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Oban Named USDA State Director of Rural Development | The mighty 790 KFGO

Erin Hill Oban WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden today named several people to fill key regional leadership positions, including Erin Oban as USDA North Dakota’s State Director of Rural Development. A White House press release said the appointees will be essential to the president’s efforts to rebuild communities hardest hit …

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The best days are ahead for the rural economy

As a lifelong Hoosier, I grew up raising beef cattle on my family’s farm in Austin and have been involved in rural communities ever since. During my 20 years of service in the Indiana House of Representatives, I have been committed to creating better opportunities for rural Indiana through educational, …

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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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Better days ahead for the rural economy | Local News

As a lifelong Hoosier, I grew up raising beef cattle on my family’s farm in Austin and have been involved in rural communities ever since. During my 20 years of service in the Indiana House of Representatives, I have been committed to creating better opportunities for rural Indiana through educational, …

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Column: Brighter days ahead for South Carolina’s rural economy

GLOVER Having spent most of my life in and around rural communities, I know firsthand the challenges of rural growth. My parents, who were both educators, left their school every day to come home to take care of our small family farm, because they loved the land; and they understood …

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Better days are ahead for the rural economy – Lowndes Signal

Tribune of Nivory Gordon, Alabama State Manager, USDA Rural Development Growing up on my family’s farm in Wilcox County, Alabama, I witnessed first-hand many of the challenges faced by families living in rural communities across the state. We had no public access to water in the eastern part of the …

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The best days are ahead for the rural economy – The Greenville Advocate

Grandstand of Nivory Gordon, Alabama State Director USDA Rural Development Growing up on my family’s farm in Wilcox County, Alabama, I witnessed first-hand many of the challenges faced by families living in rural communities across the state. We had no public access to water in the eastern part of the …

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The debate on the right to repair in 2022

The right to repair became a hot topic again when the Biden administration in July introduced an executive order promoting competition in the economy. Biden Executive Order the executive order signed by President Biden called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to limit anti-competitive practices as a means of promoting …

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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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Broadband focus of House ag rural development hearing

When the House Agriculture Commodities, Trade and Credit Subcommittee held a hearing on rural development today, members primarily questioned the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Development rural, Xochitl Torres Small, on broadband issues. In his opening statement, Torres Small said rural development programs — including delivering high-speed Internet service to …

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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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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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SMH Named Among Top 100 Rural Community Hospitals for Seventh Consecutive Year | Local News

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the Nation for 2022 by Chartis Group. This is the seventh consecutive year that SMH has won this honor. Over 800 hospitals were included in the study with the top 100 …

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Paul Bunyan Communications Wins Smart Rural Community Showcase Award

Pictured L-R: Tim Hins- PBC Board Director, Dave Shultz- PBC Chief Financial Officer, Bruce Campbell- PBC Board Director, Mark Mattson- PBC Board Director of PBC, Jim Sutton-PBC Board Director, Shirly Bloomfield-NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association President and CEO, Randy Frisk-PBC Board Director, and Gary Johnson, CEO/ CEO of PBC Dallas, Texas …

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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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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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Greenfield Brings Rural Development Message to Monroe County | News

New USDA Iowa Rural Development Director Theresa Greenfield traveled to Albia Dec. 14 to meet with local office staff. Greenfield was named the new state director by the Biden administration on Nov. 29 and has visited all USDA field offices in the state since then. Greenfield said she was delighted …

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Comment: For a rural community at the crossroads of crude oil, energy politics is complicated

Clearbrook, Minnesota is a small town of just over 500 residents located in far northern Minnesota. It sits on the edge of the fertile Red River Valley, but is decidedly more ‘north-wooded’. Hunting is like a second religion. Timber is plentiful, as is cultivated wild rice. Clearbrook is also my …

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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 Announces Appointment of Glenn Pauley as State Director of Rural Development in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (News Release) – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint Glenn Pauley to serve as state director of rural development (RD) in Wyoming. This announcement includes the appointment of additional Farm Service Agency (FSA) positions across the country. “As we work to build a better America …

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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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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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Free book from the Fed aims to shine a light on effective rural development

If your winter reading list needs a little weight, the St. Louis Fed has just what you need: a 600-page volume showcasing investments in community development across rural America. The publication also offers a framework that the editors hope “can help more communities achieve shared economic prosperity.” The volume includes …

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Biden appoints new director of rural development in Washington

January 14, 2022 3:22 p.m. Job : January 14, 2022 3:22 p.m. Credit: Eddie J. Rodriquez, Shutterstock OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new director for rural affairs management in Washington is now in the United States Capitol building. President Biden announced eight new regional positions at the USDA, with Washington receiving …

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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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AGRICULTURE: Murray appointed USDA State Director for Rural Development | Cultivate

SYRACUSE – President Joe Biden recently announced his intention to appoint Brian S. Murray as USDA’s state director for rural development in New York. “As the USDA continues to positively improve the lives of Americans every day, we welcome these talented individuals to advance our common mission,” said Secretary of …

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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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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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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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Federal regulations hamper agriculture with drones

This scan shows a cornfield seen from a drone. Green and yellow indicate healthy plants and red indicates bare soil, dead plants, or in this case an insect infestation. Image: MSU RS & GIS By Nicolas SimonCapital Information Service In the sky above one of the largest Christmas tree farms …

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Rural Development invests $ 845,000 in grants for climate-smart infrastructure

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The USDA announced an investment of $ 845,519 in West Virginia to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday. As part of the Build Back Better program, the Biden-Harris administration has made investing in rural communities, creating well-paying jobs …

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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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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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Biden Appeals to Greenfield to Lead USDA Rural Development in Iowa | Govt. & Politics

Former Democratic candidate for the US Senate, Theresa Greenfield, has been appointed as the state director of USDA Rural Development in Iowa. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced plans to appoint Greenfield to lead the agency’s efforts in Iowa to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. …

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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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Biden Chooses Greenfield to Lead USDA Rural Development in Iowa | Government-and-politics

JAMES LYNCH Courrier Des Moines Office Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield has been appointed USDA State Director of Rural Development in Iowa. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced plans to appoint Greenfield to lead the agency’s efforts in Iowa to improve the economy and quality of life in …

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Biden Appeals to Greenfield to Lead USDA Rural Development in Iowa | Government-and-politics

James Q. Lynch Gazette Des Moines Office Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield has been appointed USDA State Director of Rural Development in Iowa. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced plans to appoint Greenfield to lead the agency’s efforts in Iowa to improve the economy and quality of life …

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Biden Appeals to Greenfield to Lead USDA Rural Development in Iowa | State

Former Democratic candidate for the US Senate, Theresa Greenfield, has been appointed as the state director of USDA Rural Development in Iowa. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced plans to appoint Greenfield to lead the agency’s efforts in Iowa to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. …

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Biden Appoints Greenfield as USDA Rural Development Director in Iowa

Theresa Greenfield, the 2020 Democratic candidate for the US Senate, was appointed USDA Director of Rural Development for Iowa by President Joe Biden on Thursday, November 18, 2021. (The Gazette) Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield has been appointed USDA State Director of Rural Development in Iowa. President Joe …

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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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How a rural community rallied around a woman after a tragedy

November 6, 2021 8:43 PM Posted: November 6, 2021 8:43 PM Update: November 6, 2021 9:02 PM MT. HOPE, Wisconsin – September 26 may have been a defining day in Robin Conley’s life. What started out as an ordinary day turned tragic when Conley’s husband Ron was killed in a …

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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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Midwestern doctor cares for rural community amid rising COVID cases

(NAPSI) —In rural Kansas, Dr. Kristina Darnauer is one of four physicians practicing in Rice County. She is also the only practicing family doctor in Sterling, where she lives with her husband and three children. Dr Darnauer delivers local babies, visits nursing homes, maintains clinical practice, and covers emergencies. This …

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Midwestern doctor tends to rural community amid rising COVID cases

(NAPSI)—In rural Kansas, Dr. Kristina Darnauer is one of only four doctors practicing in Rice County. She is also the only practicing family physician in Sterling, where she lives with her husband and three children. Dr. Darnauer delivers local babies, visits nursing homes, maintains a clinical practice and covers emergencies. …

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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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Senate Confirms USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development

In action on Friday, the full Senate confirmed that former Rep. Xochitl Torres Small was the USDA’s Under Secretary for Rural Development. The position was never filled during the Trump administration due to a change in the Undersecretary position to allow the post of Undersecretary of Commerce to be held …

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Rural Community College Alliance, Greater Texas Foundation and Economic Mobility Systems Pioneer College Rural Promise Program to Advance Education and Workforce Opportunities for Texas Students

DALLAS, August 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA), Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and Economic Mobility Systems (EMS) of the Commit Partnership today announced the launch of a pioneering collaborative program to deliver stronger results and more equitable for colleges and the workforce for rural Texas …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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