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  • deal on GMO labeling
    In this week’s sustainable agriculture news the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announces job openings and discusses farmworker safety rules and a new deal on GMO Labeling in the Senate. Appropriations Bills Would Block Clean Water and Farmworker Safety Rules – Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had finalized the Clean Water Rule, a rule intended to clarify the scope of the agency’s jurisdiction over the “waters of the [...]
  • FamilyFarmed
    FamilyFarmed is staging a writing competition for case studies of farmers who are succeeding at direct marketing, for our upcoming Direct Market Success training manual. And we are giving $500 away — plus copies of FamilyFarmed’s upcoming Direct Market Success best practices and training manual. Here’s what’s up: We are producing a Direct Market Success training manual, and need great case studies of farmers and other producers — across the United States — who are succeeding at [...]
  • Legally Resilient CSA Workbook
    Farm Commons is excited to release their Building a Legally Resilient CSA Workbook! This resource guides farmers through the complex and subtle legal issues that affect Community Supported Agriculture programs around the country. The approach empowers farmers to understand, assess, and manage the risks specific to their CSA operation. Farmers will find tips, tools, and resources to build CSA programs that can thrive over the long term. The Building a Legally Resilient CSA Workbook is [...]
  • Farm Aid 2016
    We’re very excited to announce that this year’s Farm Aid concert will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17. Farm Aid 2016 comes to Jiffy Lube Live to shine a spotlight on the family farmers whose hard work and ingenuity are essential for all of us. Farm Aid 2016 will feature Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson and many more artists. Get the full lineup here. Farm Aid 2016 will be a full day of [...]
  • deal on GMO labeling
    How Well is Farm Credit Serving Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers? – One hundred years after Congress first created the Farm Credit System (FCS), a national network of financial institutions owned by farmers and their cooperatives and focused on providing credit to farmers, FCS remains an important source of capital for young, beginning, and small farmers across the country. However, FCS has not yet shown progress in increasing the share of their lending portfolio that provides [...]
  • sustainable agriculture funding opportunities and grants
    Current sustainable agriculture funding opportunities and grants: Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education Micro Grants The Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education is calling for micro grant proposals up to $1,500. Projects must pertain to organic research and/or education and be of benefit to OCIA-certified members. Proposals are reviewed each March 15 and November 15, but may be submitted year-round. Montana Farm to School Summit Scholarships Montana [...]