Missouri, The Show Me State
When it comes to farming Missouri is second to only Texas. According to the US Census, as of 2010, there were over 109,000 farms in the state, Texas has 228,000.
A big producer of beef and soybeans, although it’s also worth mentioning beer as well.
Missouri is no stranger to population loss. The state has slipped from the 5th to the 7th most populous US state over the past two decades. Mostly due to slow growth. Between the 2000 & 2010 US Census, with exception to St. Louis county where residents of the city of St. Louis shifted to suburban counties, 9 of the 10 leading counties in population decline were rural.
Lost Americana is about telling the stories of the people who live in rural America.
•Have you lived in the same rural area since the 1970/80s?
•Were you the last class to graduate from a rural school before it closed its doors forever?
•Do you know of a small town (under 2,000 people) that is a shell of it’s former self?
•Do you just what to give me some feedback on the topics we cover?
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