Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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What Works III Conference May 13th-15th, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland
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The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development's What Works Conference Series will be hosting a joint regional conference with the National Value Added Agriculture Conference on "Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System Practices and Opportunities" May 13-15, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland
Understanding Communities and Their Dynamics Back by Popular Demand
A reminder that two eXtension Communities of Practice and the four Regional Rural Development Centers have joined efforts to offer a professional development program for those working/interested in community development.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News
In the case of wholesale food distributors, it's all about location
December 5, 2013In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. Now, a new mathematical model can help business owners and policy makers determine the optimal locations for such distributors, thanks to a research team led by an engineer in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Policy Brief, Webinar Address Need for Coordination Between Nation’s Water Agencies
October 31, 2013“Coordinating U.S. Water Policy” is the topic of a policy brief issued this month by the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP). The two-page brief explores the challenges facing U.S. water policy and the countless agencies that govern it.
Policy Brief Explores Nation’s Growing Divide Between Rich and Poor
October 28, 2013“National Trends in Income Inequality” is the topic of a policy brief issued this month by the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP). The two-page brief explores the growing gap between rich and poor, and examines differences in income inequality between rural and urban populations.
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