Farm and Food News

Nebraska Producers, Get Rewarded For Your Innovation

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has announced a new pre-application process for a popular rural development program in the state. The Department is offering to pre-screen grant applications for the Value Added Agriculture (VAA) grant program. The process involves submitting one copy of the completed pre-application by Friday, October 1, 2010. These can then be revised and submitted by the final application deadline of Thursday, October 14, 2010, along with the required number of additional copies.

Payment Limit Legislation Introduced

On August 4, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced legislation, The Rural America Preservation Act, to establish more stringent farm program payment limits and close legal loopholes that render current limits meaningless.


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