Tag Archives: rural communities

Poll highlights rural community actors and grassroots efforts | Agriculture News

Trisha Purdon, director of the Kansas Department of Commerce’s office of rural prosperity, and Marci Penner, executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, reported the results of the foundation’s investigation into the Kansas Power Up and Go project in a Facebook Live video on August 2. Read the Kansas Power …

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Markets help sustain rural community, new report says

A new report from the Prince’s Countryside Fund has recognized the important social and community links that livestock markets provide to rural communities. The report of the charity “More Than A Mart” also highlights their role as dynamic centers of knowledge exchange, business and physical and mental health checks of …

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‘Rural community 30 minutes’ – The next steps to level rural mobility

© Tim Lamper Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility at WSP, Presents and Presents New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Make Rural Communities More Connected Conversations about connectivity and mobility have until now generally been reserved for people living and working in densely populated cities and urban areas. From these discussions …

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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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How does the rural community of Teviston without running water

The only functioning well in the rural community of Teviston ruptured in early June, leaving more than 700 residents without running water. This story was originally published by CalMatters. This is how the water crisis in California is unfolding these days: The only functioning well in the rural community of …

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

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

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

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

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MPs launch survey to find ways to boost rural economy

A multi-stakeholder group of MPs and peers have launched a new survey that wants to explore ways to boost the UK’s rural economy after the pandemic. The survey will explore why rural productivity is 18% lower than the national average and identify solutions to help bridge the gap. The all-party …

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Rural Community Leaders Call on Gaetz, Greene to ‘Stop Dividing America’ Ahead of American Tour

Rural Voices USA is using representatives. Matt gaetzMatthew (Matt) Gaetz More Appropriate Nominees for ‘Person of the Year’ Greene, GOP Colleagues Call for Sacking of DC Corrections Official Who ‘Despises’ Trump and His Supporters Jim’s Clear Present Danger Jordan & Co. MORE (R-Fla.) And Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts …

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McAuliffe releases ‘Building a thriving rural economy’ plan

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

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North Dakota Business Plays Critical Role in Rural Community Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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Jane Marsh – 65,000 acre wind farm could transform rural community

There have been mixed opinions on the potential that a 65,000 acre wind farm could transform the rural community. Some fear that the wind farm will ruin the natural, unobstructed views of the horizon. However, the wind farm would provide a source of income to surrounding communities that could change …

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Seeking buy-in from rural community, government offers RM50,000 prize to fight Covid-19 | Malaysia

Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad said the competition would run for six months, from April to September. – Photo by Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) is organizing the Covid-19 Green Zone Community Competition for rural communities as part of efforts to empower them to …

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The impact of the pandemic on the health of rural communities – RealAgriculture

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in health care to transportation issues to isolation, the pandemic has highlighted important differences between city dwellers and rural dwellers. Dr Gabe Woollam, a family doctor based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of …

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Rural community college students face more challenges: Study

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rural community colleges and their students face a significant number of barriers, according to a new report from the American Association of Community College Trustees. The most frequently cited challenges were access to high-speed internet, funding inequalities and meeting basic student needs, especially in the area …

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TECHNOLOGY AND RURAL ECONOMY: Making life easier for rural consumers

Whether it’s better home appliances, smartphones, affordable finance, or farming tools, they want access to quality solutions to meet their needs. Radha and Gauri, from Alwar, Rajasthan, have been participating in government programs for 10 years to learn digital skills and save money, driven by concerns about their children’s future …

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7 rural community colleges join forces to improve student outcomes |

The cohort will be part of an Achieving the Dream mission to bridge the equity and achievement gaps, strengthen digital workforce readiness, and build ‘resilience’ within their regions. More than 45 million U.S. residents live in rural communities, and many face challenges that those in urban areas do not experience: …

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Axne Bill pushes loan relief to rural communities – KIWARadio.com

IARN – Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently introduced a bill that would support rural businesses by providing up to nine months of USDA loan relief. At the end of last month, Axne co-sponsored the Rural Equal Aid Act which would cover the full principal, interest and charges on …

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Clean Water in the Rural Community of Grande Saline

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When most people today think of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the first thing that often comes to mind is the devastating earthquake that rocked the island of Hispaniola in January 2010, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving many more in desperate need of medical care and …

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Majority of rural communities support wind farms

Most people in rural communities say they would support the construction of wind farms in their area, according to an industry survey. Energy companies plan to invest billions of euros in the construction of on- and off-shore wind farms as the Republic bets heavily on renewable electricity to align its …

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10 forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy in 2021

The speed of the economic recovery will largely depend on the availability, diffusion and reach of COVID-19 vaccines, pushing the expected explosion in pent-up consumer demand in the second half of 2021, according to a full report CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division Outlook for the Year Report. “The coming year will …

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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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Zimbabwe: reviving the rural economy in Zim

ZIMBABWE’s rural economy plays an important role in national food production, the reduction of extreme poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Population Survey 2017 estimates that over 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are categorized into …

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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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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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How can digital technologies help rural farming communities?

COVID-19 has made us all dependent on digital technology, but we must ensure that the world’s poorest are not left behind. In particular, digital technologies can improve the lives of farmers and agricultural workers. Digital agriculture – where farmers use digital technologies to access useful information – could revolutionize the …

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Commentary: A rural community takes into account the complexities of wind power

Residents of Murray County, Minnesota enjoy a small town atmosphere, knowing the people wherever they go, peace and quiet, and a strong sense of community. Murray, with an estimated population of 8,300, is a primarily agricultural county in southwestern Minnesota. As you drive through the meadow, you can see agricultural …

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Pamplin Media Group – COIC launches rural community development program

Works to identify community needs, develop a plan, and engage local people in the solution. The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council has received funding from various local, federal, and foundation sources to support its ability to provide new and expanded community and economic development services to rural communities in central Oregon. …

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Gov. Polis announces plan to develop rural economy in rural Colorado | Best States

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday released a plan outlining how his administration will tackle economic challenges in rural Colorado. The Democratic governor’s “rural economic plan” focuses on expanding the economies and broadband infrastructure of rural communities, in addition to tackling high health care costs and repairing roads and bridges, according …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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National grants for capacity building in rural community development

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities, Rural youth, Family support, Housing Deadline: June 11, 2019 “The rural capacity building program improves the capacity and capacity of development organizations in Thanks for reading Youth Today and being part of our community! Can’t see the …

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Dairy Task Force 2.0 shines a light on issues facing rural communities

POYNETTE – One of the issues addressed by a state dairy working group relates to resources (or lack thereof) in rural communities. The number of dairy farms has been shrinking in Wisconsin for decades, but the pace has picked up as dairy farmers face a fourth year of below-average farm …

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Rebuilding the rural economy

Does agriculture remain the heart of the economy in rural areas? (Credit: Shutterstock) The recent wave of elections in the United States and Europe exposed the flaws in our advanced economies: cities thrive while the rural economy falters. In 2014, for the first time in human history, a majority (54%) …

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Rural Community Development Grants – Today’s Youth

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities Deadline: June 25, 2018 “The intermediary must provide a financial and technical assistance program to the beneficiaries in order to develop their capacity and their aptitude to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities or community and …

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How bad is the rural economy, anyway? – Mother Jones

Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. the Washington post and the Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of a pretty interesting poll today. It focuses on the rural-urban divide and seems to suggest that although people living in rural …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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