STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Linking ag and military vets
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Returning Veterans to Agriculture project... Posted on 12/9/14 at 11:58 AM
On a small organic farm outside San Diego, a former combat Marine has found peace and purpose in the tending of plants and in providing other combat veterans a way to find their places in life after war. At Archi’s Acres, the phrase “boots on the ground” has a whole new meaning, and the sounds of those boots working hydroponic “fields” of basil, chard and deep-green lettuce are echoing around the country, including in the Red River Valley.
The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation's largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas. The government seeks to cancel more than $550 million in contracts with the U.S. Defense Department and prevent future contracts until the company stops what they call discriminatory practices.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is working with the military to urge soldiers who are leaving active duty to come back home to Nebraska to start farms, ranches and businesses.
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