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Directory of State Agricultural Loan Programs Released

Directory of State Agricultural Loan Programs Released The National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have released the 2017 National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs Directory. The directory outlines 83 individual programs that assist beginning and first-time farmers,...

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STUDY: Agrobiodiversity Investments Is A Triple Win

STUDY: Agrobiodiversity Investments as Triple Win for Health, Environment and Food System Sustainability ROME, ITALY (26 September 2017) – The first comprehensive scientific analysis of how agrobiodiversity can make our vulnerable food system more resilient, sustainable and nutritious has been carried out by leading agrobiodiversity research...

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New Certification for Bee-Friendly Farms

[caption id="attachment_144543" align="alignright" width="300"] Click image to watch video[/caption]New USDA Certification for Bee-Friendly Farms WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – A new certification program enables agricultural producers to let consumers know they are farming in ways that benefit bees. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department...

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A Guide to Farming-Friendly Solar

A Guide to Farming-Friendly Solar From the University of Vermont's Center for Sustainable Agriculture: "Locally grown goods from farms and sustainable energy are good things that seem quintessentially Vermont. But sometimes the production of these hallmarks of sustainable living can find themselves in competition for land...

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Sustainable Agriculture Advocacy in 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Advocacy in 2017 With a new president and the 115th Congress recently sworn in, farmers and sustainable agriculture advocates around the country have been asking: What does this new Administration and Congress mean for agriculture and food policy? How can we most effectively advocate...

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MTSU Launches Degree In Fermentation Science

For Future Tennessee Wine (Or Kimchi) Producers, MTSU Launches Degree In Fermentation Science From Nashville Public Television: Middle Tennessee State University says its newest degree program will allow students to tap into a growing industry in the state: fermented food and drink. Starting next fall,...

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