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Record rainfall, flooding and wind damage are punishing farmers across the Midwest, with fields and livestock under standing water. For some family farmers and ranchers already teetering on the edge from low prices and an ongoing trade war, this latest disaster is the last thing they need.
If you’ve been impacted by this recent disaster, there are a number of national and state assistance programs that can provide support. Please look through the list of resources, expertly curated by the National Farmers Union, whose Farm Crisis Center is a good starting point.
Please also take a look at our Resource Guide for Disaster Assistance (also available as a printable PDF), which covers everything from who to contact, to what to document if you’ve been impacted by a disaster.
This tool, created by the MPH@GW program, makes it easy to understand, and teach others about, individual-level impact on climate change. The guide provides effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint by filtering how much time, money, and effort a person chooses to invest.
A report analyzing what the mid-atlantic region grows, including the economic impact of the local farms and markets.
This article is an exploration of whiteness in the farmers market movement and a suggestion of ways to shift towards a more anti-racist politics of food at farmers markets.
Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean Coloradoans can’t find farm-fresh meat and veggies at their local farmers market. Colorado is home to 35 winter markets and festivals. Find them here.
Nevada Grown: A Year in Local Food brings together 150 recipes from farmers, ranchers, professional chefs, and home chefs. Featuring produce as diverse as kohlrabi, sorrel, and kale, each vibrant and fresh recipe highlights food grown in Nevada.
This beautiful one-pager compares the values and attributes of farmers market fresh produce to store-bought varieties.
What was FMC up to in the 2014 fiscal year which ended on May 31, 2015? A LOT! In this gathering of members, FMC’s Executive Director, Jen Cheek, runs through national farmers market trends, the latest activities at FMC, and FMC’s priorities moving forward. THIS is the video to check out if you are curious about FMC’s work and accomplishments.
This resource, created by Maria Bowman of Grow Pittsburgh, is a curriculum and worksheet for children’s education at the farmers market. It can enhance education outreach at your farmers market.