The Geography of Rural American Poverty
Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Much of rural America is struggling today due to a downturn in the commodity super cycle that has hampered mining, energy, and agriculture. This is exacerbated by the fierce foreign competition that has faced lower-wage rural manufacturers for the last 20 years.
Testimony of Mark Partridge, Ph.D. Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, The Ohio State University. Before the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Human Resources: The Geography of Rural American Poverty