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NEW LOANS: Portable Storage and Handling Equipment

NEW LOANS: Portable Storage and Handling Equipment From the USDA: COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing...

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Certified Non-GE by AGW

Certified Non-GE by AGW REDMOND, OR (MAY 9, 2016)-- A Greener World (AGW)--the leading sustainable farm certifier--is launching a new label:Certified Non-GE by AGW. This label will guarantee that a food product is produced without the use of genetically engineered (GE) feed, supplements or ingredients, and...

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New ‘Urban Agriculture Toolkit’

New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by USDA's Know Your Farmer team to help entrepreneurs and community leaders successfully create jobs and increase access to healthy food through urban agriculture. From neighborhood gardens...

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Betting jobs on rural-urban food connections

Betting jobs on rural-urban food connections The Wallace Center goes to Louisville, KY, where the city’s economic development department employs a full-time relationship broker to build regional business-to-business connections from farm to table. Full Article...

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GroupGAP: Affordable Certification For Small and Mid-sized farms

GroupGAP: Affordable Certification For Small and Mid-sized farms After three years in pilot stage the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) this week announced that GroupGAP, a new certification option ideal for small and mid-sized farms, will be available nationwide. GAP (short for “good...

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RELEASE: Food LINC Initiative Connects Farmers with Urban Buyers

RELEASE: Food LINC Initiative Connects Farmers with Urban Buyers Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, and 15 philanthropic partners, announced the creation of the Leveraging Investment for Network Coordination (“Food LINC”) initiative. Read More...

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