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Posted Oct 8, 2012 @ 10:34 AM
Without action, some programs that support local food will expire on 9/30 One of the most poignant quotes we've seen about the Farm Bill is from a sixth-generation Iowa farmer who commented that farmers were out harvesting their crops, doing their jobs—and that we ought to expect that...
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Posted Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:58 AM
The good news for food lovers in northwest Lower Michigan is that the bustling Traverse City farmers market has extended its two-day a week market season for four more weeks. That means the popular market is open on Wednesdays this October, instead of just Saturdays.
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Posted Oct 3, 2012 @ 10:13 AM
As of this week, our nation’s food and farm policy in the form of the 2008 Farm Bill has officially expired, with no workable replacement. There are many who see this as a better course of events than the passage of one of the new, admittedly imperfect, bills passed by the Senate and proposed...
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Posted Oct 2, 2012 @ 1:50 PM
Up close and personal. That was my experience with the health care system when I was 36 years old and lying in a hospital bed with IV lines running into my veins. The doctors warned me if my ulcerative colitis did not improve, they would need to remove my colon. A few days later they wanted me to...
Farm Bill Swinecast
Posted Sep 23, 2012 @ 2:54 PM
Congress will leave Washington last week and not return until November 13 – after the election. They leave without completing a new Farm Bill, without passing an extension of the current bill, and without passing disaster assistance to the farmers hurt by this summer’s record drought...
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Posted Sep 19, 2012 @ 4:14 PM
For the second year, Fair Food Network has administered a small grants program to support projects and programs of the Good Food Battle Creek collaborative (GFBC). With funds from the WK Kellogg Foundation, FFN awarded more than $130,000 in grants to support a variety of GFBC projects.
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Posted Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:36 PM
With a hint of fall in the air you may be thinking it's too late to take in the advantages of area farmers markets. But most of them are open through the end of October and that's good news for the rising number of people using Double Up Food Bucks.
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Posted Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:13 AM
While working with the founding team of UC Santa Cruz's organic farm project, Oran Hesterman received "a direct communication from the earth. That we need to change the way we're collectively feeding ourselves. And that it's possible."
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Posted Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:04 AM
Cook-off pits local chefs against each other. The goal? Teach healthy cooking techniques that won't break the bank. Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how.
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Posted Aug 23, 2012 @ 1:48 PM
John Wright picked a bean off its plant as he stood among growing peppers and tomatoes. He split the bean in half, the crisp sound slicing through the air, and popped it into his mouth. “It’s not work,” said Wright, founder of the Grow Getters program and a member of Fremont...