Excerpt: Andrew Fansler who farms 4,500 acres of no till corn and soybeans in Shelby County was presented with the national Young Farmers Sustainability award Wednesday in Phoenix, AZ.
Excerpt: How a former CIA executive and a new breed of lettuce are transforming the poorest parts of the Rust Belt city.
Excerpt: Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.
Excerpt: In God we trust, everyone else bring data — and that includes you, community gardeners.
Excerpt: For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.
Excerpt: INDIANAPOLIS — Urban farming is not a new topic to growers in Indianapolis, but it certainly is a growing trend.
Known as the “First Great Metropolitan Park of the 21st Century,” the City of Irvine’s 1,300-acre “Great Park,” is living up to its ambitious goals.
Created on the grounds of the former El Toro Naval Base, the park’s focus on promoting a relationship between local residents, sustainable food systems and community green space provides an example of how far a city can go to foster sustainable agriculture.
Excerpt: DES MOINES, Iowa – A group promoting organic, sustainable farming wants to make it easier for younger people to enter the industry across the state.
Excerpt: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children’s sensory garden.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a partnership through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) Project to conduct workshops that will help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.
“The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program is a key to USDA’s efforts to revitalize rural economies by supporting local and regional food systems,” said AMS Administrator Anne Alonzo.
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