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Rural neighborliness, which one writer dubs "the front porch network," is a lifeline in Appalachia during the pandemic. Read more here.

Pharmacies in rural Colorado struggle to compete with big chains to remain in business—and remain cornerstones of their communities. Read more here.

"More than half of the political comments posted publicly on social media in rural parts of six swing states last week criticized President Donald Trump for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic," The Daily Yonder reports. That's an increase since the last such analysis a few weeks ago.

A USDA webinar on Thursday promised to give more details on how the agency will distribute $16 billion in aid to farmers, but it lasted only 15 minutes and gave few answers, Politico reports.