Monthly Archives: March 2022

MEPs call for incentives to promote organic farming

MEPs in the EU Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today [Thursday, March 31] recommended to help Member States to promote organic farming. Members of the committee voted unanimously in favor of a report on the EU action plan for organic farming. The report points out that the share of agricultural …

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Registration opens for the Rural Development Summit | Advertisement

LITTLE ROCK — Registration is now open for the 2022 Arkansas Rural Development Summit, the state’s annual event for anyone interested in improving the quality of life in rural Arkansas communities. This year’s summit will take place May 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St. The Rural …

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New WV Director of USDA Rural Development Appointed

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has appointed a new director for West Virginia. Previously director of economic development in the office of US Senator Joe Manchin, Ryan Thorn took up his new post on March 28. Ryan Thorn speaks to citizens of rural …

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‘Our kids are walking there’: Vermont Council on Rural Development gathers feedback from Highgate community | News

HIGHGATE – Members of the community gathered on Tuesday evening to discuss with experts what they want to see in the future of Highgate. The forum was a collaboration between the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), the City of Highgate, and other Vermont organizations, and aimed to gather input …

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Government supports three new rural community hubs to strengthen local connections and resilience

The government is supporting rural communities in Waikato, Otago and the West Coast to develop and provide solutions to local challenges, Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. Grants totaling $154,000 are being awarded to rural community centers in Wairamarama, Teviot Valley and Whare Manaaki O Te Tai Poutini under …

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Food Security in the BIMSTEC Region: Lessons from Sri Lanka’s Smart Agriculture

By Dr. Manoj Thibbotuwawa Sri Lanka successfully concluded the fifth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on March 30, 2022. Established in 1997, BIMSTEC is a seven-member regional organization comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. BIMSTEC pays …

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Governor sees need for greater focus on agricultural and rural development

It emphasizes the role of agriculture in strengthening the economy of the country and also the progress It emphasizes the role of agriculture in strengthening the economy of the country and also the progress Emphasizing the role of the agrarian economy in strengthening the country’s economy and also in its …

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‘Our kids are walking there’: Vermont Council on Rural Development gathers feedback from the Highgate community | News

HIGHGATE – Members of the community gathered on Tuesday evening to discuss with experts what they want to see in the future of Highgate. The forum was a collaboration between the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), the City of Highgate, and other Vermont organizations, and aimed to gather input …

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Registration Open for Arkansas Rural Development Summit 2022 | News

Registration is now open for the 2022 Arkansas Rural Development Summit, the state’s annual event for anyone interested in improving the quality of life in rural Arkansas communities. This year’s summit will take place on May 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The Rural Development Summit is …

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A boost for rural community hub and catchment group projects in South Canterbury

Community resilience and best land management practices in South Canterbury will be strengthened through government support for two farmer-led projects, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. “We are investing $610,000 over three years in the Hakataramea Sustainability Collective to help landowners in the Hakataramea Valley farm more sustainably and improve …

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Contract poultry farming thrives despite pandemic shock

While contract farming is not yet firmly entrenched in the country, the model is firmly established and growing in the broiler meat industry. About 25 companies, including Venky’s, Suguna, IB, Sneha Farms, Sampoorna, Maa Integrators and Unnat, have thrived in this business in recent years, in a model where they …

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LETTER: Sojourner celebrates rural community | Opinion

I read with great interest Andy Murphy’s recent letter to the editor of the Greene County Register regarding his company’s proposed glamping resort off Mutton Hollow Road. I have a farm around the corner on Simmons Gap Road and like many have wondered what impact the Sojourner Resort might have …

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Pass legislation to control misuse of Rural Development Fund, says Center in Punjab : The Tribune India

Tribune press service Ruchika M KhannaChandigarh, March 28 In a significant development, the Punjab government was reportedly advised by the Center to pass a law ensuring that the Rural Development Fund (RDF) would only be used to develop rural infrastructure if the state wanted the stopped central grant …

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Our agricultural strategy needs a radical overhaul – we need to ask ourselves who benefits from maintaining the status quo

For Irish agriculture, the repercussions of the war in Ukraine provide further evidence that our government is ready to redouble its efforts on a failing strategy published in 2010. he Ministry of Agriculture has set up a fodder safety committee, but will not address any of the systemic issues that …

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Registration Open for Arkansas Rural Development Summit 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 28, 2022) – Registration is now open for the 2022 Arkansas Rural Development Summit, the state’s annual event for anyone interested in improving the quality of life in rural Arkansas communities . This year’s summit will take place on May 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center …

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President Biden Names New Virginia State Director of Rural Development

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – President Biden has appointed Perry Hickman to serve as Virginia’s state director of rural development with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The role of the state director is to serve as the chief executive of rural development, helping to improve the economy and quality …

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Federal Programs Key to Improving Rural Economy | Opinion

Jean Berge By John Berge, Executive Director of Nebraska FSA It is the honor of a lifetime to have been appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to the position of Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska. As Director, I am responsible for overseeing the implementation of …

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EDITORIAL: Agriculture is vital for National Agriculture Day and every day | Editorial

The Times and the Democrat You may have missed it. March 22 was National Agriculture Day. The observance aims to make Americans understand the role that agribusiness plays in all of our lives. It’s a big. How much can be seen in a report quoted by Farmer Bowman and SC …

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Around 45 farmers are joining the virtual farming roadshow hosted by Penrith and MP for The Border, Dr Neil Hudson

MORE than 45 farmers and stakeholders concerned about the future of farming in the county participated in a virtual farming roadshow hosted by a county deputy. Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, said farmers joined the event to voice their concerns about new farm finance schemes. It …

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Mobile magic in the rural economy

According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the contribution of mobile operators to GDP is 0.89% March 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m. Last modification: March 27, 2022, 11:57 a.m. Sufia Khatun, a widow from the Atharobari union of Ishwarganj in Mymensingh, obtained a mobile handset from Grameenphone with her “Palli …

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Aurivo is looking for candidates for a revolutionary sustainable agriculture program

Published: Sat 26 March 2022, 06:30 AURIVO is calling on its farmer members to apply to participate in a groundbreaking new sustainable agriculture initiative, which aims to help farmers produce nutritious meat and dairy products while dramatically improving their farm’s carbon footprint. Aurivo is calling for applications from its 10,000 …

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Black farming community challenges Illinois gas pipeline

By Clark Mindock (March 25, 2022, 5:10 p.m. EDT) — Community groups in a historically black farming community in Illinois said Friday that Nicor ​​gas pipeline infrastructure approved for the area — though the community has little interest in gas connections – would destroy the soil composition. The Pembroke Environmental …

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Ministry of Rural Development, IIE partner for the village entrepreneurship program

The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), to promote entrepreneurship among rural youth in launching the “Startup Village Entrepreneurship Program” (SVEP). SVEP is a sub-component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – …

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Report finds tourists staying in county help boost rural economy

Farm holidays have been proven to strengthen Scotland’s rural economy and encourage equal work roles for men and women, according to a new report. Agritourism is when tourists stay in the countryside with locals, such as on farms or crofts. In recent years, particularly during the pandemic, it has become …

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Can carbon farming and carbon credits reduce emissions and reverse climate change? | farm online

On the Monaro Plain in southern New South Wales, a farmer shows us the kangaroo grass that has reappeared on his property. Unlike many neighboring properties, this farmhouse is filled with native herbs that go up to your knees. The farmer points out kangaroo grass scattered all over the paddock, …

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Capito and Manchin Announce USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $749,250 in fiscal year 2022 for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Awards Program. “It’s great to see West Virginia receiving funding through the USDA …

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DEDS Proves Lucrative for J&K Dairy Entrepreneurs

As an agricultural area, the agriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir produces 16.18% of its GDP, with the dairy sector contributing 35% Dairy farming is booming in the Union Territory with Jammu and Kashmir governments focusing on …

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New Secretary General at the Department of Rural Development

Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys has announced the appointment of Mary Hurley as the department’s new secretary general. Hurley was appointed to the position following an open competition held by the Public Appointments Service and the High Level Appointments Committee (TLAC). Welcoming Hurley to the post, Minister Humphreys …

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Ukraine and P&O Ferries discussed at agriculture ministers meeting

The challenges of the Ukraine crisis and the suspension of P&O ferry crossings were discussed during a meeting with UK agriculture ministers. The pressing issues facing the agri-food sector were highlighted at a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (IMG EFRA). Attending were Defra Secretary …

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Thorn Selected to Lead USDA WV Rural Development Office

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Ryan Thorn has been named head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s West Virginia Office of Rural Development. Thorn was born, raised and educated in Mountain State and currently serves as director of economic development for U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) where he has served for …

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Northumberland farming family fear impact of changes to pop-up camping rules

The Dixon family milk 100 purebred Holstein x Friesian cows at their peaceful family farm in Hedley on the Hill, overlooking the Tyne Valley. But in an effort to diversify and secure the future of the family farm, last year they set up a temporary campsite called Valley View Camping …

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The Illinois congressman calls Pres. Biden for agricultural priorities

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) With farm costs and gas prices rising, an Illinois congressman says the Biden administration has failed farmers. At a House Ag committee hearing leading up to the 2023 Farm Bill, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, R-IL, said farmers concerned about input costs, burdensome environmental regulations and rules …

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AFRICA: drinking water at the heart of rural development

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2030. But in Africa, progress is still slow. In a 2019 report, the UN said access to clean water in sub-Saharan Africa is only 24% and basic sanitation services cover …

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minister celebrates success of Newry’s rural development program | Newry time

A total of 76 projects in the Newry, Morne and Down District Council area have received funding, with 14 community facilities developed or upgraded and over 33,000 people benefiting from support under the renovation of facilities measure. towns. Welcoming the success of the program during a speech at the event, …

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“Use carbon farming as additional farm income”

Dry Cattle Rancher Niels Hansen says farmers across the country could see economic benefits if they add carbon forestry to their operations. Hansen, his wife Fiona Howatson and his parents Peter and Grethe Hansen have planted over 15% of their Taranaki dry cattle farm in the carbon forest, with 217 …

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MGNREGA has its flaws but remains important for the rural economy

The much maligned MGNREGA (“monument of sixty years of failure”) is again in the news. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj submitted its report on the functioning of MGNREGA to the Lok Sabha on February 8, 2022. Entitled ‘Critical Assessment of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural …

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The Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development spoke about fire support in Vernon on Friday – Vernon News

More fire support for the area Picture: Contributed MP Katrine Conroy Vernon residents’ support for wildfire crews on Kin Park property made a strong impression on the provincial Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development . West Kootenay MP Katrine Conroy traveled to Vernon during the White …

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Film telling the story of a trans woman in a rural community currently playing in Charlottetown

Shelley Thompson’s directorial debut wouldn’t have been possible without her son. The award-winning performer best known for her portrayal of Barbara Lahey on the hit TV series Trailer park boysbegan to turn his attention to the director’s chair at a time when his son, singer-songwriter T. Thomason, was embarking on …

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Mizoram districts to transition from ‘jhum’ to ‘green’ farming with FAO help

To move farmers from the unscientific “Jhum” or slash-and-burn method of cultivation to sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s “Green-Ag” project Agriculture (FAO) is implemented in Mizoram, ensuring conservation of biodiversity and forests. The project is implemented in two districts of Mizoram – Mamit and Lunglei …

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Nyakaana’s one-acre agricultural model that pays off

In 2008, it was announced that President Museveni was going to visit Kabarole district. One of the activities planned for this visit was to interact with the farmers of one of the poorest villages at the time, Rwengaju, to see how they were surviving. Inspiration At the time, Richard Nyakaana …

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Iowa Rural Development Council Announces 2022 Iowa Rural Summit | News

Iowans interested in issues vital to rural communities are invited to attend the 2022 Iowa Rural Summit, hosted by the Iowa Rural Development Council. The event will take place April 12-13 at the Gateway Hotel and Convention Center in Ames, Iowa. Communities are encouraged to enter teams of three, although …

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This accountant is the GOAT of, well, goat farming

What started as a hobby nine years ago has now become an agricultural business in two different countries. Today, former accountant Justin Dziruni has 12 full-time employees and a number of seasonal workers. His company, Zazo Boergoats raises Boergoats goats and Red Kalahari goats. Through this indigenous herding operation in …

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USDA opens technical assistance grant round to support rural community facilities

In the past, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez campus has been among the entities that have received this type of grant to help disadvantaged rural communities. (Credit: FEMA/Eduardo Martínez). The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications through May 23 to provide funding to help rural communities expand their ability …

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Oban Named USDA State Director of Rural Development | The mighty 790 KFGO

Erin Hill Oban WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden today named several people to fill key regional leadership positions, including Erin Oban as USDA North Dakota’s State Director of Rural Development. A White House press release said the appointees will be essential to the president’s efforts to rebuild communities hardest hit …

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gadkari: Bioethanol can change the face of rural economy and rural India, Gadkari tells ET GBS 2022

The depletion of natural resources and the resulting pollution and global warming due to fuel use has plagued us together for decades. And the only solution lies in the introduction of renewable and environmentally friendly resources like biofuels, to power automobiles and machinery. On Day 2 of ET GBS 2022, …

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The pig farming sector pleads for more support in the context of the current crisis

Leading Scottish pig farmer Jamie Wyllie welcomed Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon to the farm yesterday as the sector faces its worst crisis in a generation. The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by local MSP Paul McLennan on a tour of one of the many high health pig …

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The best days are ahead for the rural economy

As a lifelong Hoosier, I grew up raising beef cattle on my family’s farm in Austin and have been involved in rural communities ever since. During my 20 years of service in the Indiana House of Representatives, I have been committed to creating better opportunities for rural Indiana through educational, …

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New Michigan Office of Rural Development announces chief

What is happening: Michigan’s Office of Rural Development was first announced earlier this year, the result of a Executive Directive that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released Jan. 4, 2022. Now the fledgling office has its head: Sarah Lucas, Michigan’s first deputy for rural development. Lucas was announced as an assistant on …

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Op-Ed Brighter days ahead for the rural economy

Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune)—Growing up on a family farm in West Tennessee, I remember my parents sharing with me the struggles to rise to the middle class. They had humble beginnings owning a small frame house before they could build a new house on the same property. This was accomplished …

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The rural economy emerging from the shadow of the Covid?

The rural economy emerging from the shadow of the Covid? New Delhi, Mar 16 (UNI) Demand for work under Mahatma Gandhi’s flagship rural jobs scheme, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has plummeted in the current fiscal year until in February, indicating that job opportunities are increasing in the …

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The rural economy emerging from the shadow of Covid? | Kiran of Udaipur | Latest news from Udaipur

New Delhi, March 16: Demand for work under Mahatma Gandhi’s flagship rural jobs scheme, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has plummeted in the current fiscal year until February, indicating that job opportunities are increasing in the countryside. Government data shows that the work requested so far in the …

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padkai: Few takers for the government’s Padkai agricultural program in 3 tehsils | Pune News

PUNE: The Padkai hillside cultivation scheme, which geologists considered the main cause of the Malin landslide that killed 151 people on July 30, 2014, has been revived in Ambegaon, Khed and Junnar tehsils. Padkai is a tribal practice of creating small beds by cutting, digging and flattening hillsides for planting …

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Comcast Invests $1 Million to Bring Broadband to Rural Community of Biola, California in Fresno County

Comcast Opens Three New Elevator Zones Offering Free Wi-Fi, Donates More Than $100,000 and 250 Free Laptops to Boost Digital Equity in the Region Livermore, CA –News Direct– Comcast CA Comcast today announced that it has invested $1 million to bring broadband to Biola, California, a rural community in Fresno …

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Better days are ahead for the rural economy – www.elizabethton.com

BY ARLISA ARMSTRONGGrowing up on a family farm in West Tennessee, I remember my parents sharing with me the struggles of rising to the middle class. They had humble beginnings owning a small frame house before they could build a new house on the same property. This was accomplished with …

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Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO Sarah Lucas Appointed Rural Development Assistant

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Michigan (WLUC) – Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) CEO Sarah Lucas was recently appointed to the new Michigan State Office of Rural Development, effective April 18. “While we are disappointed to see her leave the LSCP, we are delighted that Sarah is joining the Office of Rural Development, …

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Accelecom and The Center for Rural Development creates partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Accelecom and The Center for Rural Development (CRD) have teamed up to bring new fiber-optic infrastructure to the CRD’s 45 county region. As the exclusive partner with the KentuckyWired network, Accelecom has been busy investing and expanding fiber within the region for local business use and facilitating …

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Red Tractor ‘fails to regulate’ pesticide use for UK supermarket produce | Agriculture

The Red Tractor scheme, used to mark food produced to a ‘high standard’, fails to regulate the use of pesticides on farms, according to a report. As the largest agricultural and food assurance scheme in the UK, which certifies around 50,000 farmers, Red Tractor is responsible for ensuring compliance with …

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New Anza Street banners promote rural community – Press Enterprise

New banners promoting the rural community of Anza now hang along Route 371. The Highway 371 Business Association and others began putting up street banners to promote the rural community of Anza. (Courtesy of Annika Knoppel) The project was undertaken by the Highway 371 Business Association, Anza Area Trail Town, …

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Unlocking the rural economy will make India a global leader: NITI Aayog

“Futuristic technologies like 5G, AI and robotics will help realize the country’s dream of becoming a world leader at a much faster pace,” he said. “Futuristic technologies like 5G, AI and robotics will help realize the country’s dream of becoming a world leader at a much faster pace,” he said. …

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Better days ahead for the rural economy | Local News

As a lifelong Hoosier, I grew up raising beef cattle on my family’s farm in Austin and have been involved in rural communities ever since. During my 20 years of service in the Indiana House of Representatives, I have been committed to creating better opportunities for rural Indiana through educational, …

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Ettrick Valley: final touches for £1.9m rural development

A £1.9M rural development is set to breathe new life into rural Ettrick Valley. Work began in Kirkhope, just outside Ettrickbridge, last spring to convert a Victorian corn mill, farmhouse and paddock into family homes and commercial workshops. And the final touches are being completed before the tenants move in …

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UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Saudi Arabia

Less than a year after the official opening of the Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, plans for a series of projects to be executed from the hub have been further advanced, signaling the ever-closer cooperation between UNWTO and the kingdom. A series of projects are being designed …

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Ganduje government flags on N2.5b link roads in Garo, nearby communities *247ureports.com

Advertising In his efforts to facilitate and enhance the movement of citizens and agricultural products in towns and rural communities, within the framework of good service delivery, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State pointed out the road network of the town of Garo and neighboring communities of Kabo local …

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Sleeping Bear Apiaries will receive a grant from the Rural Development Fund

Compiled by Colin Merry, Personal editor March 13, 2022 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has awarded 21 Rural Development Fund grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities. “I’m proud that so much of MDARD’s work …

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The Moderator and agricultural issues

Dr Bruce was speaking during his visit to Iveagh Iveagh PCI Rectory, which involved farm visits and lunch with senior agricultural representatives and the denomination’s rural chaplain. The meetings and visits were part of 20 separate engagements during his week-long tour to one of ICP’s 19 regional presbyteries. The parsonage …

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Rural community builds its first broadband network in Ireland

The local community of Piltown and Fiddown, Co. Kilkenny is the first in Ireland to build its own fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network, as residents were adamant they would not be left behind in national broadband plan. Community residents and the non-profit volunteer group Broadband 4 Our Community (B4OC) made history …

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Our rural economy is a story of hope and resilience

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to the writing or editing of articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Rhiannon Hampson is the Maine State Director for Rural Development for the USDA. As an organic and dairy farmer, I know all …

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Galbraith staff raise bullish total for agricultural welfare charity RSABI

A SIMMENTAL bull from Corskie Farm, near Fochabers, joined the Galbraith team in handing over a check for £5,470 to RSABI, at recent Stirling bull sales. (Left to right) Alice Wilson, Associate Rural Surveyor at Galbraith, Harry Seran, Head of Finance and Digital at RSABI, Carol McLaren, Managing Director of …

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Zero tillage makes farming profitable in Africa

Zero tillage is making productive agriculture profitable in Africa while improving soil health and farmer yields, especially in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia. Farmers in these countries have realized the environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land. Rural Business Development Services in Uganda train, advise and guide …

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AP will use drone technology for agriculture

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled plans to introduce drone technology to the state’s agricultural sector. Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu announced the state’s decision to use drone technology while presenting the budget for agriculture and related sectors to the assembly. He said the state government is planning to spend …

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The Minister celebrates the success of his rural development program in Newry, Morne and Down

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA attended an event at Killeavy Castle in Newry to celebrate the success of the Morne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership in delivering his country’s rural development ‘LEADER’ program ministry. Minister Poots is pictured with (left to right) Councilor Cathy Mason, Chair of Newry, …

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Build it, grow it, buy it in America

By Betsy Dirksen London | Illinois Rural Development Director As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA …

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South Africa: North West Agriculture and Rural Development hosts one-day careers expo for agricultural secondary schools

Career exhibit evokes passion for agriculture among school students The Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, organized a one-day careers exhibition for agricultural secondary schools in the North- West to Taung Agricultural College. AgriSETA is an organization needed to develop …

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Column: Brighter days ahead for South Carolina’s rural economy

GLOVER Having spent most of my life in and around rural communities, I know firsthand the challenges of rural growth. My parents, who were both educators, left their school every day to come home to take care of our small family farm, because they loved the land; and they understood …

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The Salvation Army of the Shoals organizes a gift for rural residents in need | News

As inflation and record gas prices continue to plague people everywhere, an organization is working to ensure no city is left behind. The Shoals Salvation Army wants to make sure that small towns with limited resources get the help they need during tough economic times. This work includes the Sacks …

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Bill would give Missouri tax credits for urban agriculture and agriculture outreach programs | State News

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide state tax credits for establishing urban farms in Missouri’s food deserts and creating an outreach program in those areas has received support bipartite. Bill of 1919, sponsored by Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins, D-St. Louis, would give up to 50% state tax credit …

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Better days are ahead for the rural economy – Lowndes Signal

Tribune of Nivory Gordon, Alabama State Manager, USDA Rural Development Growing up on my family’s farm in Wilcox County, Alabama, I witnessed first-hand many of the challenges faced by families living in rural communities across the state. We had no public access to water in the eastern part of the …

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The best days are ahead for the rural economy – The Greenville Advocate

Grandstand of Nivory Gordon, Alabama State Director USDA Rural Development Growing up on my family’s farm in Wilcox County, Alabama, I witnessed first-hand many of the challenges faced by families living in rural communities across the state. We had no public access to water in the eastern part of the …

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Remote work centers in Offaly visited by the Rural Community Network

The Junction, Tullamore Published: Thu 10 March 2022, 15:18 A remote work center in Tullamore was recently visited by the Rural Community Network (RCN). RCN visited business centers and remote work centers within the ConnectedHubs.ie network and spoke to managers who shared their experiences of building and running their successful …

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WVSOM launches healthcare program for rural communities

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) – Residents of Greenbrier County will now be able to enjoy free transportation to get to medical appointments and be more easily tested for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This major community program is the result of a partnership between the Center for Rural and Community Health …

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The debate on the right to repair in 2022

The right to repair became a hot topic again when the Biden administration in July introduced an executive order promoting competition in the economy. Biden Executive Order the executive order signed by President Biden called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to limit anti-competitive practices as a means of promoting …

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Pembrokeshire project brings superfast fiber speeds to rural community

A farming family in Ambleston, who were told fast broadband would never reach their home, are now enjoying superfast fiber speeds, thanks to a pioneering project in Pembrokeshire. The remote location of Anne and Richard James’ cattle farm caused previous engineers to be told they could not accommodate anything but …

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USDA Secretary Speaks to Students and Faculty on Rural Development

On March 4, Cornellians gathered at Stocking Hall to hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who discussed the initiatives she has spearheaded to foster the development of rural communities. Americans. A New Mexico native and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants employed as farmhands, Torres …

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Representative Axne votes to create American jobs, increase rural development and provide support for Ukraine

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of her colleagues to pass the omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2022, fully funding the government until September 30, 2022. Legislation passed by the House tonight includes nearly $1 billion for rural broadband expansion, $1.45 billion for rural water …

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Public servants participate in the Rural Community Development Initiative – Claiborne Progress

Participants from eight towns in rural eastern Tennessee recently participated in the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), a joint venture with UT’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the UT Naifeh Center for Leadership effective (NCEL). Linda Stilson of New Tazewell was among the attendees. RCDI was made possible by …

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UFU launches manifesto for 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly elections

The manifesto will be distributed to all political parties in Northern Ireland ahead of the election, which will take place on May 5. UFU President Victor Chestnutt explained: “In our UFU manifesto, we have highlighted our vision of a productive, profitable and progressive agricultural sector that can benefit the environment, …

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Prague recognized as smart rural community | Local News

About 50 community members gathered on Tuesday morning when Prague was recognized as a smart rural community. The Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company (NNTC) honored the village in Saunders County during an event at the Kolache Korner. NNTC is a provider of telephone, Internet and television services. The special designation comes …

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Broadband focus of House ag rural development hearing

When the House Agriculture Commodities, Trade and Credit Subcommittee held a hearing on rural development today, members primarily questioned the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Development rural, Xochitl Torres Small, on broadband issues. In his opening statement, Torres Small said rural development programs — including delivering high-speed Internet service to …

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Russian conflict and impact on food, agriculture

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global commodity markets. It now threatens to drive up farming costs and skyrocket food prices. Food inflation in India could therefore soon enter double-digit territory. Mint examines the impact. How will the conflict affect India? The war in the Black Sea region, which is …

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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan: Rural development is just beginning | Columnists

As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA Rural Development puts your tax dollars back into the …

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Modi urges lenders to support rural economy and emerging businesses

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged lenders to finance businesses in rural centers and projects aligned with national priorities such as net zero emissions, building health infrastructure, developing space industry , exports and startups. In a virtual event on ‘Financing for growth and the ambitious economy‘ which …

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Local Perspective: Better days are well and truly ahead for the rural economy | Columnists

Kate Bolz I agree with President Biden, America’s best days are ahead of us, especially for people in rural Nebraska. The Farm to Family grocery store in Hay Springs is stocked with fresh produce and meat from local and regional producers. It has a grocery store and energy efficient coolers …

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Charity shocked by Covid impact on farmers

The fallout from Covid-19 on the mental health of farmers will be felt for months if not years to come, Irish Rural Link (IRL) has warned. Although most pandemic restrictions have been lifted, IRL CEO Seamus Boland said volunteers were “shocked” by the high level of loneliness in the community. …

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A rural community builds its own FTTP broadband network

Non-profit brings 150Mbps connectivity to Kilkenny-Waterford-Tipperary border The life Jim O’Brien, Broadband 4 Our Community; Paul Walsh; Declan Rice, CEO, Kilkenny Leader; Vernon Buckley; and Kate Foley of Iverk Produce/O’Shea Farm. Credit: Dylan Vaughan A non-profit, volunteer-run company that has provided access to 150Mbps connectivity to 750 homes and businesses …

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Ministry of Rural Development partners with NIESBUD for village-level entrepreneurship program

NEW DELHI : The Union Department of Rural Development (MoRD) and the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a sustainable model for promoting rural development. grassroots entrepreneurship by initiating the “start-up village entrepreneurship program” (SVEP). NIESBUD is an …

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NABARD Grameena Habba-2022 to revive rural economy shaken by Covid-19 pandemic

Bangalore, March 7 (IANS): Aiming to give a boost to the rural economy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, NABARD, Karnataka Regional Office is organizing an annual “Grameena Habba” event, to provide a marketing platform for rural artisans to sell handicrafts and handicrafts here between March 10-14. Artisans from Telangana, …

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Is solar energy a threat to agriculture? | News, Sports, Jobs

At the 2022 PA Farm Show, the Pennsylvania State Grange presented an informative program on solar power generation as it relates to agriculture. The panel presented thought-provoking ideas on whether or not industrial-scale solar power generation can co-exist with production agriculture. Improving the use of alternative energies is …

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Climate Change Update | agricultural life

Tyron’s campaign. Photo: Cliff Donaldson The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has been consistent in its message throughout, stating that we want to see fair and credible legislation for NI based on science and expert advice. Despite all the evidence presented to them, some politicians do not understand the significant environmental …

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Utah’s rural economy boosted by passage of movie incentive bill – St George News

ST. GEORGE- Reviving Utah’s rural economy and preventing the loss of movie revenue to neighboring states was approved when the Legislature recently passed the Utah Film Incentives Bill. 1950s TV show Lone Ranger was filmed in southern Utah and new wire laws require production companies to hire locally to get …

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New Zealand trade deal ‘will hurt farming communities’

TRADE UNIONS and politicians have warned that the New Zealand-UK trade deal will hurt rural communities. The UK Government’s International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said the deal would “cut red tape” between the two countries and UK trade would “skyrocket” as a result. But Mid and West Wales Ms Jane …

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