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Center Submits Comments on a Proposed Transmission Project for the Sandhills

Renewable energy has been a welcome boost to rural economies across the country. But as new renewable energy projects sprout up across the Midwest and Great Plains, it's essential they are able to connect to the grid, making it possible for communities across the country to transition away from dirty and costly energy sources.

Congress takes Family Farmers and Ranchers for a Ride

What does Congress have against family farmers and ranchers? The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed last week included the full version of the so-called GIPSA rider passed earlier by the House of Representatives. A rider is a legislative provision attached to a larger spending bill.

Merry CRomnibus Christmas

On Dec 13, a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill passed the Senate (the bill passed out of the House of Representatives on Dec 11), securing funding of the federal government through September 2015. The spending bill was something more than a Continuing Resolution (CR) and something less than a standard omnibus spending bill, evoking by some the label of CRomnibus.

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