Posts Tagged ‘rural’

Cochran, Hutchins want continuation of USDA programs in farm bill

WASHINGTON — In a Senate hearing on energy and economic growth for rural America, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) urged continuation of economic development programs in the Department of Agriculture that will help provide jobs and improve the standard of living in rural America. Cochran serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee that heard testimony from […] [...]

MDEQ decides against controversial ground water regulations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has decided against enforcing proposed amendments to state ground water regulations. “We held a public hearing about the proposed regulations and listened carefully to the concerns of those in attendance. We are not moving forward with the proposed regulations,” MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur in a statement. The […] [...]

Groups look to boost broadband service availability

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As the federal government aims to bring broadband capability to as many Americans as possible, various groups in Mississippi are ramping up their efforts to bring the technology to those who don’t have it. The Federal Communications Commission recently announced it is revamping its Connect America Fund to give high-speed Internet capability […] [...]

Report warns of lack of nurses in rural areas

by Published: November 9,2011

Tags: healthcare, medicine, nurses, nursing, rural

STARKVILLE — A rural health authority and demographer at Mississippi State University warns that fewer nursing students returning to less populated parts of the state could have serious consequences on health care. Ronald Cossman, an associate research professor at the university’s Social Science Research Center, said a survey of nursing students currently enrolled in Magnolia […] [...]

Lawmakers might examine rural water associations

JACKSON — State lawmakers could examine Mississippi’s rural water associations with an eye toward stronger regulation when the next legislative session begins in January. The interest comes after allegations surfaced about alleged wrongdoing at North Lee County Water Association and widespread customer complaints about being denied access to that association’s board meetings. “You need to […] [...]

AASHTO report: More roads needed in rural areas

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, roads, rural, transportation, travel

WASHINGTON — Rising congestion in popular tourist destinations, inadequate roads to serve growing agricultural and energy output, and emerging cities that are not connected to the Interstate system all require immediate attention and investment to ensure that America’s rural areas stay connected. Yet too often policy discussions overlook the need to improve connectivity mobility outside […] [...]

Cochran co-sponsors bill backing rural practices

by Published: July 29,2010

Tags: doctors, healthcare, medicine, physicians, rural

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has affirmed his support for legislation to encourage more veterinarians to practice in rural areas by exempting a loan repayment program from federal taxes. Cochran is co-sponsoring the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (S.3621), bipartisan legislation that would give tax-exempt status to the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment […] [...]

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