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  • House Passes Farm Bill Conference Report; NADO Joins Letter Urging Final Passage

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by NADO Admin

    On January 29, the House of Representatives passed the farm bill reauthorization conference report (H.R. 2642) by a vote of 251 to 166 (http://clerk NULL.house NULL.gov/evs/2014/roll031 NULL.xml).  The bill reauthorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome) programs through...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Building Vibrant Local Economies: Connecting Regional Food Systems

    Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    County and regional leaders are integrating food systems into economic development plans. These efforts are promoting economic growth that is connected to local agriculture. Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a free webinar on June 20 from 2:00-3:15...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Building Vibrant Local Economies by Connecting Regional Food Systems

    Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Kathy Nothstine

    County and regional leaders are integrating food systems into economic development plans.  These efforts are reinvigorating rural economies to foster economic development connected to local, agricultural economies.  Join the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/Pages/default NULL.aspx)(NACo) for a free...

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  • The Rise of the Greek Yogurt Industry in Central New York

    Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    If 'location, location, location' is the mantra of real estate, 'location, transportation, and logistics' is the driving force in economic development, and that is evident in the meteoric increase in Greek yogurt production shaping central New York's economy.

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  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill—What’s Next?

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On July 12, the House Agriculture Committee advanced a five year farm bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) (H.R. 6083).  The House measure, which was approved by the committee 35 to 11, would amend and extend...

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  • Senate Approves Farm Bill Reauthorization

    Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On June 21, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), a $498 billion, five year bill.  Senators passed the measure 64-35, after working through an agreement that allowed consideration of over 70...

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  • Regional Food Systems Infrastructure

    Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Regional Food Systems Infrastructure (PDF) Many regional development organizations (RDOs) and councils of governments are exploring how they can support regional food systems infrastructure. In recent years, an emphasis on eating locally grown food has flourished as many Americans have...

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  • Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development

    Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    This report highlights the opportunities available to RDOs to undertake sustainable development initiatives using a systems-based approach and features case studies from California, Michigan, North Carolina, and Utah.

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