Money available for farmers who experienced lending discrimination

Through Jan. 13, farmers, forest landowners and ranchers who have experienced discrimination in farm lending from the U.S. Department of Agriculture can apply for financial assistance. 

Inflation Reduction Act keeps on giving

To the Editor:

We are celebrating one year into the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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