MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The former manager of the now-dissolved Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator will be on electronic monitoring pending further actions in a federal criminal case filed against him on Monday, Dec. 3. Jerome “Jerry” Hennessey, 56, made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Katherine Menendez on Dec. 4.
WASHINGTON — The Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity has presented President Donald Trump with a report on ways to improve life in rural areas. Trump on April 25, 2017, established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through an executive order. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was made chairman of the group, which then held listening sessions and took comments through an online portal.