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Upcoming Farm Bill Meetings in District

Notice of Farm Bill Meeting GraphicThe upcoming congressional recess allows House and Senate Agriculture Committee members to spend time talking to constituents in their districts.

An Analysis of USDA Farm Program Payments and Rural Development Funding in Low Population Growth Rural Communities

In 13 Midwest, Great Plains and Intermountain West states, 260 of the region’s largest farm operations received more money from USDA farm programs than all the people and communities in 260 examined counties, containing nearly 3 million people in over 1,400 incorporated municipalities, received from rural development programs according to a report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs.

Economic Outcomes of Rural Microenterprise Development in the 2007 Farm Bill

The Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 – H.R. 2419, the U.S. House of Representatives version of the 2007 Farm Bill – was adopted on July 27, 2007. Included in H.R. 2419 is the Rural Entrepreneur and Microenterprise Assistance Program (REMAP), a $20 million annual grant and loan program with the express purpose to provide technical assistance and capital to new or expanding small businesses in rural areas. It is anticipated that the U.S. Senate version of the 2007 Farm Bill will contain a similar provision.

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