NPR Planet Money looks at how financial services and investment has transformed an industry post prohibition.
The USDA announced $59M in loans and grants for rural micro enterprise development. EDFC was awarded $500K in loan funds and $105K in technical assistance grant funds. The press release from the USDA can be found -here-. To learn more about the EDFC loan program go to the -loan site-
A byproduct of a huge regional industry could be the ideal input into the next generation energy storage devices. http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2014/august/could-hemp-nanosheets-topple-graphene-for-making-the-ideal-supercapacitor.html
With full legalization in Washington and Colorado, change is arguably immanent for our area. This article in Forbes is only the first of many questions that would come for our community. http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2014/08/04/will-americas-pot-capital-choose-wine-over-weed/
The limited broadband network is fragile as we saw this Sunday on the Mendocino Coast http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/news/ci_26281661/mendocino-county-officials-respond-phone-and-internet-outage