Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Farm Country Stood by Trump. But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point. Supported by ByJack Healy and Tyler Pager Jan. 10, 2019 DENVER, Colo. — In Georgia, a pecan farmer lost out on his chance to buy his first orchard. The local Farm Service Agency office that would have processed his loan application was shut down. In Wisconsin’s dairy country, a 55-year-old woman sat inside her new dream home, worried she would not be able to pay her mortgage. Her loan had come from an Agriculture Department program for low-income residents in rural areas, but all of the account information she needed to make her first payment was locked away in an empty government office. And in upstate New York, Pam Moore was feeding hay to her black-and-white cows at a small dairy that tottered on the brink of ruin. … [Read more...] about Farm Country Stood by Trump. But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point.
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Luke Ramseth and Geoff Pender Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 10:48 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was forced to address her "public hanging" remarks, offering a partial apology but also saying they had been "twisted" and used as a "political weapon." Mike Espy explained a $750,000 lobbying payment he received in 2011 from the government of an Ivory Coast despot, saying he ended his contract after realizing "how bad the guy was." While there were a few revealing moments, the lone debate between U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy — billed as must-watch television in advance of their Nov. 27 runoff election — turned out to be a lackluster affair Tuesday, as neither candidate was able to break through on any single issue or message. The candidates did often grapple over health care, especially regarding protections for pre-existing conditions. But on many questions they did not … [Read more...] about MS Sen debate: What Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mike Espy said before runoff
Luke Ramseth Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 4:42 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Tonight is your only chance to see Mike Espy face U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in a debate before the Nov. 27 runoff election, which will decide who serves out the final two years of longtime Sen. Thad Cochran's term. Here's what you need to know about the event, which is being hosted by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and will be held at the organization's auditorium in Jackson. How did we get here? Cochran retired in the spring due to illness, and Gov. Phil Bryant tapped Hyde-Smith, a Republican and former state senator and agriculture commissioner, to temporarily take Cochran's position. Espy, a Democrat and attorney, is a former U.S. representative and U.S. secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton. Espy and Hyde-Smith moved to the runoff after receiving about 41 percent of the vote on Nov. 6, short of the required 50 percent needed for victory. What time is it? … [Read more...] about MS Sen runoff: How to watch Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mike Espy debate
James Q. Lynch The Gazette Iowa’s high mark for voting ease comes with warning Obama endorses Hubbell, Finkenauer Critics urge Ernst to oppose Kavanaugh Independent canadidate for governor, Gary Siegwarth, sees ag, water quality as key to Iowa’s future Nearly 5,000 Iowans registered, updated voter information Tuesday during National Voter Registration Day All articles by James CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa 1st District Democratic challenger Abby Finkenauer is calling for more policy and less politics in the federal Farm Bill, which currently is stalled in a congressional conference committee at the same time President Donald Trump’s trade policies pose a $2.2 billion threat to the state’s economy. In her plans to support Iowa’s agricultural economy, which Finkenauer is rolling out today, the … [Read more...] about Finkenauer wants more policy, less politics in Farm Bill
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print BRYAN — From shop owners to activists, residents here are gearing up for what they believe will be the fight of their lives: The battle over continued access to plenty of high-quality drinking water. It appeared to begin this summer when a company called Artesian of Pioneer offered Toledo’s suburbs a tantalizing alternative to forming a regional water authority — a contentious issue that’s dominated city-suburban relationships during the first months of Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz’s time in office. But the controversy’s roots go beyond that, touching on fundamental issues of access to safe water in a region that borders a Great Lake. Area residents recall Toledo’s 2014 water crisis when an algal toxin temporarily poisoned water for hundreds of thousands of people. Bryan, a city near the Indiana state line with an estimated population 8,434 residents in 2016, is 65 miles west … [Read more...] about Bryan residents say aquifer proposal is all wet