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A highly contagious virus is killing rabbits in the Southwest. Read more here.

Potato growers say USDA efforts to distribute the crop as part of their economic stimulus programs aren't enough to make up for losses they're suffering, since the sector relies disproportionately on food-service customers. Read more here.

A National Rural Health Association executive participated in a Q-and-A about the pandemic's impact on rural America. Read more here.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is staging a virtual campaign in rural areas of battleground state Wisconsin. Read more here.

Kansas relaxes meatpacking guidelines to allow workers possibly exposed to the coronavirus to stay on the job. Read more here.