Webinar: State Permitting Pathways for Advancing On-Farm Composting

Date: 3 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Farmers have a vital role to play in producing and utilizing compost to restore depleted soils. Some states have instituted permit exemptions and other regulatory pathways to support on-farm composting. This webinar will explore models from around the country and explore the impact these rules are having.… Read More

Critical Small Business Loan Program Cut

Date: 1 Nov 2002 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Bush Administration has cut the federal government’s largest and most important small business loan program by more than 60 percent. This year, the program will back only $4.4 billion in loans, compared to nearly $12 billion last year. The program, known as 7(a), is run by the Small Business Administration and guarantees loans of up to $2 million made to small businesses. It is the largest source of long-term working capital for small businesses in the nation, accounting for some 40 percent of available financing. … Read More