Country-Adventures, a Nebraska online rural tourism site, was awarded $72,318 through a USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) to expand into other states. The site, www.country-adventures.com features over 200 rural offerings, including hunting, fishing, farmer-for-a-day experiences, vineyard tours, and country lodging. The site has grown quickly over its nearly one-year period online.
This is how absurd Washington DC is. We've returned to "consideration of morning business" in the Senate, which apparently means Senators can talk about whatever they want. 7pm in DC, and they're on morning business.
Well, the Senate kicked off consideration of the 2007 Farm Bill today, and we’ll be providing some updates as we go along, hopefully interspersed with more insightful analysis.Once again, we’re hoping Brian Depew will be a major contributor, but our soul has been crushed on that count before.
Last week President Bush named former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer Secretary of Agriculture.We have to say we were a little surprised.The general thought around the home office was that Bush would leave Acting Secretary Chuck Conner in place at least until the farm bill was over.