California Institute for Rural Studies

Rural California Report

rural california report

CIRS started publishing the Rural California Report as a printed paper in 1989 to serve as an outlet for articles, descriptions of new publications and a clearing house for information on rural labor and poverty. The paper version of the Rural California Report eventually transformed into a weekly blog which published articles about rural California written by a variety of researchers, advocates and community organizers. We are currently re-envisioning the report and expect to launch a multi-media blog that uplifts rural community voices and shines a bright light on rural life in California. Check back here for updates!

Below are examples of past Rural California Reports, including the first printed newsletter from 1989. If you would like to see additional reports from our archive, please email