The USDA’s rural development program is threatened by potential cuts, and the agriculture department changes labeling rules to make it more clear where meat was grown and processed.
More CompetitionFor Federal Money For Rural Businesses
As lawmakers debate the Farm Bill in Washington, millions of dollars are at stake for small businesses across the country. Rural development grants go out to everything from home loans to water projects to small co-ops. Learn more here.
USDA Changes Meat Labeling Rules
Consumers may soon know more about where their meat comes from because of a long-debated change made by the US Department of Agriculture on Thursday. The USDA released its final rule modifying what’s called “Country of Origin Labeling,” or COOL, provisions for muscle-cut meats. Find out more here.