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National Climate Assessment Carries Warnings for Agriculture

National Climate Assessment Carries Warnings for Agriculture The U.S. Global Change Research Program has released The Fourth National Climate Assessment, an examination of the effects of climate change on the United States, reported to Congress and the President. A team of more than 300 federal and...

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REPORT: Hemp Production

REPORT: Hemp Production As a matter of biology, hemp can be grown in every federal state. Production was centered in the tobacco growing states of Kentucky and Tennessee and the marijuana growing state of Colorado. Hemp production is characterized by segmentation, with different strains of hemp not...

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Farm to School Grantees’ Growing Achievements

CULTIVATING OPPORTUNITY:an Overview of USDA’s Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees’ Growing Achievements The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to incorporating local and regional foods throughout its nutrition assistance programs, providing high-quality, nutritious foods to program participants and increasing economic opportunities...

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50-State Food System Scorecard

50-State Food System Scorecard From farm to fork, our food system should be something we are proud of—supporting farmers, workers, and local economies; ensuring that everyone has access to enough nutritious food to stay healthy; and protecting our soil and water for the future. How close are...

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Submit Comments on Changes to Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rules

Comments on Changes to Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rules USDA has announced its intention to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. This rule amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding...

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