Rural community development

Rimba Raya's Sustainable Peatland Farmer Field School

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:10pm

The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).

Key Points: 
  • The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).
  • The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer Groups: Harapan Jaya from Jahitan Village, and Hijau Bakung Permai from Baung Village.
  • The farmer group from Rimba Raya working area participated at that time.
  • During the training sessions, farmer groups were encouraged to develop relationships for cooperation and networking with other farmer groups around the project area.

USDA Recognizes Greater Commercial Lending As #1 Business and Industry Lender in Top Commercial Lender Rankings

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:00am

CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Greater Commercial Lending (GCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU), was recently recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as one of USDA Rural Development's 2020 top commercial lending partners.

Key Points: 
  • CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Greater Commercial Lending (GCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU), was recently recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as one of USDA Rural Development's 2020 top commercial lending partners.
  • GCL also ranked the highest in the U.S. for the USDA Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program for 2020.
  • Greater Commercial Lending (GCL) is one of USDA Rural Development's 2020 top commercial lending partners for 2020.
  • GCL is the only Nevada-based financial institution to be recognized as a top USDA commercial lender in the rankings.

Grameen America Launches Impact Investing Fund To Support Minority Women Small Business Owners Impacted By The Pandemic

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

SBF II is Grameen America's second social business fund focused on supporting low income entrepreneurial women in the United States with affordable microloans, financial literacy training and credit building opportunities.

Key Points: 
  • SBF II is Grameen America's second social business fund focused on supporting low income entrepreneurial women in the United States with affordable microloans, financial literacy training and credit building opportunities.
  • Loan capital raised will be used to fund microloans to Grameen America borrowers, particularly as they protect or rebuild their economic livelihoods in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To learn more about the Grameen America SBF II and other opportunities to support low-income women small business owners, contact David Gough at dgough@grameenamerica.org .
  • Since opening in January 2008, Grameen America has invested over $1.6 billion in more than 132,000 low-income women entrepreneurs.

UFA Says Thank You to Front-Line Team Members with Bonus

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Calgary, Alberta, Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) has announced bonuses to its front-line team members.

Key Points: 
  • Calgary, Alberta, Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) has announced bonuses to its front-line team members.
  • At UFA, we know that people are our greatest resource and we hope that this gesture demonstrates how grateful we are for their dedication and loyalty.
  • UFA Farm & Ranch Supply stores and Petroleum Agencies continue to remain open adhering to the new guidelines, and front-line workers continue to serve members and customers.
  • In light of the recent announcement, UFA is also pleased to share that this recognition bonus has been paid within the current pay period.

Pioneer in Revolutionary Financing for Decades, Hudson & Hudson Re-Pledges to Besieged Death Care Industry

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 2:07pm
Key Points: 
  • ( https://tinyurl.com/y3ofywnm )
    Hudson's financing/acquisition know-how and its market prediction analytics, helped many meet the 80's/90's Savings and Loan and post-2008 market crises.
  • Now, the Hudson group, already having assisted funeral home owners, directors, bookkeepers and CPAs, as well as attorneys for decadesre-pledges its services to meet the current Death Care Industry crisis.
  • When asked about Hudson and Hudson services during an October 2020 Survey Mailer to Owners & CPAs in the Funeral Home Sector, responses included:
    "We still own our Home because of Hudson.
  • Frequently, the Hudson group has persuaded lenders to cut 2-3% off current debt interest, well beyond teaser rate promises.

Pictsweet Farms Issues "100% Grown on American Soil" Commitment

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:30pm

Consumers will see evidence of this commitment on the front of every Pictsweet Farms frozen vegetable product, which will display the "100% Grown on American Soil" seal.

Key Points: 
  • Consumers will see evidence of this commitment on the front of every Pictsweet Farms frozen vegetable product, which will display the "100% Grown on American Soil" seal.
  • "With our 100% Grown on American Soil commitment, we've eliminated the guesswork, so consumers can be confident that the Pictsweet Farms frozen vegetables they buy were grown, packaged and distributed right here in the U.S., under some of the highest food safety standards in the world."
  • To learn more about Pictsweet Farms, its 100% Grown on American Soil commitment or to view products and recipes, visit pictsweetfarms.com.
  • All Pictsweet Farms frozen vegetables are 100% Grown on American Soil.

Accounting Today Names CPAmerica Member Firm Managing Partner Jackie Cardello to 2020 MP Elite

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 7:00am

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Accounting Today, the premier publication of the certified public accounting industry, has named CPAmerica member firm GRF CPAs & Advisors ' Jackie Cardello to the 2020 Managing Partner Elite list.

Key Points: 
  • GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Accounting Today, the premier publication of the certified public accounting industry, has named CPAmerica member firm GRF CPAs & Advisors ' Jackie Cardello to the 2020 Managing Partner Elite list.
  • Cardello is one of ten managing partners across the country to receive this prestigious recognition from Accounting Today.
  • Past CPAmerica members recognized as an Accounting Today MP Elite include:
    2012 MP Elite David Graling, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freeman CPAs
    2015 MP Elite Gregory Burbach, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C.
  • 2015 MP Elite Michael Gillis, DMJ & Co., PLLC
    2017 MP Elite Alton Miyashiro, N&K CPAs, Inc.
    2019 MP Elite Seth McDaniel, Frazier & Deeter, LLC
    For the complete listing of Accounting Today's 2020 MP Elite, please visit: https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/the-2020-managing-partner-elite .

Chinese farmers in rural Guiyang leverage the cloud to sell their wares

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:09am

As part of a government scheme to promote development in disadvantaged areas, Xifeng County was named a National e-Commerce Into Rural Comprehensive Demonstration County in 2019.

Key Points: 
  • As part of a government scheme to promote development in disadvantaged areas, Xifeng County was named a National e-Commerce Into Rural Comprehensive Demonstration County in 2019.
  • Since joining the scheme, local government officials has aggressively promoted the accelerated development of rural e-commerce and helped famers across Guiyang "sell goods to customers outside of their mountainous rural district".
  • They sell more than 400 kinds of products, having recorded sales to date topping 65,709,800 yuan (approx.
  • An increasing number of traditional agricultural producers, professional farmers' cooperatives and individual farmers have used the e-commerce channel as a new revenue source.

Grameen America Receives $25 Million Grant From Mackenzie Scott

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:08am

NEW YORK, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grameen America , the leading microfinance nonprofit organization focused on low-income minority women in the United States, today announced the receipt of a $25 million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grameen America , the leading microfinance nonprofit organization focused on low-income minority women in the United States, today announced the receipt of a $25 million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
  • We are deeply honored by this recognition, and applaud MacKenzie's leadership and commitment to using her platform to elevate and empower Grameen America and other organizations driving change.
  • Ms. Scott's philanthropic support marks a new chapter in Grameen America's work as a leader in the financial inclusion sector.
  • Since opening in January 2008, Grameen America has invested over $1.5 billion in more than 132,000 low-income women entrepreneurs.

Urban School Food Alliance & National Farm to School Network: We Need to Rebuild Our Food System. Schools Can Lead.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 3:04pm

Ensuring every child is fed must be part of our work to rebuild the food system.

Key Points: 
  • Ensuring every child is fed must be part of our work to rebuild the food system.
  • With schools everywhere, focusing on school food supply chains means focusing on food in every community.
  • According to the 2015 USDA Farm to School Census , schools spent nearly $800 million annually on local food purchases, and more than 42 percent of schools report engaging in farm to school opportunities.
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    SOURCE Urban School Food Alliance; National Farm to School Network