Explaining the importance of Western irrigated agriculture

https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/explaining-importance-western-irrigated-agriculture (Article Summarized by Meridian Institute) In this opinion piece, Dan Keppen, the executive director of Family Farm Alliance, writes that over the past month, his organization has worked on testimony for three different Congressional hearings dealing with Western drought. He notes that irrigated agriculture in the West is important because it helps the U.S.… Continue reading Explaining the importance of Western irrigated agriculture

New Mexico enacts crisis standards of care for hospitals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health announced the enactment of Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for the state’s health care system Monday. Health officials said the pandemic has placed an enormous, ongoing and unsustainable strain on the state’s health care system. They said the strain has been exacerbated by the volume of… Continue reading New Mexico enacts crisis standards of care for hospitals

Broadband: FCC is Taking Steps to Accurately Map Locations That Lack Access

https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-104447 While most Americans have broadband internet access, many do not—a gap known as the digital divide. Federal efforts to bridge it rely on data FCC collects from broadband providers. We have raised concerns that this data overstates service.In 2020, FCC was tasked with mapping all U.S. locations that are and could be served by… Continue reading Broadband: FCC is Taking Steps to Accurately Map Locations That Lack Access

INVITE: White House Rural Health Care Providers Listening Session – Oct. 20

The White House Office of Public Engagement invites all rural health and human services providers to a listening session on Wednesday, October 20 at 2:00pm ET. We will be seeking input on what barriers you face in accessing federal and other funding for capital needs.  Here are the details: White House Rural Health Care Providers Listening… Continue reading INVITE: White House Rural Health Care Providers Listening Session – Oct. 20

Oil Production to Drop to 109,000 Barrels in December

https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2021/10/17/oil-production-to-drop-to-109000-barrels-in-december-report/ Kaieteur News – With downtime planned for the Liza Destiny FPSO in December, the Ministry of Finance has disclosed in its Half Year Report that oil production is expected to average around 109,000 barrels of oil per day instead of being at its nameplate capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil.As previously reported by ExxonMobil… Continue reading Oil Production to Drop to 109,000 Barrels in December

Charter is collaborating with national nonprofit organizations to provide a structured, two-year program that will award 20 students $20,000 total, half during their junior year and the other half during their senior year

https://corporate.charter.com/spectrum-scholars Spectrum Scholars is an educational program for eligible rising juniors with financial need who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American. Charter is collaborating with national nonprofit organizations to provide a structured, two-year program that will award 20 students $20,000 total, half during their junior year and the other half during… Continue reading Charter is collaborating with national nonprofit organizations to provide a structured, two-year program that will award 20 students $20,000 total, half during their junior year and the other half during their senior year