The manifesto was featured in the newspaper as part of a page-long article headlined 'Save our Countryside'.
"The shires have been neglected for too long," wrote journalist Richard Girling. "It's time we started treating them as a national asset."
Implementing 11 recommendations contained in the RSN manifesto will help stop the "withering of rural life," suggests the newspaper.
Featured recommendations include the call for a fairer distribution of government grants between urban and rural local authorities.
"We have the manifesto. Now let us seem some action," the article concludes.