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Recent posts by Brian Depew

Renewable Energy Fair

Last week the Center for Rural Affairs hosted our first (first annual, perhaps) Renewable Energy Fair in Hartington, Nebraska. People from at least three states gathered to talk about farm-scale biofuels, wind production of all scales, energy conservation and more.

Pile On

In addition to what I said below, I have a few even less well collected thoughts on the unfolding financial meltdown.

What does a $700,000,000,000 bailout check mean for the rest of the federal budget? At best, it means more debt for a future generation to deal with. At worst, it could mean tightened spending on everything from rural development to children's health care. That's a pretty sorry state of affairs.