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Iowa Rural Development Council Announces 2022 Iowa Rural Summit | News

Iowans interested in issues vital to rural communities are invited to attend the 2022 Iowa Rural Summit, hosted by the Iowa Rural Development Council. The event will take place April 12-13 at the Gateway Hotel and Convention Center in Ames, Iowa. Communities are encouraged to enter teams of three, although …

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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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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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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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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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Comcast Invests $1 Million to Bring Broadband to Rural Community of Biola, California in Fresno County

Comcast Opens Three New Elevator Zones Offering Free Wi-Fi, Donates More Than $100,000 and 250 Free Laptops to Boost Digital Equity in the Region Livermore, CA –News Direct– Comcast CA Comcast today announced that it has invested $1 million to bring broadband to Biola, California, a rural community in Fresno …

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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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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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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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Ganduje government flags on N2.5b link roads in Garo, nearby communities *247ureports.com

Advertising In his efforts to facilitate and enhance the movement of citizens and agricultural products in towns and rural communities, within the framework of good service delivery, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State pointed out the road network of the town of Garo and neighboring communities of Kabo local …

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The Moderator and agricultural issues

Dr Bruce was speaking during his visit to Iveagh Iveagh PCI Rectory, which involved farm visits and lunch with senior agricultural representatives and the denomination’s rural chaplain. The meetings and visits were part of 20 separate engagements during his week-long tour to one of ICP’s 19 regional presbyteries. The parsonage …

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Our rural economy is a story of hope and resilience

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to the writing or editing of articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Rhiannon Hampson is the Maine State Director for Rural Development for the USDA. As an organic and dairy farmer, I know all …

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The Minister celebrates the success of his rural development program in Newry, Morne and Down

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA attended an event at Killeavy Castle in Newry to celebrate the success of the Morne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership in delivering his country’s rural development ‘LEADER’ program ministry. Minister Poots is pictured with (left to right) Councilor Cathy Mason, Chair of Newry, …

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Build it, grow it, buy it in America

By Betsy Dirksen London | Illinois Rural Development Director As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA …

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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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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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Representative Axne votes to create American jobs, increase rural development and provide support for Ukraine

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of her colleagues to pass the omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2022, fully funding the government until September 30, 2022. Legislation passed by the House tonight includes nearly $1 billion for rural broadband expansion, $1.45 billion for rural water …

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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan: Rural development is just beginning | Columnists

As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA Rural Development puts your tax dollars back into the …

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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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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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Climate Change Update | agricultural life

Tyron’s campaign. Photo: Cliff Donaldson The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has been consistent in its message throughout, stating that we want to see fair and credible legislation for NI based on science and expert advice. Despite all the evidence presented to them, some politicians do not understand the significant environmental …

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New Zealand trade deal ‘will hurt farming communities’

TRADE UNIONS and politicians have warned that the New Zealand-UK trade deal will hurt rural communities. The UK Government’s International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said the deal would “cut red tape” between the two countries and UK trade would “skyrocket” as a result. But Mid and West Wales Ms Jane …

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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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Farmers ‘relieved’ after vote on climate change amendments

It is a key amendment tabled by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, aligning the cuts with advice from the Climate Change Committee. UFU President Victor Chestnutt said: “After the careful consideration stage, our farmers are extremely relieved that a separate methane target has been supported by MPs, bringing us back to …

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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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Clinical Skills Educator, work at Rural Community Clinical School with DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Flexible location, based on Deakin’s rural training footprint Part-time (0.3), Continuous Level A $71,348 + 17% superannuation Deakin’s health faculty is recognized in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service to its communities. Working within the School of Medicine, the Clinical Skills Educator …

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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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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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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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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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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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Researchers Seeking Feedback on Rural Community Resilience

Rural residents are being asked to share their thoughts on what it takes to be a resilient rural community in a survey that is part of the Rural Community Resilience Project. Residents of Prince George can look back to the wildfires of 2017, when more than 10,000 evacuees took refuge …

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Terengganu wants to emulate Sabah in developing rural community tourism

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s community-based rural tourism (CoBT) approach has caught the attention of industry players in other states. Recently, the Terengganu Tourism Department traveled to the rustic Kiulu countryside of Sabah to find out more. They visited riverside Kampung Lingga, where villagers run the Dapako Hill hiking trail and Camping …

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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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Farm union concerned about Dyfi beaver projects

MEMBERS of a farmers’ union have raised concerns about plans to reintroduce beavers to the wild along the Dyfi River. Concern over proposals from the North Wales Wildlife Trust to reintroduce beavers to the area brought together a strong contingent of NFU Cymru members at a recent meeting. In early …

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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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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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Scott’s bipartisan bill increases capital for rural community banks

U.S. community banks would be better positioned to meet the credit needs of families, workers and the local small businesses they serve under bipartisan legislation introduced last week by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). “This bipartisan bill allows small local banks to compete with large banks for deposits,” Senator Scott …

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Nearly 5,000 rural development projects inaugurated

TEHRAN – A total of 4,959 development and service projects have been launched in rural areas of the country by the Municipal and Village Government Organization. The projects were inaugurated on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution which is celebrated every year from February 1 to 11, …

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A Weald and Downland Living Museum worker takes on the plow challenge using traditional farming methods

Andy, based in Chichester, is the working animal supervisor at the museum and took up the challenge on January 26, having spent more than 100 hours plowing in total since the start of the month alongside the museum’s three Percheron horses, Ollie , Leon and Kash. Andy set himself the …

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Rural community at the mercy of mine

Johannesburg- The spill of dangerous toxins at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) coal mine located in the village of oKhukho near Ulundi, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, has again shone a light on the plight of rural communities who are at the mercy of mining companies. Subsistence farmers in the …

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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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Sunflower cultivation will become compulsory

the herald Office of Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo All communal farmers will soon be required to venture into sunflower cultivation as it seeks to replace imports of crude sunflower oil worth US$200 million. The government has already started providing communal farmers with inputs to enable them to get involved in sunflower …

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NFU President: Farmers are pawns in Brexit negotiations | Agriculture

The chairman of the National Farmers’ Union has accused the government of using UK food producers as a ‘pawn’ in post-Brexit trade deals. Minette Batters, who has led the organization representing British farmers since 2018, said ‘the world’s most prized food market’ had been ‘handed over for nothing’ by ministers, …

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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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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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Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says carbon farming legislation needs adjusting

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. Picture/file While the government must address carbon farming in New Zealand, farmers can also play their part in preventing the practice from spiraling out of control, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. Rural communities have expressed concern that prime land for sheep and cattle is being …

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President Biden endorses state director for rural development in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — President Biden has approved the appointment of Rudy Soto to serve as USDA’s state director of rural development in Idaho. Several other regional appointments have also been announced, including the State Executive Director of the Agricultural Services Agency for Gem State. “As we work to build …

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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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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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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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RRDC, NCRCRD celebrate 50 years of rural development

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — August will mark the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s signing of the Rural Development Act of 1972, creating the Rural Regional Development Centers located across the United States. The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), currently hosted by Purdue University, spans across this …

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Government must do more for rural development, says Phillips | News

MILLE GULLY, Manchester: Manchester North Western MP Mikael Phillips is calling on the government to boost rural development not just by creating schemes but by providing the resources needed for sustainability. He indicated that among the needs for water, improved road surfaces and electricity in rural areas, access to consistent …

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Agriculture in Modern Irish Literature: Writers Who Found Fertile Ground

In the scheme of things, the emergence of the family farm in rural Ireland is a relatively recent phenomenon. The land laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries changed the character of rural communities and the character of people. They allowed tenants to become owners, leading to a …

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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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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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Agriculture is the heart of the rural community of NI – Poots

Agriculture is the heart of the rural community of Northern Ireland and action is needed to ensure that it continues to develop and maintain a viable, profitable and environmentally friendly food industry. This was the message of Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, in his address to the Oxford Agricultural Conference 2022, …

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Michigan Rural Development Office Can Make a Difference for UP | News, Sports, Jobs

With much of the state’s population, resources and industry concentrated in the urban centers of the Lower Peninsula, the strengths and needs of rural communities – particularly here in the Upper Peninsula – can sometimes seem to be overlooked by Lansing lawmakers. However, there has recently been some welcome news …

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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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Justice services for rural communities

The Foundation works in close collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Wabag District Development Authority (DDA), reaching out to rural communities. The Foundation focuses on supporting the local population and grassroots organizations. This approach is necessary because this is how real and transformative change happens. This initiative, with …

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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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Missouri plans rural development program in Georgia

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new bill from Sen. Justin brun would provide additional incentives to investors contributing to rural Missouri companies if it is adopted by the legislature. brown SB 675 – considered the Missouri Rural Workforce Development Act – would provide an incentive for those who invest in …

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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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Large-scale afforestation will decimate rural communities, warns agricultural union

// = do_shortcode (‘[in-content-square]’)?> Llwybr Ceffyl / bridleway, Cwrt y Cadno by Alan Richards is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The National Farmers Union of Wales has warned that rural Wales’ farming communities could be ‘wiped out’ if widespread reforestation plans continue. The warning comes as the government plans on …

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Tree plantation ‘blanket’ plans across Wales could ‘decimate’ farming communities, campaigners say | UK News

Rural farming communities in Wales could be ‘wiped out’ if widespread reforestation is allowed, according to the chairman of the National Farmers Union in Wales. The warning comes as the government plans on a large scale to plant millions of trees across the country to create a new national forest. …

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Wastewater value? New technology makes pig farming more environmentally friendly

Anyone who lives in Okinawa, a subtropical island in Japan, has an idea of ​​the intensity of its pork industry. Farms have a significant effect on the economy and culture of the island. According to the Cabinet Office of Japan, in 2018, there were more than 225,000 pigs in Okinawa. …

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New Year to bring change to the rural economy | Main edition

The US economy is set to slow in 2022 compared to 2021, but economic growth will continue at a much above average rate. Consumers have fueled the economic recovery since mid-2020, and this will continue into the year ahead. Consumer spending is expected to grow another 4% to 5% in …

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Climate change concerns raised | Life on the farm

Alderman McCready said, “I have found all of the farmers I have spoken to were happy to have the opportunity to voice their concerns and discuss solutions. I also really appreciated the opportunity to talk to them. I support their efforts so far by trying to make their farms part …

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Rural development wants rural areas prepared for disasters | Agriculture

When a tornado, flood or other disaster strikes, rural leaders may not know that rural development can help. Molly Hammond, Acting State Director for Rural Development for Illinois, emphasizes that they don’t have to wait for disaster. In fact, it’s better if they don’t. “There are programs to prepare. They …

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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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Why this rebellious rural community in northeastern Spain is fighting against wind farms

Vicente’s parents are no longer alive, but in the small stone town of Calaceite on a secluded Aragonese hill, he still remembers their stories very well. Vicente is 83 years old. He remembers how they spoke of the Spanish Civil War, of the fascists in green uniforms, of the militia, …

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David Baker to lead USDA’s local rural development agency

President Joe Biden recently announced the appointment of David Baker as USDA’s Director of Rural Development for Delaware / Maryland. Baker served for more than 33 years in the local government of Sussex County in Delaware as the chief financial officer and county administrator. During his tenure, Baker became familiar …

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The forces that will shape the rural economy in 2022

The US economy is set to slow in 2022 compared to 2021, but economic growth will continue at a much above average rate. Consumers have fueled the economic recovery since mid-2020 and this will continue into the coming year. Consumer spending is expected to grow another 4% to 5% in …

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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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LG Ambassador Challenge program completes four rural development projects – Other

The Revolutionary Initiative to Uplift Rural Communities and Support Village Development – The LG Ambassador Challenge recently concluded its four selected community projects. With the partnership of world famous electronics giant, LG, and trusted Sri Lankan conglomerate, Abans Group; In collaboration with Community Chest of Korea and Korea Friends of …

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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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Farm Finance Donates for the Future of Agriculture | News

GREEN Members of Greenup County 4H and Greenup County FFA gathered at Imel’s greenhouse on Route 1 on Tuesday to show their appreciation for donations for the portable cattle pens. The cattle pens will be used at the Greenup County Fairgrounds. Due to their portable nature, they can be relocated …

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Rural Iowa Economy Continues to Grow With High Farmland Prices

Rural Iowa’s economy continued to grow in December behind the continued strengthening in the value of farmland, according to a monthly survey of rural bankers. According to Creighton University Rural Main Street Index, the Iowa index improved this month to 71.4 from 70.9 in November. A major factor in this …

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Iowa’s rural economy continues to grow with high farmland prices

Iowa’s rural economy continued to grow in December as farmland values ​​continued to strengthen, according to a monthly survey of rural bankers. According to Creighton University Rural Main Street Index, the Iowa index improved this month to 71.4 from 70.9 in November. A big contributing factor to that was a …

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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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How Tingo is using Agri-Fintech to change agriculture in Africa

Tingo is a unique next-generation agro-fintech company delivering, through Tingo Mobile in Nigeria, Tingo’s Device-as-a-Service model that provides customers with Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) using GSM technology for customers. subscribers that are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers. and businesses. Tingo Mobile has developed a complete Agri-Fintech and …

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