Here’s an interesting half a billion dollar bureau inside the Department of Agriculture that you probably never heard of: The Rural Utilities Service. Like 4/5ths of the department of agriculture it has very little to do with actual agriculture. Instead, it concentrates on bringing quality, affordable utility to rural areas. Utilities such as electricity, . . . → Read More: Rural Utilities Service
August is going to be “Community Development Month” here. No, it’s not some crackpot way to try and promote my blog. Rather, it’s the part of the Federal Budget I’ll be mostly studying this month. The Office of Management and Budget has a spending category called “Community and Regional Development”. Within that there are . . . → Read More: Community Development Month
Here’s a fun factoid for Monday morning. The federal government spent approximately $22.2 billion dollars on agricultural research, services, and stabilization in Fiscal Year 2009. However, the Department of Agriculture spent $114.4 billion dollars in Fiscal Year 2009.
So what is going on here? Obviously, the Department of Agriculture spends it’s money on things . . . → Read More: The Deptartment of 1/5 Agriculture