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  • Funding Available: USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program

    Posted on: June 9th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The USDA’s 2011 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) has been announced.  This program is designed to promote the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer marketing opportunities.  Approximately $10 million in competitive grant funds are available, in grant...

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  • May 27 Edition of NADO News

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

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  • Legislative Update: Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On May 13, the House Appropriations Committee released the subcommittee draft of the FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.  The legislation was marked-up in subcommittee on May 23 and is among the first Appropriations bills to move through subcommittee this year. ...

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  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On May 12, the House Appropriations Committee released the subcommittee draft of the FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which was subsequently marked up in the Agriculture Subcommittee.  The agencies and programs in this bill will receive a total of $125.5 billion...

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  • NADO Webinar: Rural-Urban Connections in the Sacramento Region

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    July 12, 2011; 2:00 – 3:30 pm (EST) The NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a two-part webinar series exploring how regional development organizations are incorporating sustainability principles into their regional planning processes.  The second webinar, “Rural-Urban Connections in the Sacramento...

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  • Reminder: Last Week to Apply for NADO’s Awards Programs

    Posted on: May 26th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Online applications are now being accepted here (http://www NULL.zoomerang NULL.com/Survey/WEB22BTQ5P9S9V) for the 2011 NADO Innovation Award and the Excellence in Regional Transportation Award.  The application deadline is May 27, 2011. NADO’s Innovation Award honors projects in a variety of regional...

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  • RPO Bill Introduced in House

    Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by NADO Legislative Team

    On April 14, 2011, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1565 (http://thomas NULL.loc NULL.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H NULL.R NULL.1565:), a bill to incorporate Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) into the statewide transportation planning process. Previously, on March 17,...

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  • RPO Bill Introduced in House

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On April 14, 2011, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1565 (http://thomas NULL.loc NULL.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H NULL.R NULL.1565:), a bill to incorporate Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) into the statewide transportation planning process. Previously, on March 17,...

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  • Senate Panel Adopts EDA Bill

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On April 14, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works adopted legislation (S. 782) (http://thomas NULL.loc NULL.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S NULL.782:) that would reauthorize the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for five years.  The measure, which was approved by voice vote, was...

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  • EDA Dear Colleague Letter Sent to House Leaders

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Thank you to all NADO members who contacted their House members and asked them to sign the EDA “Dear Colleague” letter circulated by Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) on April 1. In total, 42 Representatives signed the EDA support letter to...

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