The Gutting of Rural America – What Happened?

The Gutting of Rural America – What Happened?

Posted on December 30, 2023 by Mike Callicrate

The rural America that once fed us dependably from family farms is seeing its last days – Abandoned farmsteads and dollar stores mark the graves of once prosperous communities

There’s an economic term to describe this phenomenon, it’s called stealing.
John Helmuth, House Agriculture Committee Economist 1979-1987

$8.24 retail value:
$5,010 total retail value doses not include $173/hd. by-product value. Retail price is 1.85 times the rate of inflation.

So, my dear grandson, you asked what happened? Middlemen gained enough power to extract the wealth and the life out of rural America.


Patriot article provided by NFU historian, Tom Giessel, Larned, Kansas