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Articles by Philip Brasher

Local foods get focus as USDA awards farm grants

Small farms and processors across the country as well as some major agricultural cooperatives have been awarded Agriculture Department grants to expand or start new businesses. Some 258 businesses will benefit from the 2015 round of awards from the Value-Added Producer Grants 
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Obama immigration plan blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court refused to allow the Obama administration to move forward with its plan to let millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the country. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme C
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Brady picked to chair Ways and Means

Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, who represents a suburban Houston district, was selected by the House GOP Steering Committee to take over as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Brady beat out Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi, who has more of an agricultural district. The steer
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