FEATURES & NEWS
Running on Empty?
‘Great ethanol debate’ waged at NCGA forum
By Stephen Thompson
Farmer-owned ethanol and the
role of information technology
By Anthony Crooks & John Dunn
Diversified rural economy
goal of Under Secretary Dorr
Rural food co-op case studies reveal success factors
By Greg Lawless & Anne Reynolds
Antitrust review reveals strong
co-op support for Capper-Volstead
By Alan Borst
When the sky falls
Advance planning key to crisis communications
By Amber DuMont & Donna Abernathy
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University of Wisconsin
Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture
Thomas C. Dorr, Under Secretary, USDA Rural Development
Peter Thomas, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Roberta D. Purcell, Deputy Administrator, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
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