The 20th century was once certainly one of profound transformation in rural the US. Demographic shifts and financial restructuring have conspired to change dramatically the lives of rural humans and their groups. Challenges for Rural the USA within the Twenty-First Century defines those adjustments and translates their implications for the way forward for rural the USA. the amount follows within the culture of "decennial volumes" co-edited by way of presidents of the agricultural Sociological Society and released within the Society's Rural reports sequence. Essays were especially commissioned to envision key points of public coverage suitable to rural the USA within the new century.
Contributors include:Lionel Beaulieu, Alessandro Bonnano, David Brown, Ralph Brown, Frederick Buttel, Ted Bradshaw, Douglas Constance, Steve Daniels, Lynn England, William Falk, Cornelia plants, Jan plant life, Glenn Fuguitt, Nina Glasgow, Leland Glenna, Angela Gonzales, Gary eco-friendly, Rosalind Harris, Tom Hirschl, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Leif Jensen, Ken Johnson, Richard Krannich, Daniel Lichter, Linda Lobao, Al Luloff, Tom Lyson, Kate MacTavish, David McGranahan, Diane McLaughlin, Philip McMichael, Lois Wright Morton, Domenico Parisi, Peggy Petrzelka, Kenneth Pigg, Rogelio Saenz, Sonya Salamon, Jeff Sharp, Curtis Stofferahn, Louis Swanson, Ann Tickameyer, Leanne Tigges, Cruz Torres, Mildred Warner, Ronald Wimberley, Dreamal Worthen, and Julie Zimmerman.