Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

It was 2017 when the purchasing really picked up. Cascade splashed more than half a billion dollars on more than 100,000 acres across nine states. The following year, a further $US171 million went on buying 14,500 acres in those idyllic Horse Heaven Hills, for a total of around $US690 million in just a few months. […]

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

Growing up in Minnesota’s Hmong community, Representative Samantha Vang was surrounded by people who knew how to farm. But very few of those people had access to the land and resources needed to use their skills to make a living.  “When Hmong refugees started coming here, the only skill we had was farming,” said Vang […]

Senate passes Biden’s $1.9tr COVID-19 bill on party-line vote

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who said she thinks the issue of minimum wage should be debated separately, gives a

The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400 to most Americans, $300 a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people thrown out of work in the crisis, and $350 billion in aid to state and local governments that have seen the pandemic blow a hole in their budgets. The […]

Right-to-repair bill gears up

LINCOLN — Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs. Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth introduced the Agricultural Equipment Right-To-Repair Act, a bill that would give farmers access to all the tools needed to fix their own ag equipment. People […]

Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

KEKAHA — A recent state audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation has led to the formulation of a bill that could put an end to the agency. The debate on what to do with the audit is currently in the state Legislature. The state’s House Finance Committee unanimously advanced the bill Thursday that would abolish […]