|USDA announces funding to help rural businesses create jobs|
Sun Journal - 8/1/2015. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is investing $3.6 million for 67 Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG). Congress established the RBDG program in the 2014 Farm Bill by combining and improving the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program and the Rural Business Opportunity Grant program.
|Women Power and Small Farm Success|
Living on Earth - 7/31/2015. By Steve Curwood - Women are increasingly joining the "back to the land" and local food movements as farmers. Host Steve Curwood spoke with farmer and author Audrey Levatino, who has written Woman Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field. Her book is for anyone who would like to start farming, with special hints for women and anyone wants sustainable and back-saving approaches to the rigors and joys of tending life on good dirt.