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    1. $9.5m budget switch for Rural R&D

      North Queensland RegisterMay 03 02:52 PM

      This year’s federal budget has slashed $9.5 million from the Rural R&D for Profit program that's been moved to fund water infrastructure feasibility studies.

    2. WA rural Senators under election pressure

      Queensland Country LifeMay 02 09:39 PM

      WA Liberal Senators Chris Back and Dean Smith have strong rural credentials but are fighting over pre-selection priorities.

    3. A group representing Manitoba farmers is pleased to see several rural MLAs in Premier Brian Pallister's cabinet. Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, said it's good to see Blaine Pedersen named infrastructure minister and Ralph Eichler named minister of agriculture. "The premier sets that tone and anytime they can mention all of Manitoba, and rural Manitoba especially, I ...

    4. How Will We Feed the Megacities of the Future? via Yahoo! NewsMay 03 02:58 AM

      As rural areas continue to house much of the world’s poor, the question of who feeds these dense, agriculture-scarce areas becomes even more important. Linking small or subsistence farmers to urban markets could provide a way out of poverty for them, as well as opportunities for developing better infrastructure, creating new jobs along the way. Between 1950 and 2014, the global urban population...

    5. Banking on Bharat

      The Indian Express via Yahoo! India NewsMay 02 05:00 PM

      Rural households constitute 55-60 per cent of India’s population. The key to India’s prosperity thus lies in increasing the affluence of this so-called Bharat. Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have long recognised the potential of this market and the penetration rates of some of their products like hair oil, shampoos and beverages, just to take a few examples, is close to saturation.

    6. Rural health issues will be brought to the Beehive this week during the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand’s’ (RHANZ) ‘RuralFest’ conference.

    7. Rural communities in England see the academies white paper as a mortal blow. Fiona Millar  meets parents telling Nicky Morgan: leave us alone Sarah Jones could, according to the recent history of education policy, be described as a model parent. She thought long and hard about what sort of school would be best for her eldest child, then moved halfway across the country to find it. The tiny rural...

    8. Tractor Supply Company Announces Senior Management Promotion

      Marketwired via Yahoo! FinanceMay 03 01:05 PM

      Tractor Supply Company , the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Steve Barbarick has been promoted to President and Chief Merchandising Officer, effective ...

    9. Junk food is fattening rural Chinese children: study

      AFP Relax News via Yahoo! NewsApr 27 02:30 AM

      Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll. A 29-year survey of kids in China's eastern Shandong province revealed that 17 percent of boys younger than 19 were obese in 2014, and nine percent of girls -- up from under one percent for both genders in 1985. The data ...

    10. Rural folks of S'wak were never neglected: Ismail Sabri

      New Straits Times via Yahoo! Singapore NewsApr 30 11:10 PM

      KUCHING: The Federal Government never neglected the welfare of rural folks in Sarawak as claimed by the opposition pact, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. In asserting this, Ismail said his ministry had allocated a substantial amount of funds for rural development for Sarawak. "The Federal Government allocated RM5.4 billion in allocation for rural...

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