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Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
UVM’s first-ever food system summit seeks to answer the question: “How can we create regional food systems that are viable alternatives to the conventional one that exists now?”
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Posted Jun 8, 2012 @ 8:14 AM
How do we create a food system which is sustainable in the face of growing population pressures, changing weather patterns, declining natural resources, and a sharp decline in soil health?
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 11:59 AM
A lot of people shop at farmers’ markets for fresh and locally grown produce, much of it organic. But until early in the 2000s, with the exception of a few pilot programs across the country, most food stamp recipients couldn’t use their benefits at these markets. Now that they can, many...
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Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 9:33 AM
A program that encourages Bridge Card holders to buy more produce at farmers markets across the state is expanding to three full-service grocery stores in Detroit. The Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network launched the Double Up Food Bucks program in 2010, initially at Detroit's Eastern Market and four...
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Posted May 31, 2012 @ 11:12 AM
June 1 is Double Up Food Bucks opening day! DUFB “matches” Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits spent at participating farmers’ markets, increasing access and affordability of healthy foods for low-income families and individuals and creating new sales...
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Posted May 29, 2012 @ 10:12 AM
The recent announcement of the groundbreaking for two new supermarket chain grocery stores in Detroit is certainly welcome news for the city, but it is only a part of the march toward addressing the area's needs for retail food options.
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Posted May 24, 2012 @ 1:55 PM
A vast majority of Americans say they eat more whole grains and fresh produce than they did five years ago, but many believe the federal government needs to do more to ensure greater access to locally produced fresh food, according to a new survey.
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Posted May 22, 2012 @ 2:05 PM
By Tim Carman Survey says: Most Americans think it's important for everyone to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Posted May 16, 2012 @ 12:51 PM
Jane Bush of Charlotte, MI, is one of those smaller farmers with a diverse mix of products for a broad range of local customers. The latest venture for her Apple Schram Organic Orchard is sales of early tomatoes and extended season greens to hospitals in Jackson, Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan, as...
Farm Bill 2012 from PCCFarmland Trust
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:52 AM
The Senate’s Balanced Plan for Five Years of Farm Policy The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (ARFJA)on April 26 by a 16-5 vote, and with it, the first hurdle in the 2012 Farm Bill race has been cleared.