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USDA opens technical assistance grant round to support rural community facilities

In the past, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez campus has been among the entities that have received this type of grant to help disadvantaged rural communities. (Credit: FEMA/Eduardo Martínez). The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications through May 23 to provide funding to help rural communities expand their ability …

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New Michigan Office of Rural Development announces chief

What is happening: Michigan’s Office of Rural Development was first announced earlier this year, the result of a Executive Directive that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released Jan. 4, 2022. Now the fledgling office has its head: Sarah Lucas, Michigan’s first deputy for rural development. Lucas was announced as an assistant on …

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Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO Sarah Lucas Appointed Rural Development Assistant

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Michigan (WLUC) – Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) CEO Sarah Lucas was recently appointed to the new Michigan State Office of Rural Development, effective April 18. “While we are disappointed to see her leave the LSCP, we are delighted that Sarah is joining the Office of Rural Development, …

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AP will use drone technology for agriculture

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled plans to introduce drone technology to the state’s agricultural sector. Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu announced the state’s decision to use drone technology while presenting the budget for agriculture and related sectors to the assembly. He said the state government is planning to spend …

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South Africa: North West Agriculture and Rural Development hosts one-day careers expo for agricultural secondary schools

Career exhibit evokes passion for agriculture among school students The Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, organized a one-day careers exhibition for agricultural secondary schools in the North- West to Taung Agricultural College. AgriSETA is an organization needed to develop …

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Bill would give Missouri tax credits for urban agriculture and agriculture outreach programs | State News

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide state tax credits for establishing urban farms in Missouri’s food deserts and creating an outreach program in those areas has received support bipartite. Bill of 1919, sponsored by Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins, D-St. Louis, would give up to 50% state tax credit …

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Remote work centers in Offaly visited by the Rural Community Network

The Junction, Tullamore Published: Thu 10 March 2022, 15:18 A remote work center in Tullamore was recently visited by the Rural Community Network (RCN). RCN visited business centers and remote work centers within the ConnectedHubs.ie network and spoke to managers who shared their experiences of building and running their successful …

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USDA Secretary Speaks to Students and Faculty on Rural Development

On March 4, Cornellians gathered at Stocking Hall to hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who discussed the initiatives she has spearheaded to foster the development of rural communities. Americans. A New Mexico native and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants employed as farmhands, Torres …

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Public servants participate in the Rural Community Development Initiative – Claiborne Progress

Participants from eight towns in rural eastern Tennessee recently participated in the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), a joint venture with UT’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the UT Naifeh Center for Leadership effective (NCEL). Linda Stilson of New Tazewell was among the attendees. RCDI was made possible by …

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Local Perspective: Better days are well and truly ahead for the rural economy | Columnists

Kate Bolz I agree with President Biden, America’s best days are ahead of us, especially for people in rural Nebraska. The Farm to Family grocery store in Hay Springs is stocked with fresh produce and meat from local and regional producers. It has a grocery store and energy efficient coolers …

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announces animal vaccination campaign

Vaccination to control foot-and-mouth outbreak in Kwazulu-Natal The Department of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development would like to announce the animal vaccination campaign that will take place in the Disease Management Area (DMA), following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the new hotspot KwaHlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal. The …

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Southern NJ Development Council Vice President Asselta Named State Director for Rural Development

Jane Asselta, vice president of the Southern New Jersey Development Council, has been named New Jersey State Director for Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by the administration of President Joe Biden. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to expand economic opportunities and create …

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Goodin Named USDA State Director of Rural Development | News

Former Indiana State Rep. and House Minority Leader Terry Goodin has been nominated by President Joe Biden to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture position, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. USDA. Goodin was among 11 people appointed by Biden to regional USDA positions, including three state executive directors …

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MDARD provides grants to UP communities for rural development projects

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) — Some rural communities around UP stand to benefit from improved infrastructure. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Rural Development Fund grants are intended to support projects and industries that benefit rural communities. The department received 114 proposals and awarded grants to 21 projects, …

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What’s the news today? | Thursday, February 24, 2022

Today’s roundup features the latest news from Russia and Ukraine, crop management news and recent developments in the spread of avian flu. Catch up here. Russia and Ukraine As President Biden and NATO allies respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Kremlin sanctions, the people of Ukraine are trying to …

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No Zip Code Left Behind: How Michigan’s New Office of Rural Development Could Impact Northern Michigan

On New Year’s Day, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the state’s first-ever Office of Rural Development (ORD). As part of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), ORD “will focus on all rural matters, provide advice on pressing issues in rural Michigan, and offer insight …

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NI: Minister welcomes rural development projects under £7.5m fund

Minister Edwin Poots (centre) with MCDA Chairman Les Graydon (l) and Co. Fermanagh and Omagh Council Chairman Cllr Errol Thompson (r) and FOLAG members Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has praised rural communities for using the £7.5million rural development fund to benefit people with …

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Fighting climate change can help New York’s rural economy

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Tackling climate change issues would be good for New York’s rural economy, according to a recently released report. The simple task of planting trees and using a specific technique to reduce methane gas from manure on farms will contribute to the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse …

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UP obtains rural development grants | News, Sports, Jobs

EAST LANSING — The towns of Iron Mountain, Norway, Crystal Falls and Iron River are among 12 Upper Peninsula communities that have received rural development grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Michigan USDA Director Brandon Fewins said Thursday. “These projects represent significant infrastructure investments in public …

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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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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development seeks to develop rural communities in UP

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is working to develop Upper Michigan. It comes after Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed a $10 million budget for MDARD’s new rural development office. MDARD Director Gary McDowell said Whitmer was offering an additional $30 million to expand rural …

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USDA Rural Development seeks to build food supply chain capacity

“We know the beef processing industry is pretty consolidated by big companies,” Frescoln said. “So what we’re looking at is how can we increase capacity? How can we get a more reliable supply chain? » Eligible uses for the loan guarantee program may include business conversion, expansion, repair, modernization or …

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USDA Rural Development Participates in Tabor City Schools Groundbreaking

Rural Development A $28 million investment in Columbus County schools will benefit generations of students. Photo: (Rob Lerns/USDARD) (TABOR CITY, NC) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today at a K-8 school site. Rural Development is investing $28 million to help build …

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USDA Invests Millions to Support Kansas Businesses to Strengthen Rural Economy | News

TOPEKA – The United States Department of Agriculture Acting State Director for Kansas Rural Development Dan Fischer today announced that the Department is investing $2.77 million in grants to help rural businesses in 12 Kansas communities. “The USDA is committed to helping rural agricultural businesses grow and diversify their products,” …

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Brown Announces More Than $28 Million for Rural Development in Southeast Ohio

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Rural Development has awarded $28,250,011 to four southern organizations -eastern Ohio. “Small businesses face unique challenges, and this federal funding will help make the investments local businesses need and support …

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Brown announces over $32 million for rural development in Knox, Richland Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program has awarded a total of $32,702,000 to three communities in Knox and Richland counties. “This federal funding makes critical investments in improving our state’s …

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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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Infrastructure funds granted for rural development in WV

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund nine organizations in West Virginia through community facility grants. The funds will be used to improve community infrastructure in rural areas of West Virginia, including Barbour County in North Central West Virginia. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and …

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Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Committee Concludes Audit in Gwatyu

Download logo The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development concluded its monitoring visit to Gwatyu with a session with the Provincial and National Departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ALRRD) and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. After hearing the views of all …

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Three Whiteside County Communities Receive Rural Development Grants – Shaw Local

Rural development grants targeting the needs of three communities in Whiteside County were announced Wednesday by U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos. “With these significant funds from the United States Department of Agriculture, we will continue to support our rural towns and cities by repairing and improving their essential facilities,” Bustos said …

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Minister for Stormont orders end to Brexit checks on food and agricultural products at Northern Ireland ports

Last night Northern Ireland ordered the end of Brexit controls on agricultural and food products arriving by sea from Britain. DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said authorities would stop carrying out inspections required under the Northern Ireland protocol at midnight. Opposition parties have reacted with fury, insisting the civil service …

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minister defends the “bureaucracy” of carbon farming | The rural

The “excessive bureaucracy” proposed by the Federal Government for its own voluntary carbon market will create sovereign risk for Australia, market participants have warned. Under these plans, the federal Minister and Department of Agriculture could step in and veto some new or expanded carbon projects, potentially hurting farmers and businesses …

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USDA Rural Development invests in rural Ohio – Ohio Ag Net

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced that the USDA is investing $1 billion to build and improve essential community facilities in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. This infrastructure funding will increase access to health care, education and public safety while stimulating community development and …

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USDA Rural Development Kansas Highlights Year of Achievement – ​​Dodge City Daily Globe

Vincent Marshall Dodge City Globe Led by Acting State Director Dan Fischer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Kansas highlighted 2021 accomplishments to help rural Kansas residents and businesses access housing, health care, economic development and other essential services. “USDA Rural Development Kansas has had a very successful …

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USDA Invests $1 Billion to Improve Rural Community Infrastructure in Oregon and Nationwide | Community

Funding in Tillamook County and statewide will increase access to health care, education and public safety for people who call rural communities home PORTLAND, Oregon, January 26, 2022 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh today announced that the USDA is investing $1 billion to …

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Southern Tier to get over $7 million for rural community improvements

(WETM) – The Southern Tier is set to receive millions in grants and loans from the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA announced Jan. 26 that it would invest more than $1 billion to “build and improve essential community facilities” in 48 states. The ministry said the money will …

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Armstrong Named State Director for TN Rural Development | Agriculture

USDA News President Joe Biden recently announced his intention to appoint four regional positions in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including four State Executive Directors of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and five State Directors of Rural Development ( RD). Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “As the USDA …

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USDA has a new energy grant for rural communities

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering up to $10 million to rural communities to develop renewable energy projects that will increase energy efficiency and reduce pollution. “It’s exciting to get projects at the community level. To have multiple partners come together and create …

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USDA Announces Appointment of Additional Directors of the Agricultural Services and Rural Development Agency

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2022 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint eight regional positions in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including five State Executive Directors of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and three State Directors rural development (RD). “As we work to build a better …

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USDA Rural Development invests $331 million in rural Iowa | News

(Des Moines) — The United States Department of Agriculture is continuing to invest more than $300 million in rural infrastructure in Iowa. USDA Rural Development last month announced a $331 million investment to improve critical infrastructure in rural Iowa. Theresa Greenfield, director of rural development for Iowa USDA, said the …

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Increase sheep housing capacity without additional investment

Adam Jones – Specialist Technical Facilitator on the Business Development Group Program. Jayme Carvill farms in partnership with her brother and father outside Hilltown, Co Down. The farm carries a total of 450 ewes, lambs, 300 lambs and 120 oxen on 100 hectares, more than 50% of which are classified …

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Suspend Implementation of Presidential Jobs Stimulus Bonds with Immediate Effect

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) wishes to advise subsistence farmers receiving Presidential Employment Stimulus Checks (PES) of the decision to suspend all implementation of the PSE effective immediately until further notice. The department reviews, reorganizes and redefines the implementation of the ESP, to meet all …

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Reforms should make agriculture sustainable: The Tribune India

Devinder Sharma Food and Agriculture Specialist Although Indian policymakers and economists have learned no lesson from the failure of market reforms in American agriculture, and even after the repeal of the three controversial farm bills, they still reiterate that the supply- demand leads to price discovery. Market dynamics have once …

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Former state senator begins new role as Nebraska director of rural development at USDA

Former Nebraska State Senator Kate Bolz assumed her new role last week as Nebraska’s director of rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture. Bolz was appointed by President Biden to lead USDA grants and loans in Nebraska. Kate Bolz said her experiences growing up in rural southeast Nebraska …

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Whitmer establishes new rural development office

Governor Gretchen Whitmer hosted a virtual panel discussion to highlight her latest executive directive establishing the Office of Rural Development within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The panel discussion included MDARD Director Gary McDowell, Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr., and several key …

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Whitmer establishes Office of Rural Development | News, Sports, Jobs

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed an executive directive establishing the Office of Rural Development within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Office of Rural Development will focus on all rural matters, providing advice on pressing issues in rural Michigan “Rural Michigan is a fundamental …

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Lisbon Man Appointed Head of USDA Rural Development Post for New York State | Agriculture

LISBON – A resident of the city has been appointed by President Joseph R. Biden as director of rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture in New York State. Brian S. Murray, who worked for the USDA for two decades, was appointed director of state in December. “State …

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Michigan’s new rural development office created to increase opportunities for rural communities

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a new executive directive establishing the Office of Rural Development. The new office, within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), will advise organizations on how best to help rural areas. The Rural Development Office will work on …

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Biden Appoints Sarah Waring Director of Rural Development for USDA in Vermont, New Hampshire | Community-News

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden appointed Sarah Waring to a major state leadership post on Wednesday. She will serve as state director of rural development in Vermont and New Hampshire, a title under the aegis of the United States Department of Agriculture. Waring replaces interim director of state Cheryl Ducharme, …

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Biden Appoints Sarah Waring Director of Rural Development for USDA in Vermont, New Hampshire | Community news

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden appointed Sarah Waring to a major state leadership post on Wednesday. She will serve as state director of rural development in Vermont and New Hampshire, a title under the aegis of the United States Department of Agriculture. Waring replaces interim director of state Cheryl Ducharme, …

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More FSA States, Rural Development Directors Appointed | 2021-12-29

The White House on Wednesday announced five new state-level appointments within the Department of Agriculture, including the Farm Service Agency’s state directors for Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska. The USDA State Directors of Rural Development for Montana and the Joint Office for Vermont and New Hampshire have also been appointed. The …

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3 big things today, December 29, 2021

1. Soybeans, weaker grains in the day-to-day trade Soybean and corn futures were down in overnight trading due to technical selling and some optimism about the rains in South America. Investors are likely to be settling their positions before the end of the year, with some having been in the …

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3 big things today, December 27, 2021

1. Soybeans and grains jump in the night trade Soybean and corn futures surged in trading overnight in the first session after the Christmas break amid concerns over the South American crops. Dry weather in Brazil and Argentina has raised concerns over soybeans and corn in South American countries. Weekend …

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Peterboro native appointed USDA New York State Director of Rural Development – Oneida Dispatch

Peterboro, NY – President Joe Biden announced in December his appointment of Brian S. Murray as USDA’s state director for rural development in New York City. According to the USDA, state R&D directors serve as the chief executive officer of rural development in states and territories and are responsible for …

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Vizag police encourage vegetable cultivation to eradicate ganja cultivation

Visakhapatnam: Rural police in Vizag have started distributing seeds of vegetables, silver oak and young eucalyptus trees to villagers in G Madugula to wean them from growing ganja. Recall that the Andhra Pradesh police decided to explore alternative cultures in order to eradicate the cultivation of ganja in the Vizag …

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Rural development grants to impact W.Va.’s businesses | Newspaper

SHREWSBURY – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the department is investing $ 633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities. In West Virginia, $ 845,519 is invested in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Rural America is on the front lines of climate change …

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Police use pepper balls, state penitentiary flap, rural development director

Creighton’s new athletic director takes the leap by following his heart. By Léo Adam Biga. Originally posted in NOISE. Reposted in The reader. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy song festivalBundle up and join today’s news by going door-to-door to spread the holiday cheer: According to the Omaha World-Herald, Omaha Police …

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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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Capito and Manchin announce over $ 23 million in USDA rural development loans and grants

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriation Committee, today announced $ 23,367,889 in rural housing loans and community development grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “West Virginia’s rural housing, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure needs are …

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A lesson in community farming

“When I wake up in the morning, I am greeted by the sunlight reflecting through the dewdrops in the rice leaves of the vast fields. This sight is one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences of my life, ”says Bino, 32, a young aspiring farmer. The story of Korangatti, …

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USDA Rural Development Appoints New Director for Maine, Rhiannon Hampson

Rhiannon Hampson has been appointed Maine director of the US Department of Agriculture’s rural development program, replacing Timothy Hobbs, who served as director of state under the Trump administration. Courtesy / USDA Rhiannon Hampson is USDA’s new State Director for Rural Development. Rural Development provides loans and grants to help …

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USDA Rural Development Welcomes Rhiannon Hampson as Maine State Director

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhiannon C. Hampson of Thomaston has been appointed state director of rural development in Maine. State directors are the directors general of the United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the states and territories. With the guidance and support of the national office, state directors …

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USDA Announces Additional Agricultural and State Rural Development Service Agency Directors

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2021 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint four regional positions in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including two state executive directors of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and two directors State Rural Development (RD). “As the USDA continues to positively improve …

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USDA Opens 2022 Listing For Dairy Margin Coverage

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s continued efforts to support dairy farmers and rural communities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and extended the program to enable dairy producers to better protect their operations. by registering an additional production. This …

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USDA Creates $ 400 Million Local Food Program

To strengthen the resilience of the food system, the Department of Agriculture on Monday announced it would provide up to $ 400 million to state and tribal governments to purchase locally grown food for emergency food aid. The goal of the Local Food Purchase Assistance Program is to buy food …

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Farmer and dairy groups applaud Evers for signing agricultural export bill

Groups representing the state’s farmers and dairy producers applaud Governor Tony Evers for enacting a bill to increase exports of Wisconsin agricultural products. Under Wisconsin Law 92 of 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and Consumer Protection will work with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. five years. “Exports are critically …

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New Book: A Serious Effort to Revive Agriculture and Improve Agriculture in Leitrim After the Famine

Developing Rural Ireland chronicles the trials and tribulations of the revival of Irish agriculture and the development of agriculture in Ireland after the famine. The book focuses on Leitrim, one of Ireland’s most famine-stricken counties. The famine exposed major inequalities, showing that there were too many very small farms and …

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BM: Cooperatives, the key to dynamic agriculture

STRONG producer groups are essential for a thriving agricultural sector in the Philippines, according to a new report from the World Bank (WB). The WB said in a statement on Friday that its report found that grouping and organizing small farmers into cooperatives and various types of producer organizations, as …

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Strong producer organizations are the key to a vibrant agricultural sector

Increasing agricultural production among smallholder farmers by grouping and organizing them into cooperatives and various types of producer organizations, and forging partnerships with agribusiness companies can help increase their incomes and subsequently stimulate social transformation. -economics of the Philippine countryside. A report titled “Realizing Scale in Smallholder-Based Agriculture: Policy Options …

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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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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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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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Financial institutions supporting farming communities in Papua New Guinea

The Center of Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) and the Village Farmers Market (MVF) signed today (Thursday, November 18) a memorandum of understanding with seven (7) partner financial institutions (PFI). The MoU will see PFI’s partner with MVF implementing the project in six targeted provinces, Western Highlands, Jiwaka, Simbu, Eastern …

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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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Cannabis cultivation is a future reality, but the state con …

The new hemp regulations recently announced by Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza are his department’s attempt to reap the fruit perceived to be within reach of industrial cannabis. And yet, they only serve to create additional elitist barriers to entry and entrench the colonization of cannabis by …

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Capito and Manchin Announce $ 2.4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 2,409,700 in grants and loans for the Rural Development Housing Preservation Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). and Community Facilities Program. This support will help …

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USDA invests over $ 1 million in rural community infrastructure to improve Missouri Ozark Radio News

Projects will benefit over 25,000 people in rural Missouri WILLARD, MO, November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDAMissouri Acting State Director of Rural Development Dr. Clark Thomas announced that $ 1,116,490 is being invested in nine statewide projects to improve essential community services and infrastructure in Missouri …

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Renewable Energy Helping Country and Boosting Rural Economy, CEO Says | Agriculture News

The CEO of Growth Energy, the country’s largest ethanol trade association, says her industry provides a critical path to meeting climate goals by working in partnership with farmers. Emily Skor, whose association represents production plants and trading partners, met with the United States House of Agriculture subcommittee on commodity trading …

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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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Theresa Greenfield to lead rural development in Iowa; Matt Russell as Head of the State Farm Service Agency

President Joe Biden has appointed Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who lost to incumbent Republican Joni Ernst last year, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development director for Iowa. Matt Russell, director of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, a statewide climate action organization, also received …

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MI Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Approves 2022 Farm Management Practices | News, Sports, Jobs

LANSING — During their regular meeting, the Michigan Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development approved draft 2022 Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs). GAAMPs are reviewed annually by committees composed of various experts and revised or updated as necessary. “The committees have done a terrific job updating the 2022 …

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USDA Rural Development Representative Axne and Torres Small Announce $ 250,000 Grant for Atlantic’s Elite Octane Ethanol Plant

Today, Congressman Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined the USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small at Elite Octane’s Atlantic dry ethanol plant to announce a $ 250,000 energy efficiency grant funded by the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The REAP grant will be used by Elite …

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Kildare farmers win Farming for Nature award

FFN’s Brigid Barry presenting their award to Norman and Michael Dunne The 2021 National Agriculture Ambassador for Nature Awards took place last Saturday evening (23 October) as part of the annual Burren Winterage weekend. Now in its fourth year, the annual awards have welcomed 23 new Farming for Nature (FFN) …

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“Reducing the number of cattle would cost the rural economy dearly”

Reducing herds to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets would have a significant impact on the rural economy, potentially wiping out billions of agricultural production and causing thousands of job losses. Harsh predictions are contained in a report released yesterday by the Climate Advisory Council as it presented the government with …

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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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Nivory Gordon, Jr. appointed USDA State Director of Rural Development for Alabama

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that Nivory Gordon, Jr. will be the Alabama state director for rural development for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). President Joe Biden’s announcement included a series of regional and national appointments of state rural development directors and state executive directors of the Farm Service …

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Joyce proposes bipartisan bill to increase investment in rural communities

US Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH) sponsored a bipartisan bill on October 8 to incentivize capital investment in rural American communities. “Small businesses are the lifeline of Buckeye’s economy, employing more than 2.2 million Ohioans,” said Representative Joyce. “Unfortunately, small businesses located in rural areas of our state face unique challenges …

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Xochitl Torres Small confirmed to USDA rural development post

LAS CRUCES – Former New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small was confirmed by the Senate Thursday night as the next Deputy Secretary for Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA Rural Development provides loans, grants, loan guarantees, and technical assistance to support essential aspects of American rural communities, …

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Capito and Manchin announce funding for rural development and agricultural research

WASHINGTON DC – US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriation Committee, today announced $ 518,752 from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to rural development grant programs across the state, as well as to the University of West Virginia (WVU) for agricultural …

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Axne and House Agriculture Committee approve investments in biofuels, rural development and Axne’s rural equality law

Today, Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to endorse the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, which includes provisions she fought for to support biofuel infrastructure and rural business owners. Legislation approved today includes $ 18 billion in investment in promoting rural employment through rural development from …

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USDA Rural Development Invests $ 1.07 Million in Community Sanitation Solution for Lindale Mobile Home Park

MONTPELIER, VT, August 23, 2021 – Today the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (RD) announced funding of $ 1,079,000 for the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) for the installation of a septic tank in the Lindale Mobile Home Park in Middlebury, Vermont. The investment is in the …

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USDA Rural Development awards $ 500 million in grants to applicants

BOZEMAN – The USDA has issued an emergency rural health care grant of $ 500 million, to help with Covid-19 testing, vaccinations and other health-related organizations, including food banks. “The recovery of Covid and the economic recovery are both top priorities. Over the past semester, the administration has spent a …

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USDA Invests $ 650,000 to Improve Rural Community Facilities and Services in Nebraska | KLIN

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Acting Director of State in Nebraska, Kim Martini, today announced that USDA is investing $ 650,000 to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of Nebraska. The investments will benefit more than 300 rural residents. USDA is committed to helping rural …

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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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