Agricultural Policy

White Paper Addresses Financing for Local Food Systems

The 20-page online publication presents replicable strategies for reframing food projects and businesses, building the connectivity between players involved in food system restoration, and planning for the financing needed to make developments in the food system happen. Through this work, CDFA says it aims to...

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to Close

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to Close The Board of Directors of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG) has announced that the organization will close after nearly 30 years. No new business will be transacted after May 31, 2020, although the organization will complete its...

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COVID-19: Farmers Markets Response

COVID-19: Farmers Markets Response The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) maintains that farmers markets are necessary for the livelihood of tens of thousands of farmers and for food access for millions of consumers. FMC asserts that farmers markets should be addressed in the same manner as grocery...

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COVID-19: Navigating Disrupted Production Cycles

COVID-19: Navigating Disrupted Production Cycles Purdue University released an online guide to help local producers navigate the COVID-19 outbreak and the disruption to local production cycles for food, fiber, and other products. The guide notes that postponement and cancellation of farmers markets, as well as changing...

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Hemp Yield Insurance to Be Offered

Hemp Yield Insurance to Be Offered Praedictus Climate Solutions announced that Diversified Crop Insurance Services (DCIS) plans to offer Parametric Hemp Production Coverage policies across the lower 48 United States for the crop year 2020. This coverage, based on Praedictus’ crop modeling technology, provides protection from...

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