'Recess'-ion Spending: Feds Fund Dairy Home Delivery, Organic Chickens

August 25, 2014 - 1:35 PM

 

Farm Bill Dairy

FILE - In this March 15, 2013 file photo, dairy cows stand near a barn (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Nathan Papes, File)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama was on vacation and the congressional recess was in progress but taxpayer dollars were still active last week. Here’s a round up of some recent federal grant announcements:

Goodale Farms in New York has received $80,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant program.

According to an article in The Suffolk Times, the dairy farm will soon “offer convenient home delivery” with the grant funds.

Newsworks.com article says that the Delaware Airpark has received a $5 million federal grant for improvements and upgrades.

“The multimillion dollar grant will help the airport with a multi-year project to expand the airport by constructing a new runway, its parallel taxiway, connector taxiways and apron system,” according to the report.

Flying high is the MBS International Airport near Saginaw, Michigan. Crain’s Detroit Business reports that Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) announced the airport has received more than $660,000 in federal funding to update its master and layout plans.

The Jamestown Sun reports U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) announced $120,000 in federal funding to help grow small businesses in North Dakota.

WHSV-TV reports that Shenandoah Processing, an organic chicken processing plant in Pennsylvania, received a $200,000 USDA grant.

“One of the owners says this grant is a big help,” according to the news story.