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    Mint Creek Farm is a 230 acre, Certified Organic, grass-fed livestock farm located about 80 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. They have a wide diversity of livestock including sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks and seasonal turkeys. Mint Creek Farm is seeking interns/crew members to start immediately for the fall into the winter.  This is a paid, full-time position with room and board available. Come learn and gain an understanding of how to raise livestock and poultry organically on [...]
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    Local Foods, Local Places Initiative Accepting Applications The Local Foods, Local Places Initiative is now accepting applications from communities looking to integrate local food systems as part of their economic action plans. Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. The program is supported by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and [...]
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    CONGRESSIONAL NEWS What’s in the Senate Funding Bill for Sustainable Agriculture? The agriculture appropriations bill advanced today by the Senate Appropriations Committee provides $20.51 billion to fund the activities of the USDA and the FDA for FY16. Total funding in the bill is $65 million lower than this year’s funding levels, and $24 million below what the President requested for next year. The bill sailed easily through both the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and full [...]
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    Got organic? From Slate; by Leah Douglas; May 14, 2015 “Got Milk?” “Pork: The Other White Meat.” “The Incredible Edible Egg.” “Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner.” For years, these familiar slogans have highlighted the importance of American kitchen staples. What better represents the American way of eating than a glass of milk with your cookies or a hamburger on the grill? On billboards and television, these ubiquitous marketing campaigns have long shaped public perception of [...]
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    Preservation Station has come to Michigan! Preservation station is an enclosed mobile cargo trailer that unpacks into a high-efficiency, three-season food preservation kitchen and workshop space. Staffed by a canning expert, the trailer can be pulled onto farms, community gardens, farm markets or your own backyard at the peak of produce ripeness. We we host private parties in your yard or at your farm for 6 to 12. Contact us to make reservations for the 2016 season. Photo by Michael Murphy IV [...]
  • Adding LEDs to Farm Equipment to Increase Productivity and Save Energy
    In order to be productive on the farm, it is imperative that we are able to see what we’re doing. With shorter days right around the corner, the ability to get farm work done will soon be greatly diminished. Sure the sun will rise an early hour thanks to daylight savings time, but it can be tough at times to rise right along with it. In cases such as this, having good lighting options around your farm and especially on your farm equipment can be very advantageous. A popular addition to farm [...]