Agricultural Finance Loans Approved FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC), chaired by Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, recently approved $400,126 in agricultural loans for projects in the Commonwealth during their regular monthly business meeting.
KAFC participates with lenders to provide financing to producers making capital expenditures for agricultural projects through... more inside BYL
Governor LePage Signs Bill to Reduce Red Tape in Maine's Agritourism Industry AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage signed Monday LD 1605, "An Act to Promote Agricultural Activity in Maine by Limiting the Liability for Agritourism Activities." At the ceremonial bill signing in the Cabinet Room this morning the Governor was joined by Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro), Rep. Jeff Timberlake (R-Turner), Rep. Dean Cray (R-Palmyra), Rep.... more inside BYL
USDA Announces Crop Insurance Deadline for West Virginia Nursery West Virginia nursery producers should be aware that the final date for a new applicant to apply for 2013 nursery crop insurance is May 1, 2012, according to the Raleigh Regional Office, USDA, Risk Management Agency. New applications for crop year 2013 may be accepted until May 1, 2012, with coverage beginning 30 days after receipt of your signed application, a Plant Inventory Value Report (PIVR) for... more inside BYL
Continuing his efforts to make Florida the best place to start, grow or move a business, Gov. Rick Scott today announced a partnership with Google that will bring free websites to small businesses throughout Florida. "Florida Get Your Business Online" will help drive economic growth by... more inside BYL
Illinois Products Expo Sets Attendance And Sales Records SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The 2012 Illinois Products Expo was a record-breaker.
The two-day show, which featured food, wine and agricultural products from 77 Illinois companies, attracted 7,718 consumers, shattering the former record of 6,566*.
Those who attended brought their wallets as well as their appetites. Participating companies reported record sales of $130,000, 13 percent more... more inside BYL
Register Today for Annual Food Marketing Workshop LAKEWOOD, Colo. - There is still time to register for the "Marketing Your Food Product" workshop. The full day seminar is on Thursday, April 19 at the Community College of Aurora, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, Colo.
"This workshop has something for everyone involved in the food industry, regardless of how long they've been in business," said Wendy White, marketing specialist... more inside BYL
The sole purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. ADAI encourages organizations to develop projects to solely enjance the competitivenss of specialty crops pertaining to the following issues affecting the specialty crop industry. To be eligible for... more inside BYL
Montana Scores Runner-up position in State of the Year Award Interestingly, all of the Montana's State of the Year statistics revolved around one multifaceted industry: energy. The Many Stars coal-to-liquids facility, an investment worth $7 billion, will stimulate 4,000 to 5,000 new jobs and produce 50,000 barrels of diesel and other fuels per day. This mega-deal ....
Energy efficiency rehabs
of low, moderate-income housing hailed for savings to families, environment LEXINGTON, Ky. - Joined by Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, partners from the housing, environmental and business communities and several volunteers, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear today launched the pilot program of Kentucky's Clean Energy Corps (KCEC) at the North Lexington ....