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In this week’s Focus on Agriculture column, Robert Giblin takes a look at how American well-being is tied to the economic survival of rural America, and what can be done to help rural economies prosper. “The rural American economy has suffered,” writes Giblin, “not just from the loss of farms, but from a downward spiral caused by economic recessions and a lack of investment in business, infrastructure and education. Yet, there are signs that rural resilience may help turn things around.”