Jul 24, 2014 — Today in Washington DC, the Obama administration is hosting a conference designed to convince more investors to back entrepreneurs, start-ups and infrastructure projects in rural America.
As part of that effort, the White House is unveiling a new $10 billion private investment fund aimed at financing more projects in small towns.
That effort follows years of concern from economists and rural policy experts, who say a kind of capital drought is stifling growth in rural areas.
The fear is that even many good ideas aren't getting funded in small town regions like the North Country, because most of the investment dollars are flowing to cities and suburbs. Go to full article
Jul 15, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers to settle antitrust allegations.
A class-action lawsuit filed in 2009 charged Dallas-based Dean Foods, DFA, and the cooperative's marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, with working together to monopolize the market for raw milk in the Northeast, driving down prices paid to dairy farmers. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2014 — Summer means shearing season. All across the North Country, sheep, alpacas, and llamas are getting serious haircuts and losing their winter coats. A couple weeks ago reporter... Go to full article
Jul 07, 2014 — Right about now, the roadsides can look more like flower gardens than some gardens do. Wonderful abundant mixes of color, texture, height: all the qualities you look for.... Go to full article
Jun 20, 2014 — For years we've been hearing different reporting on a basic theme: A third of our food supply depends on bees and pollinating insects are in a serious state of decline. Most... Go to full article