Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Ministry of Rural Development launches the “Jaldoot” application to measure the water level in wells

September 27, 2022, New Delhi: The Ministry of Rural Development has developed “JALDOOT App” which will be used nationwide to capture the water level of selected wells in a village. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Giriraj Singh today launched ‘JALDOOT App’ at a reception in New …

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Students learn about sustainable agriculture

Even hailstorms couldn’t stop a group of green-fingered school kids from giving back to the planet. Grade 7 and 8 students at Duntroon School recently planted nearly 750 plants along Karara Creek as part of a North Otago Sustainable Land Management Group (Noslam) planting project. Noslam co-ordinator Rob McTague said …

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Dairy farming brings £500m to Limerick’s economy

Pat McCormack, ICMSA President REVENUES from dairy farming in County Limerick now represent over half a billion euros for the local economy. That’s according to Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) chairman Pat McCormack, who said dairy farmers in Limerick are on track to earn £339 million this year. Multiplied …

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Ministry of Rural Development wants to turn kindergartens in Kemas into smart classrooms

Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry asked the finance ministry for the allocation under the 2023 budget. – Bernama Photo PUTRAJAYA (September 26): The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) wants to transform kindergartens (tabika) in the Department of Community Development (Kemas) into smart classrooms in line with the current …

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Budget 2023: the Ministry of Rural Development wants to transform Kemas kindergartens into smart classrooms

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid speaks at the opening of the second triennial delegates’ conference of Peninsular Malaysia’s Kemas Staff Union (Kesateria) in Putrajaya on September 26, 2022. – Bernama pic Monday, September 26, 2022 8:53 p.m. GMT PUTRAJAYA, 26th September – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) …

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On the Road Again: Lancaster Farming takes part in Farm Aid 2022 | Farming and Agriculture News

My first order of business when Farm Aid’s 38th Annual Benefit to Help Family Farmers announced Raleigh, North Carolina as the location for its concert, was to start planning a road trip. My good friend and neighbor, Scott Swackhamer, a Penn State Ag Science graduate, and I have been attending …

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Rep. Davids, Torres-Small Announces Up to $45 Million for Dairy Farming Climate Initiatives – Welcome to Wyandotte Daily!

Rep. Sharice Davids and Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small received a briefing from Dairy Farmers of America Friday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo from Rep. Davids’ office) U.S. Representative Sharice Davids joined Xochitl Torres Small, Undersecretary for Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to announce that the USDA has …

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This week in agriculture: tax cuts, fit farmers and the new Valtra

Welcome to This Week in Farming, your weekly update of the best farming news and opinions. weekly farmers website. Every Saturday, we round up the five most eye-catching topics on the website that you may have missed and anticipate what’s happening in the F.W. Podcast. Return of the policy As …

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This Farming Life star and NIGTA general manager will lead the UFU WIA conference

Keynote speakers are Gill Gallagher, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA), and Aimee Budge, who starred in BBC’s This Farming Life. Following the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) investigation, Breaking the ‘Grass’ Ceiling, which was published in March this year, the theme of …

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USDA Rural Development Announces $6.3 Million for High-Speed ​​Internet in Rural Communities

– Advertising – TOPEKA, September 22, 2022 – Christy Davis, Kansas State Director for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced funding of $6,319,640 for access high-speed Internet for rural residents and businesses in eight counties in Kansas and Nebraska. The USDA is making the …

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COA Honors Dozens for Advancements in Rural Economy

By Yang Yuan-ting and by Kayleigh Madjar / Journalist, with an editor Thirty people received the Council of Agriculture (COA) Rural Elite Awards yesterday for their contributions to the life, economy and ecology of rural areas. Only 30 people were selected from 253 nominees for the award, which is now …

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Rural Broadband Projects Get $500M USDA Funding

The Biden administration on Thursday announced half a billion dollars in grants and loans for broadband internet projects in rural areas from Alaska to Alabama, with more awards expected soon. The 2021 Infrastructure Bill earmarked billions of dollars for broadband access, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said: “We now have, …

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Award-winning rural development center | Community

The Rural Development Center received $300,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to implement the Succeed, Thrive and Recover (STAR) program to benefit recovering businesses and individuals in 43 southern and eastern counties. east of Kentucky. The award is part of a recently announced $12 million package under ARC’s INSPIRE …

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Agricultural extension workers are key to transforming the agricultural sector

The Chronicle Nqobile Tshili, columnist AGRICULTURE extension officers are key to transforming the country’s agricultural sector into agribusinesses by providing solutions to farming communities. Three extension agents are deployed per district and this is intended to ensure that they are in constant contact with the farmers; each serving up to …

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Evening Edition | Tuesday, September 20, 2022

In this evening edition, learn about agriculture’s role in the rural economy, planter and baler upgrades, and subsidies available to livestock processors. rural economy More U.S. farmers are relying on off-farm income as agriculture accounts for a smaller share of rural employment nationwide, a University of Missouri study said Monday. …

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CoBank: Off-farm income is important for agriculture and the rural economy

(NDAgConnection.com) – The growing reliance of American farmers and ranchers on off-farm employment and income reveals the growing economic interconnectedness of rural communities and surrounding cities. According to a study by researchers at the University of Missouri, 82% of US farm household income now comes from non-farm sources. The study …

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There’s still time to participate in the award-winning ABP Angus Youth Challenge

The skills development program for 11/14-15 year olds recently became Business in the Community’s “Best Educational Partnership” winner for 2022. The prize package for anyone who reaches the final stage of the competition includes a small herd of Angus crossbred calves to rear, worth around £3,500, as well as a …

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£883m shortfall in rural economy

The Mid Devon Advertiser reports that farmers in the South West are being warned of an ‘economic shock’ as research from the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) has predicted the rural economy will lose up to £883m by 2027. This was attributed to financial gaps in the transition from …

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Rural community unites to support people with spinal cord injury in NSW

SYDNEY, NSW – 20 September 2022 – Wednesday 28 September marks the date of the annual Tattykeel Australian White sale at ‘Braxton Park’ Oberon. The Gilmore family will auction off the first named ram Tattykeel Resilience which will have the potential to be upgraded to a stud ram if purchases …

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Selected Ogun women empowered on added value of fish farming

With a determination to alleviate poverty among the two people in the grassroots areas, the Federal College of Wildlife Management (New Bussa, Niger State) and the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) have collaborated with Senator representing Ogun West Senate District, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, empowering a select group of 22 …

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Off-farm income is increasingly important to the agricultural and rural economy

Enter Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your one week free trial here. DENVER, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The growing reliance of American farmers and ranchers on off-farm employment and income reveals the growing economic interconnectedness of rural communities and surrounding cities. According to a study by researchers …

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UN highlights transformative potential of family farming for global food supply |

The UNDFF runs until the end of 2028 and the Forum is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (CAM) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 🚨 The planet is heading towards climate catastrophe and we urgently need sustainable solutions. Investing in small-scale agriculture …

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Wheat crop milestone as Zim expects record 380,000 tonnes

the harvester harvests wheat in the field FARMERS have started harvesting winter wheat and for the first time since wheat cultivation began in 1966, Zimbabwe hopes to achieve self-sufficiency with a harvest of 380,000 tonnes. Speaking at the Mazowe District Winter Wheat Field Presidential Day at Craigengower Farm on Friday, …

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Paving the way for rural development

One of the sad realities of development in Bangladesh over the past decades is the inequitable way in which it has been achieved. With the weight of our development concentrated in regions that were already considered urban, the rural areas of our country have missed out on the many amenities …

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NDE trains Akwa Ibomites in herding – The Sun Nigeria

By Joe Effiong Uyo The National Employment Directorate (NDE), the agency in charge of designing strategies for mass employment opportunities in the country, organized a 5-day orientation and training for small livestock (goat) production in 2022 and the post-sustainable development program in Akwa Ibom State. The program was declared open …

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The small rural community of Brannockstown is in shock after a local woman lost two children in a tragic car fire in Westmeath

A small, tight-knit community on the western border of Wicklow-Kildare is feeling the pain of a grieving mother from Brannockstown, who lost two of her children in a car fire on Friday. Helma (5) and Michael (2) were both pulled from a burning vehicle in Multyfarnham, County Westmeath, by a …

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Rural support reflects on ‘productive year’ at AGM

The board heard from Vice President, Derek Lough, whose report reflected the organization’s successful year and the extent of the support it has provided to the farming community. In the reporting year, when the organization celebrated its 20th anniversary, Rural Support reached more than 28,500 beneficiaries through its programs, services, …

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Rural development: Governor Ugwuanyi kept his promise

By Felix Ikem, Nsukka The Deputy Chairman of Uzo Uwani Local Government Area, Hon. Pius Okeagu hailed the massive strides in development and other people-oriented projects carried out by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the rural communities in Enugu State. Okeagu said this in an interview withour reporter …

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The Minister of Rural Development welcomes the return of “Tillage”

Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys today (Friday September 16) welcomed the return of the National Plowing Championships to County Laois next week after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s event takes place in Ratheniska, from Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, September 22. The Ministry of …

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Welsh Government must balance agricultural priorities – The Llanelli Herald

THE WELSH GOVERNMENT has ruled out controlling the spread of bovine tuberculosis through targeted culling in areas where the disease is endemic. A spokesperson confirmed the Welsh Government’s position ahead of the release of a major review of its TB eradication strategy. The review, led by Professor Glyn Hewinson of …

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I think we’ve reached the breaking point of adorable Farming Sims

Stardew Valley changed the world. Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon have been around for decades, but ConcernedApe’s indie farming sim has defined the magic of rural life away from the bustle of the city like nothing else before. It has sold millions of copies and embraced a community of modders …

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The Ministry of Rural Development receives a donation of safety equipment

Views : 81 Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. 2:11 p.m. CST. By Breaking Belize News Staff: Today, the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government received a donation of safety equipment from the Technology Center. The gears, which were received by Minister Oscar Requena and …

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Interested in farming in New Jersey? Rutgers has a program for beginners

RU farm ready? It’s the name of a three-year beginner agricultural training program that launched in May 2021 at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station last year. The goal of the program is to provide a pathway for people who want to become farmers, or who are already new and …

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Govt. kick-starts the revival of the rural economy; food safety

The President officiates at the launch of multi-sectoral combined mechanism to empower rural economic revitalization centers to ensure food security and nutrition Says no citizen should starve for lack of food 7 food safety committees Prioritizing the eradication of malnutrition Fertilizers at reasonable prices …

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Presentation focused on watershed management through urban and rural community collaborations

AMES, Iowa – Urban and rural communities can accomplish a lot of good for watersheds when they work together. Since they share the same watersheds, the benefits of working together are realized by all. In a webinar on September 21, “A River Runs Through It: Connecting Urban and Rural Communities …

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Techie starts organic farming despite family opposition, earns Rs 1 Cr/year

Working for a tech giant in a metropolitan city is a dream come true for many, but that was not the case for Roja Reddy, who grew up in Donnehalli, a rural village in Karnataka. Passionate about agriculture, the 26-year-old dreamed of becoming a farmer. On the contrary, her family, …

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Task Force on Rising Agribusiness Costs Meets

Since the group’s inception in April 2022, members have worked to ensure that appropriate help and advice is available to industry in Northern Ireland. These activities have included a series of advisory articles published in print media, a dedicated webpage at: www.cafre.ac.uk, an industry-wide late spring survey and 16 on-farm …

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Agriculture: America’s Most Dangerous Job?

Staff/thread Last update: 17:08, September 12, 2022 Join our Telegram channel to stay up to date on news coverage (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.) Farming is a tough job and farmers’ jobs often put them in potentially dangerous situations. According to the United States Bureau …

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Technological interventions for rural development

Dr Banarsi Lal Agriculture is demographically the largest economic sector and plays an important role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India. Rapid growth in agriculture is essential for achieving national self-sufficiency, for food security and for ensuring equity in the distribution of income and wealth, leading to poverty reduction. …

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Highlights from the USDA Rural Development Infrastructure Tour | Master Edition

HERSHEY, Pa. — It’s hard for rural communities to take advantage of funds and programs if they don’t know about them. That’s why Bob Morgan, the USDA’s state director of rural development in Pennsylvania, is going on tour. On May 20, Morgan wrapped up a week-long tour of southwestern Pennsylvania, …

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The Plunkett Foundation launches the Rural Community Business Awards

To recognize and celebrate community businesses and their volunteers who go the extra mile to help their communities, the Plunkett Foundation launches its annual Rural Community Business Awards. Across the UK, a growing number of 800 community-owned businesses are creating resilient, thriving and inclusive rural towns and villages. Whether it’s …

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Agricultural tradition: A new play on local agricultural life will open in Munster | Theater

Eloise Marie Valadez, 219-933-3365 A mix of agricultural history, family life and memorable meals will soon be in the spotlight at the Theater at the Center (TAC) in Munster. The new solo multimedia piece “Once upon a farm: a story, a family, a tradition” arrives at the TAC from September …

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Liberia approves $2 million grant applications to promote agriculture

The Liberia Agriculture Commercialization Funds (LACF) Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) ended its first session with the approval of twenty-three grants for agribusinesses, including smallholder farmers and processors. LACF is the agency managing the matching grant component of the Rural Economic Transformation Project (RETRAP) and the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agro-industry …

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What is the scythe? This ancient farming skill is making a comeback in Britain

Could a long-lost rural skill be a cut above when it comes to working on wildflower meadows? Fans say the rhythmic elements of scything mirror yoga and tai chi, promoting mindfulness, better breathing and good sleep, while reconnecting with nature. Replacing noisy, fuel-hungry machinery with a simple blade must also …

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Green production – orientation towards sustainable rural development | Company

Harvesting rice in Thoai Son District, An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Green production models have emerged in recent years in rural areas to meet the growing demand for public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all sectors of society for two …

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Boosting the rural economy with start-up village entrepreneurship

This new wave of educated rural youth is a challenge for policymakers to formulate policy that speaks to the broad masses of the rural population. Rural poverty and inequality are significant obstacles to building an egalitarian society. Even after 75 years of independence, it is a big challenge because a …

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Cumbrian farming community: ‘Time will tell’ on new Prime Minister Liz Truss

PRIME Minister Liz Truss’ pledge to improve food safety in Britain by ‘simplifying red tape’ and ‘extending the seasonal worker scheme’ has been met with some skepticism by farmers in Cumbria. They welcomed the news that Ms Truss will occupy No 10 with the comment: ‘The jury is out and …

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Rural development campaign to expand self-help group footprint

As of August 31, over 8.5 million families have been linked to 78.33 lakh SHG under the scheme As of August 31, over 8.5 million families have been linked to 78.33 lakh SHG under the scheme In a bid to increase the coverage of self-help groups, the Ministry of Rural …

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USDA announces $1 billion for rural broadband

Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the agency is accepting applications for Reconnect Program loans and grants to expand high-speed Internet access in rural communities. The ministry is making over $1 billion available, funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “Ensuring that people in rural America are connected …

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USDA: USDA Rural Development Attends Grand Opening of New Affordable Multi-Family Housing Project

MARINETTE, Wisconsin, September 9, 2022 – Julie Lassa, State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), joined representatives from Newcap Inc, Trolley Station Terrace, Hunt Capital Partners, WHEDA, Merchants Capitol Corp, WEDC and others at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to celebrate the completion of Trolley …

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Rural community of Madison receives major award to fix aging drinking water system

On August 22, 2022, the California Department of Water Resources announced that the Madison Community Services District would receive a $3.8 million award to help rehabilitate the city’s 60-year-old drinking water system. rural Madison, located in Yolo County. The funding will help replace the existing water distribution system to ensure …

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Mainstreet Index tracks the ups and downs of the rural economy | Company

Ernie Goss has a finger on the pulse of the economy in the Midwest, but that doesn’t mean the Creighton University economist thinks he knows exactly what’s going to happen. “One of the defining characteristics of the agricultural economy is that it is volatile. It has its ups and downs,” …

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The Farming for Nature network appoints 15 new ambassadors

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project has announced the appointment of 15 new ambassadors to its growing network, who will help actively promote sustainability and biodiversity over the coming year. New Ambassadors include families, couples and individuals from all sectors including forestry, cattle, sheep, dairy, horticulture, tillage and High Nature …

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New PM Liz Truss needs to ‘really improve’ the rural economy

New Prime Minister Liz Truss must go further than any previous administration and “really improve” the rural economy. The new government should include the rural economy at the “heart of government policy in these trying times”, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) said. There is an 18% productivity gap …

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Rural Development seeks applications for revolving loan programs | General

Rural Development seeks applications to establish revolving loan programs that would support rural businesses and community development. Priority points will be offered to projects that create new and better market opportunities, advance equity and fight climate change. The extra points would increase the likelihood of funding for projects that advance …

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Students help collect housing data for the rural community

The experiential learning project was beneficial for everyone involved A handful of UGA students spent the first month of their summer vacation helping out a town in rural Georgia. They conducted a housing assessment survey for the city of Lyon to create a simple dataset containing a description of housing …

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King Charles III: “a friend of regenerative agriculture”

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK now officially has a new king who is a strong advocate of regenerative agriculture. Charles, who was with his mother when she died earlier today, is now known as King Charles III. In a statement shared by Buckingham Palacethe 73-year-old heir …

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Former Chief Whip Mark Spencer appointed Defra Agriculture Minister

Former Chief Whip Mark Spencer has been appointed Minister of State for Defra, replacing Victoria Prentis who held the post for more than two years. The MP for Sherwood, who comes from a farming background, said he was “looking forward to supporting food production, the environment and our rural communities”. …

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Scaling up: The weight impact of the evolution of pig farming?

This is the first in a five-part series called “Scaling Up”. Each week we’ll post a new graphic explaining one way the pork industry has changed over the past few decades. This week we are focusing on changing the size of farms. Since the 1990s, pig farms have become larger, …

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Scotland’s rural economy ‘overlooked’ in new government agenda

The Scottish Government’s new agenda for government does not provide enough action to foster rural economic growth, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has warned. Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined her government’s future plans on Tuesday 6 September, with a particular focus on tackling the cost of living crisis. She announced …

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Go Utah’s Center for Rural Development Embraces New Service Model

Salt Lake City—The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) recently changed the service model of its Center for Rural Development (CRD) team. This new model assigns each rural outreach officer to specific counties and communities. Like the government association business model, the CRD model will foster interactions with business …

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USDA Rural Development Approves Loans and Grants | Local

BLOSSBURG — USDA Rural Development officials visited the sites of two infrastructure projects in southern Tioga County that will receive a total of nearly $21 million. Plans to replace the existing sewage treatment plant with a new batch batch reactor that has been approved by USDA Rural Development, as well …

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Bales and moldy feed pose a serious health risk to farmers

Farmers have been warned of serious health hazards posed by bales and moldy feed. Additionally, spores and fumes from moldy bales can cause very serious respiratory illnesses and Teagasc health and safety specialist John McNamara has warned that many farmers should wear masks when opening the balls. Speaking at a …

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Engineers call for local production of modernized agricultural equipment

The Buhari branch of the Nigerian Society Of Engineers has called for local production of mechanized agricultural equipment. At the engineering body’s annual general meeting in Abuja, it was revealed that local production of machinery will help improve food production, especially for rural farmers. The average Nigerian farmer has a …

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£110million earmarked for grants to boost England’s rural economy

A new £110million Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) has been announced by Defra, to support projects that will boost the rural economy and create jobs. Farms looking to diversify could benefit from the funding, with grants likely to be available to help convert farm buildings to other uses, including visitor …

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Rural Support celebrates the success of the Social Farming Standard

The farm is not a specialized processing farm; rather, the farm remains a typical working farm where those in need of assistance can benefit from participation in farm activities in a non-clinical environment. It also creates the opportunity to reconnect farmers with their local communities through the opening of their …

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The museum’s Threshing Bee awakens agricultural memories of the past

Gord Ross of the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum talks about his participation in the organization’s annual Threshing Bee and the past memories he awakens. Photos from the archives of the late Marjorie Russell/Thomas Editor’s Note – The photos in this article are from my grandmother’s personal photo collection. …

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Pinduoduo is reshaping small farm supply chains in technology for Agri Push

Before agricultural e-commerce took hold, peach farmers in Li Yang Village had to wait each summer for wholesale buyers to drive around the rural outskirts of Beijing and buy their harvests. Farmers had no visibility into consumer demand and had little choice but to accept the prices offered by wholesalers. …

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Rural economy | SACHI SHIKCHA

rural economy Introduction: From the beginning, India’s economy was rural in nature and accounted for more than half of the country’s population. There are three sectors in the economy namely primary, secondary and tertiary with secondary and tertiary contributing more to the growth and development of India’s GDP. The manufacturing …

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Rural community unites against ram raids and crime

A small township in the Bay of Plenty targeted by ram raids and rural crime is ‘taking a stand’ to keep thieves and criminals away from their community. He had rallied after being ‘shaken’ by a series of crimes and raised $40,000 for a new vehicle for the Reporoa Community …

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The search is on for ‘unsung’ rural community heroes

Entries showcasing those making a grassroots difference in rural communities are sought before the September 30 competition deadline. The Rural Awards give local communities and their groups a chance to showcase the range of activities they are involved in to keep their areas attractive and vibrant. They also give the …

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Dalby Farmers Focus on Farming the Future, Through Innovation and Education | North Queensland Register

Warren and Meg have refocused their operation towards more holistic practices to deliver a product that benefits the consumer, their business and the environment. Photo provided This is branded content for Rabobank Australia’s ability to provide healthy, ethical food is a source of great pride for Warren and Megan Salter, …

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