Browse by Tag: rural development

  • Downtown Redevelopment Webinar Now Available for Download

    Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

    [Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)] Across the country, small towns are rediscovering and reclaiming their main streets and downtowns by pursuing innovative community and economic development projects.  Once abandoned sidewalks, storefronts, and plazas are now bustling...

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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 Good Ol’ Days Are Back”: The Revival of the Potosi Brewery

    Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    ‘The Good Ol’ Days Are Back’ Located in Southwestern Wisconsin near the banks of the Mississippi River, Potosi (http://www NULL.potosiwisconsin NULL.com/) is known as the state’s “Catfish Capital.”  However, thanks to an innovative and community-led redevelopment project, this town of...

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  • House Leaders Pull One-Year Farm Bill Extension from Agenda

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    After planning to move a one-year farm bill extension this week that also included drought aid, House Republican leaders changed course and pulled the bill from the floor schedule, signaling that they did not have the 218 votes needed to...

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  • Federal Resource Guide of Programs to Assist Rural Communities Now Available

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by NADO Admin

    A collaborative effort of U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the “Federal Resources Guide for Sustainable Rural Communities” highlights federal resources that rural communities can...

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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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  • House Agriculture Committee Releases Draft Farm Bill; Mark-Up Scheduled for July 11

    Posted on: July 9th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On July 5, the House Agriculture Committee released a draft farm bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), a five-year measure that would amend and extend a number of major programs administered by the U.S. Department of...

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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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  • NADO Analysis of the President’s FY13 Budget

    Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    NADO released its annual in-depth analysis of the President’s FY2013 federal budget blueprint.  A copy of the written summary, with accompanying budget chart, was emailed to the full membership.  In addition, the association hosted a members-only webinar today to discuss...

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