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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, April 21, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund designed to help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. Advantage Capital Partners, which will manage the fund, and their partners from eight Farm Credit institutions have pledged to invest nearly
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Canadian Pacific told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board today that the railroad is committed to doing its part to see that farmers in the Upper Midwest get the fertilizer they need for spring planting and that deliveries should improve as
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and three other top Republican leaders requested information today from the Department of Health and Human Services on its efforts to oversee
AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 - Leaders of the movement promoting the use of locally grown foods by large cafeterias told stakeholders here that there has been (significant institutional support) for programs that
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - A new technological epoch for U.S. agriculture, driven by information technology, has enormous promise but faces threats from a political system that is slow to adapt, Deere & Co. Chief Economist J.B. Penn told
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - This Easter is expected to inspire record seasonal candy sales, but the news is looked at in much different ways by the confectioners who make the treats and the sugar industry which
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - More than 1,000 stakeholders are gathering in Austin, Texas, this week for the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, an event that organizers say will build on a growing effort to
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns believes the lame duck agenda will be brief and the 114th congress challenged with a blizzard of regulatory authority exerted from the Obama administration. While the GOP majority in both the House and Senate cannot be ignored, both chambers may struggle to muster enough votes to override a presidential veto on key issues. Johanns expects a tremendous amount of energy around the appropriations and budget process in the new congress. Many wonder what might be the next political step for this Nebraska Republican.