Despite the increase in size of atomic-age weapons, most rural people would escape the direct blast and damage- their problem would be radioactive fallout. You can take steps to protect you, your family and livestock from fallout with the suggestions provided here.
Hirning, Harvey J.
"Protecting Against the Effects of Nuclear Weapons,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 21
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol21/iss8/5