The US Department of Agriculture announced in late June the availability of $37 million to support the development of high-value, niche markets through the Value Added Producer Grant program. A reserve is set aside for beginning farmers and ranchers and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
In 1976 my best friend and I attended a speech by then Senator and former Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey. When we walked up to shake his hand, he said he was pleased to see two very young men interested in government. Then he said something I’ve never forgotten.
If given the opportunity to make a difference in our democracy, would you take it? Rachel did. A farmer from Alabama, she was in Washington, DC for a conference and decided to participate in their Lobby Day.
Attention to clean energy issues declined in Congress over the last year. Nevertheless, there are
still actions policymakers can take to move the country toward a cleaner and more secure energy