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May 28, 2013
As Congress debates the farm bill in Washington, millions of dollars in rural development grants and loans are at stake. With budget cuts likely,... more››
May 27, 2013
The USDA's Rural Development Program doesn't get a lot of attention in the farm bill debate. More attention is given to farmers than farm... more››
May 24, 2013
Food stamps are being targeted for cuts as Congress debates a new farm bill. 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP, including 1 out of 10... more››
May 23, 2013
2012 was a record-setting hot and dry year—and a terrible one for trees. Thousands burned in wildfires, and thousands more were parched across... more››
May 22, 2013
Several deadly foodborne outbreaks have been tied to cantaloupe in recent years. In 2011, listeria from cantaloupe killed 33 people including one... more››
May 20, 2013
For 27 years, the federal Conservation Reserve Program has taken land out of farming to improve water, provide habitat, and reduce erosion. But... more››
May 17, 2013
With populations declining, rural communities are searching for ways to convince young residents to return. In the state of Kansas, it actually pays... more››
May 16, 2013
After World War II, Nebraska became home to numerous Holocaust survivors. For the last 68 years, many of those survivors shared their stories with... more››
May 15, 2013
The local food movement and craft brewing industry have each been booming for years. But the idea of creating a local craft beer is still something... more››
May 14, 2013
Forget Trekkies – there’s a new fandom in town, centered around a cartoon show created for little girls. Yet most of the fans? They... more››