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USDA Increasing Opportunities for Farmers Across the Country; Fight for 2018 Farm Bill: Still Delayed; Overlapping Communities in Rural America

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Applicant Webinars Press release from the Agricultural Marketing Service: On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to … Read More

Time to Begin Sowing Seeds; USDA Announces Support for a More Resilient Food System; Big Wins for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United; Seattle Swings Into Food Policy Action

Don’t Wait! Start Sowing Seeds Now It’s time to think of sowing peppers and eggplants, and long-season crops that need heat and time to produce, but it’s also time to get sowing those peas, lettuces, scallions, radishes and greens that … Read More

October 27-29: Mindful Agriculture Center’s Autumn Program

CONNECTING TO THE SOIL, SELF AND THE ECONOMY   The Institute for Mindful Agriculture invites you to the AUTUMN MODULE of its SEASONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAM The Institute for Mindful Agriculture is committed to helping all of us improve our relationship with … Read More

EPA Prioritizes Big Industries First; Puerto Rico’s Agricultural Sector Impacted by Maria, Melania Trump Says NO to GMO, Say What?

Scott Pruitt Putting Industry First… Let’s Not Turn a Blind Eye! “In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, … Read More

September 16: Harvest Herbs @Peconic Land Trust

Harvesting and Enjoying Herbs @Peconic Land Trust When: September 16, Saturday @10-11:45am Where: Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold The herb garden offers its bounty in September – please join the community at Peconic Land Trust to explore with herbalist Heather … Read More

GMO Food Labeling Laws NOW; Reject Sam Clovis for USDA Chief Scientist; Stay Informed and Protect Clean Water; Fight Big Oil

Tell the Administration to Label GMOs Now   “Last year, after several states passed laws requiring labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, the federal government finally passed a GE food labeling law. But the devil is in the details, now … Read More

Keep the Soil, Not the Grass; Artists’ Share More Than Fruit; Healthy School Food is Here to Stay; NY Fast-Food Workers Make Political Gains; Nestle Comments to Protect Food Safety

U.S. Pays Farmers Billions To Save The Soil. But It’s Blowing Away – NPR, the Salt In recent years, dust storms have returned, driven mainly by drought. But, according to rural residents and others, farmers are “making the problem worse by … Read More

Stop Deconstruction of the EPA; Help Protect Farm Workers; Protest the Veto of Farm to Food Bank Bill; Say NO to Chemicals in Our Food; Save the Bees and Support Organics

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The EPA is Being Deconstructed Right Now Trump campaigned on a promise to revoke much of Obama’s legacy, including regulations on climate change. He’s made good on that promise at the EPA by nominating Pruitt to head the agency, a man … Read More

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