Employment Directly Related to Population Change in the
Nonmetro Great Plains," "Which Federal Programs Are
Most Important for the Great Plains?," "What Do Nonemployers
Contribute to Retail and Service Opportunities in the Great Plains?"
Volume 12, No. 3Feature
Articles: "Overcoming Persistent Poverty and Sinking
Into It: Income Trends in Persistent-Poverty and Other High-Poverty
Counties, 1989-94," "Rural Labor Markets Often Lead
Urban Markets in Recessions and Expansions," "Rural
Industry Clusters Raise Local Earnings," "Commuting
and the Economic Functions of Small Towns and Places," "Rural
Areas in the New Telecommunications Era," "Industrial
Uses of Agricultural Products Such as Crambe Play a Role in Rural
Community Development," "Sustaining a Rural Black Farming
Community in the South: A Portrait of Brooks Farm, Mississippi"
Volume 12, No. 2Feature
Articles: "Manufacturing and the Midwest Rural Economy:
Recent Trends and Implications for the Future," "When
Rural Communities Lose Passenger Rail Service," "Direct
Farm Marketing as a Rural Development Tool," "Why U.S.
Agriculture and Rural Areas Have a Stake in Small Farms"
Volume 12, No. 1Feature
Articles: "The Value of Rural America," "The
Value of Rural Life in American Culture," "Corridors
of Value: Rural Land in Rural Life," "Why Americans
Value Rural Life," and "Rural America as a Symbol of
Volume 11, No. 3Feature
Articles: "Lone Eagles and High Fliers in Rural Producer
Services," "Computer Use by Rural Workers is Rapidly
Increasing," "Communities May Lose Military Retirees
Along With Their Bases," "Minimum Wage Increase Could
Raise Many Rural Workers' Wages," and "Census Tracts
More Precisely Define Rural Populations and Areas"
Volume 11, No. 2Feature
Articles: "State Rural Development Councils Are Creating
Public-Private Partnerships," "Rural America's Transportation
Network: Issues for the 1990's," "Deadwood, South Dakota
Gambling, Historic Preservation, and Economic Revitalization," "Rural
Prisons: An Update," "Retired Farm Operators: Who Are
They?" and "Who's Vulnerable to Federal Budget Cuts?"