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The Disappearance of Rural America

1) How does the corporatization of farming affect all Americans, not just those living in rural areas? What can you do about this?

2) What is brain drain and what are its long-reaching effects on rural communities? Be sure to include the terms "stayers" and "achievers" in your discussion. How could the community leaders make staying more attractive than leaving?

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1) The corporatization of farming affects all Americans, largely due to the fact that the corporatization of farming has led to a pursuit of a very high level of operational efficiency at all costs, and this has had a negative impact on the safety of the products and the environment. Corporatization has led to a situation where companies will feed livestock lower quality food and use growth enhancing drugs in order to cause the livestock to grow larger much more quickly, which ...

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