Rural economy

The future of the rural economy is ours to create with Harper Macleod

Chris Kerr, Senior Partner for Highlands, Islands & Moray, Harper Macloed LLP. Chris Kerr is a partner at Harper Macleod and leads the firm’s rural economy team. Here he reflects on some of the main themes that emerged from the recent Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy Conference and Awards …

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How a Facebook group injected millions of dollars into the rural economy

In October 2019, Buy bush was launched as an Instagram hashtag to encourage more people to buy from rural businesses during the horrific drought that rocked parts of Australia. Almost two years later, the tiny hashtag has grown into a huge community with over 340,000 members and has helped rural …

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SNAP spending and the rural economy | Opinion

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutrition assistance payments to 1 in 8 Americans every month. About 16% of …

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Out of season rains drown Karnataka’s rural economy

Already pushed to a breaking point by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years, the agrarian community of Karnataka had placed their hope in a bountiful kharif harvest. But relentless rains and a few flash floods have caused huge losses to farmers who could take three to four years …

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SNAP spending and the rural economy | News, Sports, Jobs

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutritional assistance payments to one in eight Americans every month. About 16% of …

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Food and Drink – The Heart of North Devon’s Rural Economy

Posted: 1:00 a.m. on November 26, 2021 We are now starting to understand where the big winners and losers stand after leaving the EU and the devastating experience of Covid-19. There is no doubt that one of the greatest opportunities arising from this is the potential for the development of …

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NDPC boss calls for robust rural economy for AfCFTA

Press releases of Thursday, November 25, 2021 Source: African single market 2021-11-25 Director General of the National Development Planning Commission, Dr. Kodjo Mensah-Abrampa The Director General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr Kodjo Mensah-Abrampa, called on the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDA) to create sustainable enterprises at …

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“The rural economy is fed up with kicking in the shins”

The annual IOD Jersey Executives Luncheon takes place on November 25. This is an opportunity for the former, current and future leaders of our island to help inform the debate ahead of next year’s elections. All sectors of the industry are encouraged to get involved as we try to get …

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The dairy sector plays a crucial role in the rural economy

Dairy products are one of the important sectors of the rural economy which contributes to the economic condition of 80 million landless, small and marginal farming households. On November 26, 2014, National Milk Day was celebrated for the first time to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father …

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Reforms could cost rural economy more than € 1 billion, IFA chairman says after farmers in Carlow, Kilkenny and beyond took part in weekend protest

Image: @jimmulh Twitter The farming community of Carlow and Kilkenny was well represented at yesterday’s protest in Dublin. Industry players were warned that they were “really scared” for their future and feared that climate action would lead to reduced production. To highlight those fears, a protest was due to take …

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