I just have to laugh about this story and share it with you. First it was “W” and his iPod, now it’s our VP Dick Cheney and his iPod. I just saw this story on C/Net News.com from ABC News. Apparently some reporters on Air Force Two weren’t happy that the Veep’s iPod was charging in the power outlet they needed. Guess who’s plane it is!
The Florida Department of Citrus will be forming a committee to come up with a new symbol that will help consumers know if they’re getting the “real” Florida product or not.
I thought I was done for the day but I thought you might get a kick out of this. Thanks to Micro Persuasion for the link.
U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, announced some new Cotton Board members:
You’ll be hearing a lot about this today and over the next couple days so I thought I’d give you a heads up. The Japanese border is open to U. S. beef. That’s big news for our cattle producers.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service unveiled a newly designed website today. I went there wondering what’s new.
Speaking of New York. There’s an interesting story in the New York Times (requires free registration) about rural wireless internet access titled “Money Is There to Aid Rural Internet, but Loans Are Hard to Get.” I’ve reported before on the USDA Rural Development program that provides loans to companies that want to install and bring more broadband access to rural Americans (farmers).
PRWeek reports that the California Department of Food & Agriculture that could be worth up to $500,000 in the next year for “outreach and education on Pierce’s disease, which can devastate grapevines, and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that carries it.” You need a paid subscription for the full story, which I don’t yet have.
The FAO just re-elected Jacques Diouf. If you need help pronouncing that give me a call.