Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Sunday, March 03, 2024


SOARing into a regional future in Appalachian Kentucky

On Monday, October 28, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers, Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, traveled to Hazard Community and Technical College, deep in the eastern Kentucky mountains, to announce a major new initiative they are co-sponsoring—the Shaping O
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Ridge Thoughts

Congress returns from August Recess this week, and, as we all knew would probably occur, suddenly other much more pressing business makes Farm Bill consideration by September 30 highly unlikely
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The Farm Bill, As Metaphor!

Each day, the ag media dutifully reports constituent meetings in which House and Senate Ag Committee Members try to explain what happened, and discuss recess efforts to find the interim fix
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A Rural Triangulation

This column is about The End of Big , The Fate of the States , and the Washington Post coverage of the Senate Farm Bill’s “rural” definitions.
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