More Rural Broadband Support From USDA

Chuck Zimmerman

USDA is once again working to develop broadband internet services in rural areas of the country. Yesterday Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Thomas C. Dorr announced the publication of “new proposed rules designed to facilitate the further deployment of broadband services to rural communities nationwide.” It’s only a matter of time before no farmer or rural resident can complain …

Government, Internet, USDA

Sec. Johanns On National Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s almost National Agriculture Day and in anticipation U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns held a press conference yesterday. He’s seen here at the Kick-off for National Ag Day at the National Press Club. You might be interested to see what he had to say. In his speech he spent some time talking about the farm bill and the …

Government, USDA

Show Me The Honey

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the latest appointments to the National Honey Board as announced by USDA. Each member and alternate — nominated by the National Honey Nominations Committee — will serve a three-year term of office beginning on April 1, 2007, and ending on March 31, 2010. Newly appointed members and alternates are: Producer – Region 2: James Daniel Rodenberg, Wolf Point, Mont., …

Ag Group, USDA

Mike Johanns Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

After Secretary Johanns gave his speech during this morning’s general session here at the Cattle Industry Convention he held a press conference. My recording starts while he’s talking about the issue of ethanol and high feed prices. He describes how the administration is working to promote and develop alternative sources of biomass to create ethanol. He also answers questions on …

Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Government, USDA