Happy new year! Hopefully everyone made it through the “bomb cyclone” without any frozen water pipes and with furnaces and woodstoves still running. We all have been cleaning up lots of wrapping paper, many of us listening to our children play with all their new toys (including a goose call …) and trying to get rid of or at least stay out of the leftover holiday candy. The new year is a time for us all to do a quick reflection of the past year and then look forward and plan for a new and prosperous year. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is no different, and we are ready to take a tried-and-true program into the new year with more funds available than usual to help agribusiness and producers.