Monthly Archives: May 2022

BRAC Bank organizes a workshop on financing solutions and insurance facilities for cattle farming

BRAC Bank held an awareness workshop for its sales team in Chattogram on livestock finance and insurance facilities for cattle farming entrepreneurs. The workshop was meant to train its field staff on the benefits of the finance facility and how it can help farmers grow their livestock business, a press …

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Eight Pike County Students Selected for Center for Rural Development Youth Programs | News

The Center for Rural Development has selected eight students from Pike County to participate in its summer leadership programs. Rogers Scholars This summer, two high school sophomores from Pike County will join students from southern and eastern Kentucky for the 25th annual Rogers Scholars Youth Leadership Program. Aneesh Sharma of …

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Rural connectivity still holding back UK agriculture, survey finds

Lack of action to improve rural connectivity is holding back food production and farming in the UK, reports the National Farmers’ Union. The NFU’s new digital technology survey reveals that greater broadband and mobile connectivity is needed to meet the needs of modern food and agriculture businesses. Respondents emphasized that …

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Varadkar says no farmer will be told to stop farming or reduce herd size

No farmer will be told to stop farming or reduce herd size in order to meet tough climate change targets, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told a Fine Gael conference on the agriculture and rural Ireland. He said Ireland would take “reasonable” steps to meet the government’s target of a 51 per …

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Historic photos of Edinburgh show the farming past of the capital’s western communities

West Edinburgh is known for its green residential areas which are teeming with local businesses. But what many locals forget is that the area was once made up mostly of farmland and its associated businesses. Corstorphine as a rural village only officially joined Edinburgh in the 1920s as part of …

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MP for Penrith calls on PM to support rural economy

An MP for Cumbria, along with more than 30 other MPs and peers, has written to the Prime Minister asking him to support the rural economy. Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, joined the group who wrote to Johnson asking him to present a new white paper …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development accepts grant application – Times News Online

Published on May 06, 2022 at 1:54 p.m. US Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small recently announced that the department is accepting applications for grants to help start, expand, or improve rural cooperatives and other commonly owned businesses. The USDA is offering Priority Points to projects …

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Eight Magoffin students selected for Rural Development Center youth programs – Salyersville Independent

The Rural Development Center has selected eight students from Magoffin County to participate in its summer leadership programs. Rogers Scholars This summer, two sophomores from Magoffin County will join high school students from across southern and eastern Kentucky for the 25th annual Rogers Scholars Youth Leadership Program. Bella Dunn is …

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Nearly 80% shortage of medical specialists in rural community health centers

The shortage of specialists in community health centers in rural areas has worsened. The total shortage widened to 79.9% in 2021 from 76.1% a year earlier, according to data from the Rural Health Statistics 2020-21 report. There is a shortage in all specialties, including surgeons, doctors, pediatricians as well …

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In pictures: CAFRE students attend the “Job opportunities in agriculture” event

More than 30 agricultural companies presented the range of positions and career opportunities available in the sector. Exhibitors also took the opportunity to meet students interested in internship opportunities, with a wide range of opportunities available. Joe Mulholland, the event organizer and Head of Higher and Higher Education Internships at …

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The closing date for EFS applications is approaching

The EFS Higher Tranche 6 agreements are scheduled to begin on January 1, 2023 and run for five years until December 31, 2027. If the number of applications exceeds the funding available, the applications will be ranked and those offering the greatest environmental benefit will be selected. You are encouraged …

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FREE EVENT: How can conservatives grow the rural economy?

You are cordially invited to our next ConservativeHome Live event, organized in partnership with the Country Land and Business Associationexploring the subject: Rural Central – How can the Conservatives grow the rural economy? Join us for free, via Zoom, from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 to hear from a panel …

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Sturgeon County First Rural Community to Adopt Clean Energy Retrofit Program – FortSaskOnline.com

It’s a win-win. Residents of Sturgeon County will soon have the opportunity to lower their utility bills while increasing their property value with a new financing program. In mid-April, the county council approved the Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) tax settlement. CEIP allows municipalities to provide competitive funding to landowners …

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Public input sought for Staffordshire rural development plan

Submitted by Staffordshire County Council Staffordshire County Council is urging businesses, individuals, groups and organizations to finalize how to get the most out of the region’s rural economy over the next decade. After preliminary work with a wide range of bodies, the county council has released its draft rural economic …

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South Africa: Agriculture, land reform and rural development welcome proclamation of May 12 as annual International Plant Health Day

Download logo The Department of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) welcomes the announcement by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly of the adoption (29 March 2022) of the resolution proclaiming the May 12 International Plant Health Day (IDPH). The Department sees this as a positive step towards solving …

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Youth trained in agriculture – Malawi 24

A non-governmental organization called “Conserve with Benefits” trained young people in farming practices that are more resilient to climate change. The young people in this training come from Ukwe EPA, TA Kabudula in Lilongwe district. Speaking in an interview, Conserve with Benefits team leader Collins Mittochi said he noted that …

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Fine Gael organizes a conference on agriculture and rural development

Fine Gael is hosting a one-day conference this weekend on issues related to agriculture and rural development, with the aim of supporting stronger and safer communities in rural Ireland. The conference will take place on Saturday 7 May at the Tullamore Court Hotel in County Offaly and will bring together …

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YouTube farming couple based in Tap O’Noth by Rhynie, share the joy of 10 years of success

A YOUTUBE farming couple are celebrating a decade of sustainable farming in rural Aberdeenshire. James Reid and Rosa Bevan have amassed an impressive following on YouTube. Young farmers James Reid and Rosa Bevan have made a living at Tap O’Noth by Rhynie using permaculture techniques. With over 19,000 YouTube subscribers, …

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MPs and peers unite to call for action on the rural economy

More than 30 MPs and peers have written to the Prime Minister calling for a new government-wide effort to unlock the potential of the rural economy. Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum are urging Boris Johnson to take a range of actions to realize the potential of rural communities. It …

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FERN’s Back Forty: How Vegetable Farming Can ‘Redevelop’ the Mississippi Delta

By Boyce Upholt Back Forty will bring you periodic reviews, interviews and insights from journalists on the stories they’ve written. Register here or below Woodruff County, Arkansas is located at the western end of what has come to be known as the “Delta,” the flat empire of farmland that hugs …

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Moody County Company | The City of Flandreau awaits a word on rural development

Plans continue to move forward on the new Flandreau fire station. “Everything was submitted to RDA, and we’re currently working with two banks for some funding as well,” City Administrator Jeff Pederson said of the rural development loan application. “We expect approvals to come from both very soon.”If all goes …

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Parliamentary group launches major report on rural economy

All-Party Parliamentary Group on The Rural Powerhouse releases £43billion plan for economic growth in the countryside The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Rural Powerhouse has released a new report on how to upgrade the rural economy. It follows one of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted by a …

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CSO: 25 farmers committed suicide in 2019

Mental health issues in rural Ireland are coming under increasing scrutiny, with the farming community particularly at risk of rural isolation and depression. n average, 25 farmers die each year by suicide, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to the Independent of agriculture. Mental health in …

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Village youth to promote rural economy, tourism

The state government aims to promote the local economy and rural tourism with the help of groups of young people formed at the village level and aptly named Yuvak and Mahila Mangal Dals, who will be trained as “Paryatan Mitra “. During his first term, Yogi Adityanath Government Tourism Policy-2018 …

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Focus on agriculture and rural development at the Fine Gael congress in Offaly

Fine Gael is hosting a day-long conference on agriculture and rural development issues, entitled Stronger Communities in Rural Ireland, on Saturday 7 May at the Tullamore Court Hotel. The conference will feature prominent politicians and speakers in the field of agriculture and rural development including An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister …

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Smart farming practices pay more dividends

AAgriculture continues to be a key contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of various economies around the world. As of the 2020/2021 financial year, agriculture accounted for around 23.7% of Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 31% of export earnings. Taking inspiration from the cultivation of coffee, which is …

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Tamarind, a vital cog in Chhattisgarh’s rural economy

As tamarind is an important minor forest product, there is a minimum support price of Rs 36 per kg for seeds. It guarantees a fair price to the tribal gatherers for their work., writes Deepanwita Gita Niyogi On a hot afternoon in Metapal village in Dantewada district, petty trader Ranat …

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The NBA is focused on the future of beef

Christine Middlemiss, UK’s Chief Veterinarian, Professor Alice Stanton, renowned expert on the health benefits of red meat, and MP Daniel Zeichner will speak at the NBA Beef Expo seminars The expert panel includes Will Jackson, Director of Beef and Lamb Strategy at AHDB, Independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant, Dr. Jude Capper, …

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