Jan 18, 2018

01/18/2018: This is an idiotic way to run a $19 trillion economy

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Here we are again. No federal budget, no government funding beyond the next day or so. There was a time when this state of affairs was brushed off as congressional legislators simply kicking the can down the road, that they'd…

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Small farmers say meal kits cut into their CSA businesses

Jan 18, 2018
Some small farms that participate in community-supported agriculture say that meal kit companies are cutting into their profits.
Paul Underhill is selling more to restaurants and grocery stores to compensate for lost revenue from CSA boxes.
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Here we are again. No federal budget, no government funding beyond the next day or so. There was a time when this state of affairs was brushed off as congressional legislators simply kicking the can down the road, that they’d come to their senses and be, y’know, responsible. But those days seem to be gone, and this economy’s getting by on a never-ending series of four-week budget stopgaps. That’s how we’re starting the show today. Then: a check on the White House’s infrastructure plan, which is expected in the next few weeks. Plus, we check back in on Erie, Pennsylvania, in our continuing series The Big Promise.

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You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange