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Corporations boost agricultural research funding

The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of meddling in the lab, a new research report suggests.   A recent study by Food and Water Watch, a Washington-based environmental group,… Continue Reading Corporations boost agricultural research funding

A new public-private partnership will allow small businesses access to more than $300 billion in supply chain spending. The partnership involves 15 of the United State’s largest corporations and the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release about the new collaboration. Called the Supplier Connection, the effort was created by the IBM Foundation… Continue Reading Public-private partnership offers small biz opportunity

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Small business owners say corporate tax loopholes give the nation’s biggest companies an unfair business advantage. A survey of its members, the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority reports that small business owners favor increasing taxes on millionaire incomes, letting high-end tax cuts expire and closing the carried-interest loophole… Continue Reading Big tax breaks for big companies a big problem, say small businesses

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