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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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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 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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Zero tillage makes farming profitable in Africa

Zero tillage is making productive agriculture profitable in Africa while improving soil health and farmer yields, especially in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia. Farmers in these countries have realized the environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land. Rural Business Development Services in Uganda train, advise and guide …

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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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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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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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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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Man created the age of fire: the Pyrocene era

I started the fire this weekend after returning from a brisk walk to the farm and pointed out to my wife that it was becoming a political act. like a mixed fire of briquettes, grass and later charcoal to really turn up the heat. Fire is perhaps our oldest act …

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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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Fighting climate change can help New York’s rural economy

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

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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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What would happen if the United States banned factory farming?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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grant program will help energy development in rural communities | Opinion

A new federal program provides grants to rural communities to develop community renewable energy projects. The Rural Energy Pilot Program, launched by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide up to $10 million in grants to connect underserved rural communities to the benefits of community-scale renewable energy. The …

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Three Whiteside County Communities Receive Rural Development Grants – Shaw Local

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

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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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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 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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Expansion of fiber industries supported by the Rural Development Fund

Fiber Industries says its expansion includes increased capacity through the restoration and modernization of production lines, state-of-the-art control systems and increased warehouse space. The company plans to complete the expansion project in early 2023 and create more than 50 new jobs. The South Carolina Economic Development Coordinating Council approved job …

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Soto Named USDA State Director for Rural Development in Idaho | farm and ranch

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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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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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Dutch agriculture policy complicates matters in The Hague

European farmers can still consider the coming to power of the new government in the Netherlands a momentous day. The government was sworn in on January 10, an unprecedented 299 days since the country’s last election. Agriculture was probably one of the thorniest topics in the coalition negotiations, as more …

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ICYMI Farm News Highlights | Thursday, January 20, 2022

It’s almost the weekend and a variety of topics have been making headlines. Check them out below in case you missed them throughout the day. Competition in the meat industry Meat prices soared 14.8% in 2021, part of the overall food inflation by 6.3%. Acknowledging that “we need to get …

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The battle between fish and agriculture intensifies during the House hearing on the Lorraine Loomis law | Washington

(The Center Square) — During a House committee public hearing Wednesday morning, Native American tribal representatives made known their support for legislation that would require landowners to set aside large buffer zones on either side of creeks on their land to help the salmon. Farmers and their allies argued that …

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

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

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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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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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Baker named USDA’s Maryland / Delaware state director for rural development | News

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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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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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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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A step towards smart agriculture

Modern agriculture Smart agriculture and precision farming use technology to improve the efficiency and productivity of the farm-to-market process. IoT sensors are used in smart agriculture, often known as agricultural technology, to connect everything from irrigation systems to soils and animal production. While the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced …

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3 big things today, December 29, 2021

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

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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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3 big things today, December 27, 2021

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

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USDA Announces Kyle Wilkens as State Director of Rural Development | News

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

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

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Theresa Greenfield talks rural development in Osky | Iowa News

OSKALOOSA – With millions of dollars recently spent on rural development programs, Iowa State Director of Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture Theresa Greenfield is encouraging communities in Iowa consider partnerships with USDA for project funding. “From fire trucks to single-family homes to business sector loans to …

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

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

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The growing strength of agriculture as social justice

A new crop of farms is taking root in the Capital Region, with shoots and leaves spreading towards the light of social justice. The fertile soil of the Hudson, Mohawk and Schoharie valleys has long attracted urban transplants to try their hand at farming, but more of these farmers are …

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Job growth injects vitality into China’s rural development

China’s Rural Revitalization Strategy, which was first introduced in 2017 with the aim of grassroots modernization of agriculture and rural areas by 2035, is helping to renovate the countryside. The roadmap targets a strong agricultural industry, a beautiful countryside and ensuring that rural residents are well off by 2050, with …

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USDA Rural Development Welcomes Rhiannon Hampson as Maine State Director

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

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USDA Announces Additional Agricultural and State Rural Development Service Agency Directors

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

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USDA Opens 2022 Listing For Dairy Margin Coverage

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

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Top 10 applications of robotics in agriculture and livestock

by Analytics Insight December 11, 2021 Recent applications of robotics in agriculture are paving the way for a bright future for farmers. The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2025. With a dramatic increase underway, it’s time for countries to think about new ways to feed their …

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Black farm incubator seeks to bring racial equity back to farming in eastern North Carolina :: WRAL.com

By Keenan Willard, WRAL Eastern North Carolina reporter Pinetops, North Carolina – Black farmers have lost 90% of their land in the United States over the past century, according to a report by Modern Farmer magazine, so a farm in Edgecombe County is trying to bring racial equity back to …

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Best Online Installment Loans For Bad Credit December 2021

To improve Ideal For Bad Credit Debt Consolidation Installment Loans 5.94-35.47% Personal loans granted through Upgrade have APRs of 5.94% to 35.47%. All personal loans have an origination fee of 2.9% to 8%, which is deducted from the loan proceeds. The lower rates require automatic payment and direct repayment of …

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Bank of America Balance Assist Lender Review

Bank of America’s Balance Assistance program can provide short-term, low-value loans to bank customers for a fixed amount. The program, created in part to help clients avoid high-interest payday loans, is expected to be available nationwide by early 2022. Best features Access the money almost instantly if you are approved. …

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Global Indoor Agriculture Market Report 2021: Focus on Greenhouses, Indoor Vertical Farms, Container Farms, Indoor Deep Water Cultivation – Forecast to 2026

Dublin, November 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “Indoor Agriculture Market – Global Opportunity and Forecast to 2026” the report was added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global indoor agriculture market has grown at a CAGR of around 12% during the period 2015-2020. Looking ahead, the market is expected to show …

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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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SNAP spending and the rural economy | Opinion

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutrition assistance payments to 1 in 8 Americans every month. About 16% of …

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SNAP spending and the rural economy | News, Sports, Jobs

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutritional assistance payments to one in eight Americans every month. About 16% of …

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USDA Invests $ 222 Million in Rural Community Infrastructure to Help People in 44 States, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced today that USDA invests $ 222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will …

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

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

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

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

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The dairy sector plays a crucial role in the rural economy

Dairy products are one of the important sectors of the rural economy which contributes to the economic condition of 80 million landless, small and marginal farming households. On November 26, 2014, National Milk Day was celebrated for the first time to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father …

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

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

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Educated opt for organic farming

Visakhapatnam: The young geoscience graduate Ananthatmakula Venkata Narasingarao from the University of Petroleum-Dehradun returned home to Gokavaram in the East Godavari district a few years ago, leaving behind a lucrative career in petroleum to go into the business. organic farming as a vocation. Today he is the proud owner of …

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

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

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USDA invests $ 222 million in rural community infrastructure to help people in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

Projects include $ 132 million for rural health care, food security and emergency response services WILLARD, Monday November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is investing $ 222 million to build and improve …

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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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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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Joyce proposes bipartisan bill to increase investment in rural communities

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

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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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Community members hold meeting with Horry County leaders to discuss rural development

HORRY COUNTY (WBTW) – Residents of rural Horry County fear growth could spread west. To address this concern, some members of the community held a public meeting with members of the county leadership on Tuesday evening at the Cane Branch Baptist Church. One of the organizers was farmer Matthew Brown. …

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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 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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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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Rebuilding a Rural Agricultural Economy: NIFA Provides New Workforce Grant for UNM-Taos, Training Program: UNM Newsroom

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) research initiative recently awarded UNM-Taos’ new training program a grant of 500 $ 000 for the training of agricultural workers. UNM-Taos and UNM-Taos Hive (Hub of Internet-Based Vocations and Education) Partner with Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) …

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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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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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Jacumba residents fear 650-acre solar project will ruin their rural community

The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be eclipsed by nearly 650 acres of solar panels on the outskirts of town, but residents are fighting against the project. The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be …

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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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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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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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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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India’s dairy sector has helped boost the rural economy and improve livelihoods

World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 1, 2001, to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day. This day is an opportunity to learn about the …

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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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Preserving farmland in Montana: 3 tools for rural community development – nonprofit news

Venture to the west [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons September 15, 2019; Shelterforce Montana may only be home to 1.06 million people, but according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, it has 58 million acres of farmland, more than any other state in the Union, in the except Texas. …

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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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