New Meat Marketing Resources Available

The New York Small Farms Livestock Processing Work Team announced two new publications. Meat and Poultry at the Market: What a Farmers' Market Manager Needs to Know and Meat and Poultry at the Market: What a Farmer Needs to Know ...
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FMC Members Elect 2009 Board Members

On March 20th, the Farmers Market Coalition announced the outcome of its 2009 board of directors election.   Four existing directors were elected to second terms, including Jim Bingen, Janel Leatherman, Richard McCarthy, and Sharon Yeago. Fred Broughton of South Carolina ...
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Roger Johnson Elected as President of NFU

Roger Johnson was elected National Farmers Union’s 14th president during the organization’s 107th anniversary convention in March 2009.  On April 3, he will resign as the Commissioner of Agriculture in North Dakota, where he has served for twelve years. During ...
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2009 FMPP Funding Announced

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites proposals for the 2009 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant program.  The Notice of Funds Available for the FMPP was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2009. This is the fourth ...
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Local Food Could Trigger $30 Billion in Illinois Economic Activity

A statewide task force report delivered to the Illinois General Assembly presents a local farm-and-food development strategy that experts say could trigger $20 to $30 billion in new economic activity every year, creating thousands of new jobs while revitalizing rural ...
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2007 Ag Census Shows Increase in Diversity, Number of Small Farms

The number of farms in the United States has grown 4 percent and the operators of those farms have become more diverse in the past five years, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture released by the U.S ...
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