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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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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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Targeted AD pilot projects, reforestation and rural development

The ministers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Navy welcomed the publication of the revised National Development Plan (PND). As part of the Ireland 2040 project, the new EUR 165 billion NDP sets out the government’s “overall investment strategy and budget” for the period 2021-2030. “As we emerge …

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USDA Rural Development and HHS support rural child care centers

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of more than $ 2 million for a day care center in Evanston. But the USDA hopes to use the program throughout Wyoming. Recently, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services launched a joint …

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Perry County Students Graduates From Center For Rural Development Youth Programs | New

Sydney Miller, of Hazard, is a graduate of the Rogers Scholars Program at Morehead State University, hosted by the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Pictured is Allison Cross, community liaison and youth programs coordinator at the Center; Miller; and Lonnie Lawson, President and CEO of the Center. Submitted photo …

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

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

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Johnson County students graduate from Center for Rural Development youth programs | News

Seven Johnson County students graduated from the Center for Rural Development youth programs this summer. Rogers Fellows Kaleb Triplett, representing Paintsville High School, graduated from the Rogers Scholars program at Morehead State University in July. He is the son of John M. Triplett and Stephanie S. Triplett, of Banner. Rogers …

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The Ministry of Rural Development grants loans worth Rs 8.6 Cr to self-help groups to start micro-businesses

the Ministry of Rural Development provided Community Business Fund (CEF) loans worth Rs 8.60 Cr at 2614 Support Group (SHG) entrepreneurs as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The loans were made to entrepreneurs to help them start their micro-businesses in their villages across 19 states under the Start-up …

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USDA Rural Development will support 7 projects in Maine

BANGOR – USDA Rural Development invests over $ 500,000 in seven organizations through the Rural Business Development Grant. These funds will support economic development activities in rural Maine communities. Higgins, Acting State of Maine Director, said, “This USDA rural development investment helps fund a wide variety of economic development projects …

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Brian Lowe appointed Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) Board of Directors has announced that Brian Lowe has been appointed CEO, a role he will assume on September 21, 2021. Since 2013, Brian has held various positions within the City of Burlington. Most recently, he served as the city’s …

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USDA Rural Development to support 7 projects in Maine

BANGOR — USDA Rural Development is investing more than $500,000 in seven organizations through the Rural Business Development Grant. These funds will support economic development activities in rural Maine communities. Acting Maine State Executive Higgins said, This USDA Rural Development investment helps fund a wide variety of economic development projects …

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

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

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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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Residents graduated from youth programs of the Center for Rural Development | News

Seven local students graduated from the Center for Rural Development youth programs this summer. Leah Mays, representing West Carter High School, graduated from the Rogers Scholars program at Morehead State University in July. She is the daughter of Judy and Michael Mabry, of Olive Hill. Sara Bays and Sydney Kinner, …

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Rural Development Council of Iowa Honors Bilyeu as ‘Rural Hero’ at Top | Community

Rob Hillesland Summit-Tribune Beth Bilyeu credits partnerships and a shared love for the quality of life of rural communities as the key to two decades of successful development as Executive Director of Economic Development for Forest City. On August 19, Bilyeu was first recognized as a “rural hero” at the …

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How can the rural economy contribute to the socio-economic growth of India

For a long time, the majority of Indian rural society has not been able to participate in the development history of the country, which has led to a feeling of deprivation and dissatisfaction among the rural masses, and is seen in their migration to cities over several decades. The overall …

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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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Rural Development Minister urges everyone to get vaccinated

News Paula Lindo Thursday, August 19, 2021 Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein observes the vaccination campaign at L’Anse Noire community center in Sangre Grande – Photo courtesy of the Rural Development and Local Government Ministry Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein called on all citizens …

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Enugu community applauds progress in Ugwuanyi rural development – The Sun Nigeria

Through Sunday Ani Residents Ugbene-Ajima, an agrarian community in the Uzo-Uwani local government area in Enugu State, applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s progress in rural development. They described the governor as a listening and compassionate governor who always remembered the long abandoned, neglected and suffering communities in the state’s road infrastructure. …

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Council to Receive Update on USDA Rural Development Grant – KIWARadio.com

Sheldon, Iowa — A fairly routine agenda awaits the Sheldon City Council for its regular meeting this Wednesday afternoon. They will accept a notice of resignation from Connor Klatt, who served as a street service operator. They will approve a road use tax report, certain transfers and the list of …

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Residents encouraged to adopt rural development program | News

Minister of State at the Department of Local Government and Rural Development Homer Davis encourages residents of communities to be upgraded under the government’s rural development program valued at $ 650 million , to adopt the initiative. Davis said for the work to be successful, people need to “monitor projects …

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India’s rural economy in 2021 – Signs of recovery

In a country like India, with millions of inhabitants, the unemployment problem even becomes difficult to manage. People find it very difficult to find work and most of the time they have to settle for less than what they are qualified for. Therefore, a rural economy in any country is …

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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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Women entrepreneurs transform the rural economy despite the multitasking whirlwind

Women entrepreneurs are transforming and challenging traditional conceptions of professional success today, despite the multitasking vortex, officials say. “UMEED – a program sponsored by the center, breathes new life into rural women amid the pandemic,” said Dr Sehrish Asgar, general manager of the Jammu & Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission …

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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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USDA opens grant application for funds to repair rural community housing – news is my business

The before-after of a house in Utuado that was repaired with USDA funding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Assistant Under Secretary for Rural Development, Justin Maxson, announced that the agency is seeking grants to repair housing for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Grants are provided through the USDA Housing Preservation …

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Snow Hill and Holly Ridge receive rural community grants to attract new jobs

RALEIGH, NC (WITN) — Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 local government grant applications totaling $3,702,500. Snow Hill and Holly Ridge are the East Carolina towns among the approved grant applications. According to Governor Cooper, the demands include commitments to …

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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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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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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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Revitalizing the rural economy – Policy Forum

Rural areas are home to many people who live in poverty. The problem is compounded by power – access to energy can unlock a brighter future for rural residents, write Shenggen Fan and Channing Arndt. In the effort to eradicate global poverty, policies that address rural poverty must play a …

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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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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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