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  • Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, Celebrates Local Food Origins
    Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, Celebrates Local Food Origins
    Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont’s first Open Farm Week will be held Monday, August 3 –...
  • Dayton veto blindsides farmers
    Dayton veto blindsides farmers
    Apparently, Gov. Dayton didn't put a high priority on providing relief to farmers hit hard by the Avian Bird Flu that's devastated turkey growers in the Willmar area:The two vetoed bills were assembled by leaders of the GOP majority in the...
  • Farmers & Artisans Market Dearborn says it with flowers in Friday's grand opening
    Farmers & Artisans Market Dearborn says it with flowers in Friday grand opening
    The Farmers & Artisans Market Dearborn will hold Flower Day in tomorrow's grand opening of its eighth season.Oakwood Healthcare will present the 2015 market behind the historic Bryant Library (on Michigan Avenue between Mason and Howard...
  • Orange Groves
    California's agricultural armageddon, (agrogeddon)
    Thousands upon thousands are literally out of work, and the ones who are still working; are on the brink of losing his or her positions within the farming communities within the Central Valley of California. Not only are people in the packing...
  • Headed for the Fair
    Patience of a farmer
    If there was ever a profession that requires patience and faith, it is farming. Think about it – the farmer invests a large portion of his financial resources into seed for crops and then deposits the entire investment into the ground. Once...
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    SJVAPCD proposing major fee increases for farmers, industry, and others
    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is proposing major fee increases in an effort to generate more revenues to pay for its ongoing programs. Some of the fee increases will be a little less than a 5% increase each of the...
  • Year round Farmers Market in the city of Lancaster
    Year round Farmers Market in the city of Lancaster
    Downtown Lancaster which is known as The Blvd., has a year round Farmers Market . Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, candies, cookies and various dips can be purchased and enjoyed, according to the City of Lancaster every Thursday, on Ehrlich/Elm...
  • Jason Brown gave up a lucrative NFL career to help feed the poor
    Former Rams center Jason Brown now farms and donates it all
    What do you do when you’re a successful center in the NFL and have used up $25 million of a $37.5 million contract? You become a farmer. You’re kidding, right? No, I’m not. Ask Jason Brown, formerly the highest-paid center in the...
  • Senate Roll Call Vote- Keystone XL Pipeline
    Franken, Klobuchar abandon farmers
    Now that the election is history, Democrats are free to express their true colors. That's what they did in (temporarily) defeating the Keystone XL Pipeline. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar voted to hurt Minnesota farmers by voting against the...
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    Eleven of 300 restaurants Rehoboth to Lewes
    All one has to do is look at a map to understand why Sussex County, Delaware – a bucolic patch of sand, ocean, marsh, wildlife, bays, farms and fishing – has been a favored escape for industrialists, Washington DC lawyers and immigrant...
  • Chef Mario Batali Farmers food rock stars critical to the food on your plate
    Chef Mario Batali Farmers food rock stars critical to the food on your plate
    Who’s your daddy? Where you do go to get your most beloved special ingredients for your recipes divine? Farmers spend months magically tending the soil and going over just the right seeds. The interest in locally grown food has increased 76...
  • "I love this plant.  We owe our lives to it." Juan de la Cruz, Peru
    Fair Trade: Making life fair for farmers
    Life isn’t always fair. While not the most optimistic statement, it is certainly true. But what if you could make life fair for more people just by the products you choose? Well, you can.Buying Fair Trade ensures that you’re getting...
  • Farm to Chef Maryland - 2014
    Farm to Chef: Buy your tickets now before they are all gone
    One of the best food events in Baltimore is almost here, the American Institute of Wine and Food will be hosting for the 5th year Farm to Chef on Monday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum.What makes it so special? It...
  • Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Yesterday, Congress passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 - H.R. 5078 with a vote of 262/152; 17 not voting, four Republicans and 13 Democrats. Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) put out a...
  • Tomatoes at the Farmer's Market
    Economics of Farmer's Markets
    Everyone loves browsing at a Farmer’s Market. The produce is right there in front of you, and you can sometimes talk directly to the actual farmer who grew them. And it’s a social occasion: you can talk to other people about the...
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