Many programs implemented to boost the rural economy

* Many programs implemented to boost the rural economy Sunday, March 28, 2021, 10:25 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. March 28, Colombo: Nimal Lanza, Minister of State for Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure, says the government has given priority this year to developing rural infrastructure as well …

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New Mexico plans to close rural community women’s prison | New Mexico News

SANTA FE, NM (AP) – New Mexico is considering closing a women’s prison in a small rural town and relocating inmates and workers elsewhere, state officials say. The timing and other details regarding the closure of the Springer Correctional Center in Springer remain to be determined, officials said on Friday. …

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The impact of the pandemic on the health of rural communities – RealAgriculture

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in health care to transportation issues to isolation, the pandemic has highlighted important differences between city dwellers and rural dwellers. Dr Gabe Woollam, a family doctor based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of …

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Rural community college students face more challenges: Study

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rural community colleges and their students face a significant number of barriers, according to a new report from the American Association of Community College Trustees. The most frequently cited challenges were access to high-speed internet, funding inequalities and meeting basic student needs, especially in the area …

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Jacumba residents fear 650-acre solar project will ruin their rural community

The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be eclipsed by nearly 650 acres of solar panels on the outskirts of town, but residents are fighting against the project. The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be …

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Boosting the rural economy and developing infrastructure this year’s priorities – Minister of State Nimal Lanza – The Island

Net profit improves 23% to Rs 1.7 billion with higher productivity reducing impact of rising raw material costs Improving demand from the region and improved capacity helped Teejay Lanka PLC post group revenue of Rs 36.1 billion for the nine months ending December 31, 2021 and record strong growth revenue …

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TECHNOLOGY AND RURAL ECONOMY: Making life easier for rural consumers

Whether it’s better home appliances, smartphones, affordable finance, or farming tools, they want access to quality solutions to meet their needs. Radha and Gauri, from Alwar, Rajasthan, have been participating in government programs for 10 years to learn digital skills and save money, driven by concerns about their children’s future …

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The crisis in rural and community hospitals requires changes in strategy

Over the past year, headlines have focused on the toll Covid-19 is taking on healthcare workers, providers and, most importantly, patients. Behind the scenes, many health officials focused on another significant impact with potentially long-term consequences: Many hospitals and providers face significant operating losses as elective procedures and outpatient visits …

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Social trade tackles employment challenges in the rural economy

The traditional perspective on rural markets has been linked to notions of extreme poverty, lack of education, lack of funding, poor infrastructure, high costs to reach rural customers, and gender bias. Rural India has modernized massively, are market leaders missing the opportunity to respond? With the dawn of social commerce …

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Rural economy needs New Deal to revive: The Tribune India

Yogendra Yadav National Chairman, Swaraj India A historic agricultural movement is a time to unveil a vision for the future. Not just for farmers or agriculture, but for rural India, and indeed for the future of India. This movement has already created history. She resolutely brought the …

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7 rural community colleges join forces to improve student outcomes |

The cohort will be part of an Achieving the Dream mission to bridge the equity and achievement gaps, strengthen digital workforce readiness, and build ‘resilience’ within their regions. More than 45 million U.S. residents live in rural communities, and many face challenges that those in urban areas do not experience: …

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Expansion of Charter will grow rural economy and present investment opportunity | New

Information provided by Charter Communications indicates that the company has received grants from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund in 83 counties to provide services to more than 128,000 locations in North Carolina. The $ 142 million federal funding will be matched with about twice as much private funding in targeted …

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Axne Bill pushes loan relief to rural communities – KIWARadio.com

IARN – Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently introduced a bill that would support rural businesses by providing up to nine months of USDA loan relief. At the end of last month, Axne co-sponsored the Rural Equal Aid Act which would cover the full principal, interest and charges on …

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Rural community in shock after Georgia raid on teachers’ vaccination clinic

ELBERTON, Georgia – This small town was still in shock on Friday, days after state health workers raided the county’s busiest medical clinic and seized its supply of Covid-19 vaccines because that the staff had given doses to the teachers. Some 470 injections of Pfizer vaccine were confiscated at the …

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2021-22 budget expected to boost rural economy

2021-22 budget expected to boost rural economy By Bhawana Anand – 03 February 2021 The strong push in the development of highways, railways and airports can accelerate the opening of the rural economy RUral India was relatively less affected by the pandemic, with TTier II and III markets offering the …

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Rural community seeks to control its fate in the face of large livestock facilities

The township at the heart of the industrial farm is completing the study and considering its options. By Greg Seitz | January 29, 2021 | 3 minute of reading Photo courtesy of Laketown Township Laketown Township in northern Polk County didn’t want factory farms 10 years ago, and it’s worried …

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Clean Water in the Rural Community of Grande Saline

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When most people today think of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the first thing that often comes to mind is the devastating earthquake that rocked the island of Hispaniola in January 2010, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving many more in desperate need of medical care and …

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Majority of rural communities support wind farms

Most people in rural communities say they would support the construction of wind farms in their area, according to an industry survey. Energy companies plan to invest billions of euros in the construction of on- and off-shore wind farms as the Republic bets heavily on renewable electricity to align its …

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Survey of bankers shows gains in rural economy of 10 states | Nebraska News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The rural economy in parts of 10 plains and western states continues to grow, but rural bank CEOs say their biggest fears for the 2021 economy are excessive inflation and rates higher long-term interest rates, according to a new monthly banker survey. The overall Rural Mainstreet …

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10 forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy in 2021

The speed of the economic recovery will largely depend on the availability, diffusion and reach of COVID-19 vaccines, pushing the expected explosion in pent-up consumer demand in the second half of 2021, according to a full report CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division Outlook for the Year Report. “The coming year will …

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Lesotho and IFAD tackle rural economy and sustainable agriculture – Food Tank

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently joined the extension of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers. SADP II, the second phase of the project, targets young people and women to build the rural economy and sustainable agriculture. …

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Spanish pig farmers call for investment in pork to save rural economy

Life on the farm was smaller when Alberto Pascual was young: just him, his father, a henchman and around 50 pigs. Today, this 44-year-old Spanish agricultural engineer owns five farms which together have more than 40,000 pigs. For Mr Pascual and others like him, the growth of pig farming in …

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Rural community reflects black Americans’ unease and challenges with COVID-19 vaccines

“Yes [the vaccine] came out today, I wouldn’t take it, “said Lonzo Bullie, a retired school principal who has called Tuskegee, Alabama, home for 26 years.” I’m still reluctant… because I don’t don’t have enough information on this. “ The two FDA-cleared COVID-19 vaccines are over 95% effective in preventing …

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The clumsy myth of a revival of the country’s rural economy

National accounts data released last month estimates the economy contracted 7.5% in the second quarter of 2020-21 from a year ago. For many, this was a sign of recovery, given that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to contract by around 10%. This is undoubtedly an improvement from the …

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Zimbabwe: reviving the rural economy in Zim

ZIMBABWE’s rural economy plays an important role in national food production, the reduction of extreme poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Population Survey 2017 estimates that over 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are categorized into …

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USDA invests $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states, Guam

WASHINGTON, DC (WIBW) – The US Department of Agriculture is investing $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states and Guam. The US Department of Agriculture says it is investing $ 871 million to improve essential community facilities that will benefit 3.5 million rural residents in 43 states …

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How the Electoral College Protects the Rural Community

As of this writing, the results of the presidential election are not yet known. But there are some things we can already take away from this year’s election. One of the most distinct elements is the urban and rural divide. If presidents were elected by acreage, Republicans would still win …

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Making the most of a changing rural economy

Rural Bangladesh is changing. This change has happened quite rapidly over the past two decades. Rural activities change and the types of occupations change. The same goes for the way of life of the rural population. This was motivated by the income opportunities of a large number of the rural …

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Senators Klobuchar and Baldwin discuss rural economy at Stoddard Farm – WIZM 92.3FM 1410AM

Representing the Biden-Harris campaign, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tammy Baldwin visited Hamburg Hills Farms outside Stoddard to discuss presidential candidate Joe Biden’s plan for the rural economy. listen to the full program here Tim Servais and his wife, Lisa, have been dairy farmers at Hamburg Hills Farms since 1974. “We …

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It’s time for Gramodaya: the rural economy has started again, but there is still a lot to do to help it take off

By Jagadish Shettigar, Pooja Misra India’s GDP per capita in rural areas has grown at a rate of 6.2% since 2000. The agricultural sector recorded an impressive growth of 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020. CRISIL forecasts indicate that the agricultural sector will show a growth of 2.5% in …

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New initiative supports rural community colleges

Rural students were on the verge of battling amid COVID-19. The Federal Communications Commission has found that a quarter of Americans – 14.5 million people – in rural areas do not have high-speed Internet access. Rural completion rates before the pandemic were already low, with just 42% of rural high …

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An agricultural infrastructure fund to create jobs and develop the rural economy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a Rs 1 trillion agricultural infrastructure fund and said it will generate new opportunities jobs and strengthen the rural economy. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said agriculture is the foundation …

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India’s rural economy poised to perform well, but concern persists

India’s rural economy, which has weathered a difficult few years due to low food prices and anemic wage growth, is expected to be the beacon of hope in an otherwise recessionary environment in 2020-21. . While higher production and improved food prices will help, the outlook for rural wages remains …

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How can digital technologies help rural farming communities?

COVID-19 has made us all dependent on digital technology, but we must ensure that the world’s poorest are not left behind. In particular, digital technologies can improve the lives of farmers and agricultural workers. Digital agriculture – where farmers use digital technologies to access useful information – could revolutionize the …

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India’s dairy sector has helped boost the rural economy and improve livelihoods

World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 1, 2001, to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day. This day is an opportunity to learn about the …

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Why India’s rural economy should win after the lockdown is lifted

AAs India eases the lockdown this week, there are fears that nothing has been gained in the past painful weeks and the novel coronavirus may start to spread again. Looking at the booze queues in urban India it may be tempting to think so, but the fears may be exaggerated …

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In latest pre-COVID-19 jobs report, rural economy remains lukewarm

The latest federal jobs report shows continued weakness in rural employment, especially in agriculture-dependent communities. Rural America added jobs from January 2019 to January 2020. But the growth rate was about half the national rate. And many rural counties lost jobs during that time. Data released Friday by the federal …

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Commentary: A rural community takes into account the complexities of wind power

Residents of Murray County, Minnesota enjoy a small town atmosphere, knowing the people wherever they go, peace and quiet, and a strong sense of community. Murray, with an estimated population of 8,300, is a primarily agricultural county in southwestern Minnesota. As you drive through the meadow, you can see agricultural …

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Sitharaman’s 2020 budget measures will boost rural economy

The announced Budget for farmers, consisting of 16 action points, will certainly boost the agricultural sector TopicsBudget 2020 | e-NAM | NABARD It is heartening to see that the main themes of the Union budget were an ambitious India, economic development for all and a caring society. …

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Pamplin Media Group – COIC launches rural community development program

Works to identify community needs, develop a plan, and engage local people in the solution. The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council has received funding from various local, federal, and foundation sources to support its ability to provide new and expanded community and economic development services to rural communities in central Oregon. …

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Gov. Polis announces plan to develop rural economy in rural Colorado | Best States

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday released a plan outlining how his administration will tackle economic challenges in rural Colorado. The Democratic governor’s “rural economic plan” focuses on expanding the economies and broadband infrastructure of rural communities, in addition to tackling high health care costs and repairing roads and bridges, according …

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Revitalizing the rural economy – Policy Forum

Rural areas are home to many people who live in poverty. The problem is compounded by power – access to energy can unlock a brighter future for rural residents, write Shenggen Fan and Channing Arndt. In the effort to eradicate global poverty, policies that address rural poverty must play a …

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Preserving farmland in Montana: 3 tools for rural community development – nonprofit news

Venture to the west [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons September 15, 2019; Shelterforce Montana may only be home to 1.06 million people, but according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, it has 58 million acres of farmland, more than any other state in the Union, in the except Texas. …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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New national poll shows effects of rural economy on farmers’ mental health

According to a new national study Morning Consult Research Survey. Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation in recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the survey interviewed rural adults and farmers/farmworkers to better understand factors affecting farmers’ mental health, resource availability , perceptions of stigma, personal experiences with mental …

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National grants for capacity building in rural community development

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities, Rural youth, Family support, Housing Deadline: June 11, 2019 “The rural capacity building program improves the capacity and capacity of development organizations in Thanks for reading Youth Today and being part of our community! Can’t see the …

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How to reinvent a rural economy? $100 at a time

The invitations, hundreds, had been sent out. Advertisements were played on the radio and in the Tribune of Elkin. And Jeff Eidson, 57, still wasn’t sure if anyone would come to the Explore Elkin launch in March 2017. At first, guests didn’t seem sure either, even as they walked through …

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NYTimes, College Towns, and Our Rural Economy

Can Rural University Towns Save Our Rural Economy? Probably not. Colleges and universities have enough problems these days. Still, we should talk about the role higher education plays in our national conversation about the growing divide between rural and urban areas. That’s what I thought as I read Eduardo Porter’s …

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Dairy Task Force 2.0 shines a light on issues facing rural communities

POYNETTE – One of the issues addressed by a state dairy working group relates to resources (or lack thereof) in rural communities. The number of dairy farms has been shrinking in Wisconsin for decades, but the pace has picked up as dairy farmers face a fourth year of below-average farm …

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Rural Community Development Program Grants

Share Tweeter Share Share E-mail Subject: Community Development, Education, Arts, Humanities Deadline: October 3, 2018 “The Laura Jane Musser Fund wishes to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens of rural communities that will help strengthen their cities and regions in a number civic areas including Thank you for reading …

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Rebuilding the rural economy

Does agriculture remain the heart of the economy in rural areas? (Credit: Shutterstock) The recent wave of elections in the United States and Europe exposed the flaws in our advanced economies: cities thrive while the rural economy falters. In 2014, for the first time in human history, a majority (54%) …

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Rural Community Development Grants – Today’s Youth

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities Deadline: June 25, 2018 “The intermediary must provide a financial and technical assistance program to the beneficiaries in order to develop their capacity and their aptitude to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities or community and …

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The rural economy is not limited to agriculture

It’s no secret that millions of Indians are moving to cities in search of a better life. The facts about the rapid transformation of the rural economy in recent years are less well known. These facts are important given that India needs to create about 10 million jobs every year …

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How bad is the rural economy, anyway? – Mother Jones

Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. the Washington post and the Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of a pretty interesting poll today. It focuses on the rural-urban divide and seems to suggest that although people living in rural …

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Crop insurance keeps the rural economy strong and sustainable

Posted by Brandon Willis, Administrator of the Conservation Risk Management Agency February 21, 2017 Beginning farmers can explore new web resources to help them get started. Photo by USDA. Agriculture is an inherently risky business. Some risks are everyday business risks; some risks are caused by natural disasters. Producers must …

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‘Internet Plus’ and the salvation of China’s rural economy – The Diplomat

power of china A new “Internet Plus” plan could expand opportunities for rural Chinese residents. Advertising Earlier this month, China’s State Council published an implementation plan for ‘Internet Plus’, an initiative to use the Internet and related technologies to drive the next stage of economic development. First announced in March …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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