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Source: Country Living Association

Dear loyal readers, members, stakeholders and friends,

It's with some sadness that I am writing to you this week. The Country Living Association (CLA) has decided to discontinue operations effective today.

The rural lifestyle segment took a major blow following the financial fallout in 2008 and 2009. Through the generosity of our partners and our management company (Drake & Company), CLA was able to continue on and solider through the economic downturn. Unfortunately, an anticipated upturn in rural real estate and equipment purchasing has not materialized.

Given this reality, we currently do not feel CLA can be a self-sustaining organization that provides a positive value for its members.

The content posted on the www.countrylivingassociation.org will remain live until December 2011. We will monitor any comments or discussion; however, effective today, there will be no new CLA Tips, events or other information posted.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Courtney Yuskis: director@countrylivingassociation.org.

Thanks again for participating in our journey.