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The pig farming sector pleads for more support in the context of the current crisis

Leading Scottish pig farmer Jamie Wyllie welcomed Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon to the farm yesterday as the sector faces its worst crisis in a generation. The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by local MSP Paul McLennan on a tour of one of the many high health pig …

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Op-Ed Brighter days ahead for the rural economy

Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune)—Growing up on a family farm in West Tennessee, I remember my parents sharing with me the struggles to rise to the middle class. They had humble beginnings owning a small frame house before they could build a new house on the same property. This was accomplished …

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Better days are ahead for the rural economy – www.elizabethton.com

BY ARLISA ARMSTRONGGrowing up on a family farm in West Tennessee, I remember my parents sharing with me the struggles of rising to the middle class. They had humble beginnings owning a small frame house before they could build a new house on the same property. This was accomplished with …

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Accelecom and The Center for Rural Development creates partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Accelecom and The Center for Rural Development (CRD) have teamed up to bring new fiber-optic infrastructure to the CRD’s 45 county region. As the exclusive partner with the KentuckyWired network, Accelecom has been busy investing and expanding fiber within the region for local business use and facilitating …

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Is solar energy a threat to agriculture? | News, Sports, Jobs

At the 2022 PA Farm Show, the Pennsylvania State Grange presented an informative program on solar power generation as it relates to agriculture. The panel presented thought-provoking ideas on whether or not industrial-scale solar power generation can co-exist with production agriculture. Improving the use of alternative energies is …

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AEM addresses supply chain, COVID-19 and energy crises

Following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) discussed the state of the industry and its top policy priorities ahead of the mid-election -mandate in 2022. AEM is the North America-based international trade group that represents more than 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers of …

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Upgrading must do more to embrace the potential of agriculture and the rural economy – Anne McIntosh

To what extent has agriculture been overlooked by the Leveling Up white paper? Former Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh pops the question. For sharecroppers, common land and pastoralist rights are particularly vexing and seem to fall into the ‘too difficult to manage’ box of the Department for Environment, Food …

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2022 Tri-County Food and Agriculture Awards: Applications Open

THE Hereford Times is delighted to launch the Three Counties Food and Farming Awards 2022, with our county’s finest ensemble to be honored at a glitzy ceremony this summer. After running the event online for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic, it is with great pleasure that …

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Is solar energy a threat to agriculture | Opinion

At the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Pennsylvania State Grange presented an informative program on solar power generation as it relates to agriculture. The panel presented thought-provoking ideas on whether industrial-scale solar power generation can co-exist with production agriculture. Improving the use of alternative energies is a positive objective that …

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Soto named director of rural development at USDA | North West

The new state director of rural development for the US Department of Agriculture is no stranger to the challenges and complications of farm and rural life. Rudy Soto, 36, was appointed to the position about a month ago by President Joe Biden. The Nampa native ran an unsuccessful campaign two …

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Rural development a priority in the new bill presented by the DTs

The Rural Independent Group have announced the introduction of their Planning and Development Bill 2022. The Bill aims to hold the government accountable for all actions taken under the Ireland 2040 project, the group said. Ensuring that rural areas are not forgotten when it comes to delivering key infrastructure projects …

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Tensions in Russia reveal threat to UK food supply, agriculture chief warns

Tensions in Russia and Ukraine have revealed a risk to the UK’s food supply, with soaring prices and post-Brexit in-fighting helping to create a “perfect storm”, a farming chief has warned. © PA A blockage of chemicals used in agricultural fertilizers has more than doubled prices – Sound system The …

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grant program will help energy development in rural communities | Opinion

A new federal program provides grants to rural communities to develop community renewable energy projects. The Rural Energy Pilot Program, launched by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide up to $10 million in grants to connect underserved rural communities to the benefits of community-scale renewable energy. The …

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Our goal is to strengthen small farmers, the rural economy:

We are heading towards a new world order after the Covid pandemic, says PM Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: NNA) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the need to empower smallholder farmers in his speech to parliament on Monday. “We need …

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Feature: Rural Community Advantage 30 Minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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Feature: The benefit of rural community 30 minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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Reviews | Agriculture, rural development for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth, to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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Opinion – Agriculture and rural development are necessary for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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Launch of IFAD’s China Rural Development Report – advocating for food systems transformation for rural prosperity

– The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the China Agricultural Policy Center at Peking University, today launched the IFAD Rural Development Report 2021, during a virtual event. The 2021 flagship report focuses on transforming food systems for rural prosperity. It describes global issues that affect the …

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Make mental fitness a priority

The Cullyhanna Team This is an opportunity to start fresh and make positive changes that not only support the health of the farm business, but also the health of the farmer and the farm family. Veronica Morris, CEO of Rural Support, said: “The agriculture industry faces many stressors including rising …

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Why South West States Should Embrace Mechanized Agriculture — Features — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The South West region is unquestionably endowed with vast arable land and human resources that can be cultivated to produce enough food for the region and other parts of the country. [FILE PHOTO] Tractor In terms of agronomic policies and plans, the states in the region have what could be …

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rural economy: industry is optimistic about sentiment of rural economy: CII

The Rural Business Confidence Index for October 2021 stood at 63.9 thanks to improved rural credit, leading the industry to be bullish and optimistic about sentiment in the rural economy, said the Confederation of Indian Industry in its first rural business confidence index developed in partnership with CRIF High. Brand. …

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Agricultural allowance likely to increase to reshape the rural economy

Posted: Jan. 01, 2022, 5:57 p.m. | Update: Jan. 02, 2022, 9:13 a.m. The allocation for the agricultural sector in the next budget is expected to see a significant increase as the government has taken various initiatives for this vital sector to ensure food security, increase farmers’ incomes and create …

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Government bets big on agriculture to reshape rural economy

The allocation for the agricultural sector in the next budget is expected to see a significant increase as the government has taken various initiatives for this vital sector to ensure food security, increase farmers’ incomes and create jobs and thus improve the way of life of the people. rural poor. …

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With decent work and a sustainable model, aquaculture could feed the world

© Chosa Mweemba / WorldFish GENEVA (ILO Info) – Harnessing the potential of aquaculture to effectively help feed the growing world population in the decades to come will require concerted efforts to promote sustainable businesses and decent work for its workforce. These are the main conclusions of the technical meeting …

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The impact of hard Brexit is just starting to be felt, says agriculture chief

The impact of a much harsher form of Brexit than promised has restricted access to key agricultural export markets on the continent in a way that is only starting to be felt, according to the President from FUW, Glyn Roberts, in her year-end speech. Mr Roberts also said the ongoing …

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Theresa Greenfield talks rural development in Osky | Iowa News

OSKALOOSA – With millions of dollars recently spent on rural development programs, Iowa State Director of Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture Theresa Greenfield is encouraging communities in Iowa consider partnerships with USDA for project funding. “From fire trucks to single-family homes to business sector loans to …

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The growing strength of agriculture as social justice

A new crop of farms is taking root in the Capital Region, with shoots and leaves spreading towards the light of social justice. The fertile soil of the Hudson, Mohawk and Schoharie valleys has long attracted urban transplants to try their hand at farming, but more of these farmers are …

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Agriculture Pays New Zealand’s Covid Bills

New Zealand’s primary sector export revenues are expected to hit a record $ 50.8 billion by June 2022, according to the latest MPI projections. MPI’s Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries (SOPI) projects that the country’s annual food and fiber export revenues will cross the $ 50 billion mark for …

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Ayensu Starch Factory to transform rural economy with 5,000 jobs

The rejuvenated Ayensu Starch company is currently undergoing a trial run and is expected to start fully operating from January 2022. The plant will produce 60 metric tonnes of food grade tapioca starch daily at full operational capacity and is expected to create at least 5,000 jobs. Mr Evans Ayim, …

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Shrimp farming offers many chances of recovery | Business

A shrimp farm in My Xuyen district, Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – There are now many favorable conditions for shrimp exportincluding rising prices – an important factor for processors and exporters to recover quickly after a long time social distancing period. Deputy Agriculture …

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Rural and community banks want corporate tax cuts

Mr. Mathias Samwine – Chairman of the Board of Directors, RCB Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) have called on the government to cut their corporate tax from 25 to 15 percent to allow them to keep some of their profits to embark on more corporate social responsibility projects in their …

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Investing in the rural economy and human capital to achieve sustainable poverty reduction in Niger

NIAMEY, December 3, 2021 – A new report from the World Bank highlights a significant reduction in poverty in Niger between 2014 and 2019. During this period, the proportion of the population living in poverty decreased by 5.4 percentage points, falling to 40.8% in 2019. In addition, the poorest households …

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Williamsburg County Included in US $ 222 Million Rural Community Infrastructure Investment | News

Projects include $ 3.7 million for rural health care, food security and emergency response services in South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is investing $ 222 million …

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Unseasonable rains drown Karnataka’s rural economy

Already pushed to breaking point by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years, Karnataka’s agrarian community had pinned its hopes on a bountiful kharif harvest. But incessant rains and a few flash floods have caused huge losses to farmers who could take three to four years to recover. The …

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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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Agricultural Forum: Sustainable protection of agriculture in Leelanau | Business

To those of us who don’t farm, the vitality of Leelanau’s agricultural culture can seem as guaranteed as a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan or as predictable as trees turning in the fall. Once you take a closer look, you realize that our agricultural heritage is the product of intentional …

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USDA Invests $ 222 Million in Rural Community Infrastructure to Help People in 44 States, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced today that USDA invests $ 222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will …

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“Rural / community banks need more support to stimulate local development”

ARB Apex Bank Acting Managing Director Mr. Alex Kwasi Awuah called on rural communities to pay more attention to the activities of Rural and Community Banks (RCBs). He said that the impact of the BCRs on rural development has been significant and therefore it is important that community members give …

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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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PEDi empowers small entrepreneurs, improves socio-economic status of rural community – PM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob attends the soft launch of Keluarga Malaysia at the Angkasapuri Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur on October 8, 2021. – Photo Malay Mail BERA (November 21): The establishment of the Digital Economy Centers (PEDi) of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian family) can help create and empower …

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PM: PEDi empowers small entrepreneurs and improves the socio-economic status of the rural community

BERA (November 21): The establishment of the Digital Economy Centers (PEDi) of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian family) can help create and empower small entrepreneurs towards innovative and competitive digitization and improve socio-economic status of the population, especially the rural community, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Ismail Sabri added …

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USDA invests $ 222 million in rural community infrastructure to help people in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

Projects include $ 132 million for rural health care, food security and emergency response services WILLARD, Monday November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is investing $ 222 million to build and improve …

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Ireland to host major international rural development conference in 2022

Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Ireland will host the 13th OECD International Conference on Rural Development in 2022. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization of 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and global …

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National conference on the impact of LEADER on rural development

Over 400 delegates will gather today (Monday 15 November) for an online conference to celebrate the impact of the LEADER program on rural development in Ireland over the past 30 years. The event, organized by the National Rural Network (RRN), will include contributions from a range of rural development experts …

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Government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Milestone as government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Governor Ishaku reaffirms commitment to rural development – The Sun Nigeria

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ensuring that development is supported in every part of the state, especially in rural areas that have suffered neglect over the years. The Governor made the commitment in Jalingo during the Stakeholder Awareness Workshop on Relaunching COVID-19 …

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Nebraska’s rural economy growing, survey finds | Nebraska

(The Center Square) – The economy is doing well in the agricultural belt, including Nebraska, according to a recent survey. Low interest rates, growing agricultural exports and high grain prices are all contributing to growth in rural areas of 10 Plains and Western states, according to a new monthly survey …

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Rural Nebraska Economy Grows, Survey Finds | Nebraska

(The Center Square) – The economy is doing well in the agricultural belt, including Nebraska, according to a recent poll. Low interest rates, growing agricultural exports and high grain prices are all contributing to growth in rural areas of 10 plains and western states, according to a new monthly survey …

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High-level IFAD delegation to visit farmers and review progress of rural development projects in Egypt

IFAD delegation to meet Egyptian Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Minister of International Cooperation A high-level delegation comprising members of the Executive Board and senior staff of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) began a week-long official visit to Egypt to observe the impact of IFAD’s investments in …

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USDA Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small brings new enthusiasm to rural development – Agweek

From investing in broadband, water, sewer, community facilities and housing, the person who oversees the rural development mission area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a wide range of responsibilities. But for the past four years, that position has not been filled because former secretary Sonny Perdue decided against …

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rural economy: COVID-19 exposes impact of dichotomy in urban-rural economy

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a profound structural change in the Indian economy. During its first wave, India’s rural economy demonstrated extraordinary resilience to the effects of the pandemic, in stark contrast to the situation facing its urban counterpart; and it soon became evident that a …

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Premier, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

BHOPAL: The SVAMITVA Yojana, a program to establish clear ownership of property in rural areas, has strengthened the strength of the rural economy and it will write a new chapter in the development of the country’s villages, the prime minister said on Wednesday Narendra Modi. Practically addressing a function in …

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Dharmasthala Rural Development Projects offers ₹ 18 crore in aid in five months

In total, funds have been released for 257 works in 30 districts of the state, according to executive director HL Manjunath The Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) has released ₹ 18 crore for various community development projects across the state for the past five months. Executive Director HL …

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A road to boost the rural economy through digital and road connectivity

India is a country where a large part of its population lives in rural areas, however, many of them are still isolated from the mainstream, with no benefit from the economic growth of the country. However, in recent years rural India has seen an increase in the number of Micro, …

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Collaboration with Vermont Council on Rural Development Aims to Get Milton Residents Thinking About the Future | News

This fall, community members will have the opportunity to brainstorm and brainstorm ideas for Milton’s future. The Vermont Council on Rural Development will travel to Milton from October to facilitate a series of gatherings that will invite residents to define common goals and visions. VCRD provides these sessions and resources …

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Covid Drops Enrollment For Rural Community College Students

This story was originally published by Carolina Public Press. For more than three decades, thousands of students in Alleghany County have attended college with funding from the Alleghany Education Foundation. Established in 1985 by former Alleghany Schools Superintendent John Woodruff, the foundation has awarded students in sparsely populated North Carolina …

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Rural community foundations support ACE Act – you should too

Rural America suffered from high unemployment and poverty rates before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, the 47 counties are in the poorest 10 percent of the United States in terms of quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, …

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The rural economy can start a revival

Government must reverse its negligence and political missteps as key indicators show the sector is resilient The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could slowly recede with a drop in official estimates of daily infections and deaths. The economy is also very gradually returning to normal, with many states starting …

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USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities

USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities. Acting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)New York State Director Brian Murray today announced that USDA Rural Development is investing $ 629,000 in loans and grants in five rural New York communities to equip, rebuild …

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As COVID-19 funeral pyres burn, India’s rural economy goes up in smoke

Satara, INDIA: After seeing his father’s funeral pyre burn by a river near their farm last month, Indian sugarcane producer Dattatray Bagal and his brothers had to put their grief aside to count the financial cost of the impact of the coronavirus on their families. They had hoped to buy …

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Manchester city designated as Smart Rural Community

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Through a collaborative effort with SOAR, the Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative has designated the city of Manchester as a ‘smart rural community’ giving the region the opportunity to lead the way in terms of services in a large band. Officials say they have expanded to Manchester …

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McAuliffe releases ‘Building a thriving rural economy’ plan

Published on Tuesday May. 4, 2021, 21:02 Join AFP’s more than 100,000 followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple podcast, Spotify and pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe today unveiled his new “Building a …

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North Dakota company plays crucial role in rural community’s economy – Agweek

(This is the second in a series of rural business stories. Click here to read the first, on H&S Manufacturing. ) For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for …

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North Dakota Business Plays Critical Role in Rural Community Economy

“I really think companies like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing. “Not only do we employ a number of people in the community, but from a business perspective, these communities seem to have such a special niche around the …

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A North Dakota company plays a crucial role in the economy of its rural community

For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for rural town residents. “I truly believe businesses like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of …

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Rural community colleges see declining enrollment due to pandemic

When the economy collapsed in 2007, community college enrollment skyrocketed, increasing 33% between 2006 and 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. The two-year programs offered people a haven from the ravages of the job market, while giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, update old ones, and retrain …

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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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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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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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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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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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