By P.J. Griekspoor, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Oct. 19--WICHITA, Kan. -- The Chisholm Trail Country Store in Newton is a new farmer-owned business that will provide an outlet for locally grown agricultural commodities to be sold as livestock feed.
The business got seed money of $360,000 from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Loan through the Sedgwick Electric Cooperative. It is beginning operation with 10 employees.
USDA Rural Development state director Chuck Banks said the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program is committed to assisting production agriculture in becoming more …