Farm Service Seeking To Right Past Wrongs

An unknown number of women and Hispanic farmers in Vermont may have been improperly denied loans over a nearly 20 year period, beginning in 1981. Now the Farm Service Agency in Vermont is trying to get the word out to help some of these farmers get the documents they need to apply for restitution.

USDA says NH farmers, others can get loans

The USDA is making disaster loans available for farmers in all of New Hampshire’s 10 counties because of crop losses and plant disease caused by excessive rain since June.

VPR Evening Newscast, July 7, 2008

VT delegation hop to double low heating assistance money; VSAC loans for college students are going down.  U.S. Border Patrol officer fired shots in a scuffle in the woods at the Derby Line; Aabama authorities file child pornography charges against Brooke Bennett’s former stepfather; commentator Philip Baruth on life, art and the Pixar film WALL-E.

Midday Newscast: July 7, 2008

U.S. Border agent shoots at three suspects in Derby Line; Congressional delegation seeks assistance to help poor families heat their homes; Thomas Costello says he plans to run for lieutenant governor;  student loan rates are going down.

Midday Newscast May 9, 2008

Former Vermont Supreme Court Justice Louis Peck is being remembered today for his wit and his dedication to the law; Vermont’s prime student lending agency says it will be able to make loans for the next school year; a former congresswoman from Connecticut will discuss the strength of Social Security in Vermont this weekend.