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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
As a resident of rural Oregon, I have a mounting concern for the great divide of urban Oregon governing from a perspective of rural ignorance which is stifling the initial appreciation of this region which drew people here.
How would you suggest the conversationalists, who want use of natural resources to simply be observation, and the entrepreneurial agronomists, who are trying to make a living and a lifestyle on the land, can work together?
So much of rural America/Oregon is vanishing not from lack of resources or even people who long for such a life, but from political and ideological regulations that makes this cultural asset into abandoned liabilities. Communities, business people and families are all struggling with the dream of yesterday that is today all but malnourished if not dead.
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