Letter from FMC Concerning Food Safety

What follows is a reprint of a letter sent to FMC members on March 12 Dear Fellow Farmers Market Advocate, In the last few days, there has been much discussion and speculation surrounding H.R. 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act ...
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USDA Seeks Reviewers for FMPP Applications

WASHINGTON,  April 2, 2009 –– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites individuals to share their expertise in reviewing project proposals for the 2009 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant program.  The FMPP program began in 2006, ...
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Quaker Oats Offers Community Hunger Mini-Grants

Quaker Oats is offering grants for projects that will help combat hunger in your community. The Quaker Go Grant program will select twenty winners each month from April through August 2009. Winners will each receive a $500 cash grant to ...
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Wallace Center Publishes Case Studies of Value-Added Enterprises

Reaping the benefits of diversity isn’t just an advantage of the natural world, but also a measure small farmers can encourage in their own business practices. Value-adding is an efficient, low-risk way to diversify income streams in a way that ...
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Maine Farmers’ Market Convention Offers Networking and Training Opportunities

For Immediate Release (207) 664-2424, ext. 4452 Winter Harbor - The Maine Farmers’ Market Convention, held last weekend on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Acadia National Park, drew farmers, farmers’ market managers and municipal officials ...
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Grants Available though the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) provides resources to support the development of education, outreach, curricula, workshops, educational teams, training, and technical assistance programs to assist beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States and its territories in ...
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