Missouri Farm Bureau president testifies before Congress on rural broadband

Missouri Farm Bureau president testifies before Congress on rural broadband

   Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins testified before a congressional subcommittee this week to advocate for greater access to affordable broadband, particularly in rural communities.  “America’s farmers and ranchers embrace technology that allows their farming businesses to be more efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible,” Hawkins told lawmakers. “Today’s farmers and ranchers are using precision […]

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

(KMAland) — Ongoing economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on farm families and others in local communities. The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant program, has awarded nearly $7.2 million in investment funding for the North Central Farm […]

Malawi: Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Development Project, and Agricultural Development Program Support Project – Malawi

Malawi: Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Development Project, and Agricultural Development Program Support Project - Malawi

Summary Project Background and Description Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and as the dominant economic activity in rural areas, agriculture plays a crucial role in poverty reduction. With high population growth rates, increasing land degradation, and high susceptibility to climate shocks, Malawi will need to increase its agricultural production substantially and […]

Wisconsin Farmers Union’s 90th convention recognizes rural leaders

Wisconsin Farmers Union's 90th convention recognizes rural leaders

Wisconsin State Farmer  |  Wisconsin State Farmer The 90th annual Wisconsin Farmers Union that took place Jan. 30-31 recognized several award winners that exemplify rural leadership. Five WFU members and two Wisconsin state legislators received awards for their work and dedication to the state’s rural and farming communities. “We appreciate the work that this year’s awardees […]

CVC Finance to capitalise on rural economy, MD tells FE

Experts suggest forming Agricultural Price Commission to protect farmers’ interests

FE REPORT | Published: January 31, 2021 10:01:21 CVC Finance Ltd. wants to shift its corporate-centric focus to rural Bangladesh with the help of technology-based platforms. Currently, the corporate segment of CVC Finance, a new generation non-bank financial institution, holds 85 per cent of the loans and lease portfolios with large and medium-sized corporate entities. […]

Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit – Center for American Progress

Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit

Introduction and summary The agricultural sector is heading toward a climate reckoning. Policy experts are beginning to uncover the true scale of climate risk to the financial sector, and agricultural lenders are not immune. Extreme weather events such as the August 2020 derecho—whose 700-mile trail of destruction cut through Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, with winds […]