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Posted Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
Among the loose ends that lawmakers would like to tie up before the end of this lame-duck session is the farm bill, which is made up mostly of crop subsidies and food stamps.
Farm Bill Swinecast
Posted Dec 6, 2012 @ 11:26 AM
Senators and Representatives are back in Washington, DC for the final session of the 112th Congress, and speculation is high about whether the Farm Bill will get done before the final gavel. As Congress and the White House negotiate how to avoid the $500 billion in tax increases and budget cuts...
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Posted Dec 5, 2012 @ 9:51 AM
Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All Oran B. Hesterman (PublicAffairs, 2012) As 21/64 embarks on establishing our new donor education collaborative, “Ripe for Change,” in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Local Economies Project we were...
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Posted Nov 27, 2012 @ 3:30 PM
On November 7th, Slow Money Boston hosted an Entrepreneur Showcase that gave a glimpse into the innovative ventures that are working to create a healthy, sustainable food system in Massachusetts and beyond. The night kicked off with a success story. At the spring showcase earlier this year, ReCover...
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Posted Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:35 AM
DETROIT — Dedicated to building a just and sustainable food system, the Fair Food Network has launched two new programs in Detroit. The Detroit Grocery Incubator program could increase grocery stores in Detroit and the Double Up Food Bucks program will allow Michigan Bridge card users to...
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Posted Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:48 PM
In a city where liquor stores often double as grocery stores, fresh, affordable produce is often hard to come by for Detroit residents. This is especially true for low-income households that receive food assistance and have to stretch a set monthly food allowance.
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Posted Oct 31, 2012 @ 9:46 AM
It’s now or never for the 2012 Farm Bill ! Everybody eats.  This means all of us have a stake in how our food is grown and gets to us.  If we want sustainably grown, healthy food available to all Americans, we have to ask for it.
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Posted Oct 29, 2012 @ 10:35 AM
Grant Awarded as Part of Nutrition Initiative Fair Food Network is proud to announce the receipt of a $100,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. 
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Posted Oct 16, 2012 @ 10:37 AM
In Detroit, more than half a million residents live in neighborhoods where healthy, fresh food is difficult to find.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 @ 10:56 AM
The school year is about to start. And after the Republican and Democratic conventions, Congress will be back in session. Many are hoping Congress will resume debating the new Farm Bill, including provisions that could mean more fresh, local food for students in schools.