WHO: U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHAT: USDA funded several Nebraska companies that produce value-added agricultural products. For example, Aspire Vineyards received $22,256 to make and market wine, and Garcia Farms Inc. received $21,300 to package and market naturally fed poultry.

WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: Since when is it the federal government's job to assist in marketing a product?

WHERE TO VENT: USDA at 202-720-2791.

--Compiled by Anna Dorminey, an Examiner intern, through the National Journalism Center