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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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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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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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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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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