With all the buzz about energy and fuel costs small and limited resource farmers as well as any producers might be interested in USDA’s “Energy In Agriculture, Managing The Risk” conference in Kansas City, MO on June 27-28.
Here’s an example of what USDA is doing to help improve rural broadband internet access. The Rural Development Broadband Access Loan program is providing the funds. USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Tom Dorr had this to say. “Broadband can help to put rural communities on a level playing field when competing with bigger cities for new residents and businesses,” said Dorr. “When people can live in smaller communities that have a higher quality of life and still compete globally, that presents a great opportunity for rural America.”
The USDA has a series of PSA’s on avian influenza. They don’t use the line in my title but they could.
Last week was the one year anniversary for the USDA MyPyramid food guidance system. Apparently the website has received a huge amount of traffic making it “one of the most popular federal websites ever.”
Secretary Johanns was busy doing the appointing thing again last week. He must have to do a lot of interviews to fill these positions don’t you think?
Our U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, was on the program early today here at the Cattle Industry Convention. He spoke for about 25 minutes before taking some questions from the floor.
“You have got to be kidding me.” That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw the tease for a new report by USDA’s Economic Research Service titled, “Metropolitan Area Food Prices and Children’s Weight Gain.” Basically it was conducted to see if there’s a link between high priced fruits and vegetables and fat kids. Let’s get rid of the term “overweight” please.
Yes, I’ve been wanting to get out and play golf. Especially if I can have a double chocolate popcorn ball. I don’t think you’re supposed to tee these off though. The Popcorn Board wants you to make and eat them.
It’s appointment time again for our U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns.
Some new people will be promoting eggs after U. S. Secretary of Abriculture, Mike Johanns announces his appointments to the American Egg Board. New ones include: