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Expert: federal policy shortchanges rural America

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The sixth annual North Country Symposium convenes tomorrow at St Lawrence University to consider how to make the region more self-sustaining by "going local." Dr. Chuck Fluharty, founding director of the Rural Policy Research Institute, is the keynote speaker. Dr. Fluharty is a seasoned analyst of the rural factor in public policy. He's been an advisor to most federal departments, as well as state and local governments. He told Martha Foley rural America is getting the short end of the deal, and thats hurting individual as well as community development. (Symposium contact: Ben Dixon 315-229-5664.)

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