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2012-09-20 02:29:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement. The U.S. will observe the second annual National Farm to School Month this October, but the Farm to School movement dates back to the early '90s, when only a handful of programs existed. Today, over...

2012-09-19 06:24:08

Food From Family Farms Stars At Farm Aid 2012 Central Pennsylvania Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavor to All-Day Music Festival HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2012 at Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 22 will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 29,000 fans to celebrate the good food that family farms provide us all. From interactive, hands-on workshops in the HOMEGROWN Village to holding a food collection for those in need,...

2012-08-08 10:26:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized August as "Produce Month" during a visit to a Scranton area farmers market. At the market, farmers donated more than one ton of locally grown produce to help feed area residents in need. Cooperative Farmers Market of Scranton vendors and Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association members donated fresh produce including, broccoli, peaches, and sweet corn to the Weinberg...

2012-07-10 02:23:35

NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For anyone who has ever visited a farmers market, the reasons for supporting local food producers are probably well known. For one thing, there is the simple matter of nutrition - to say nothing of concerns about fossil fuel reduction, and the decrease in other kinds of environmental impacts. In addition to these familiar arguments on behalf of local agriculture, however, there are other reasons why buying local food may be beneficial for everyone....

2012-04-20 14:20:25

NEW ORLEANS, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers where to buy fresh produce and seafood, and decorative plants and fish from innovative farms. The organization is a collaborative group of farmers, fishermen, educators, scientists and others who promote unique growing methods - recirculating farming. (Logo:...

2012-02-23 10:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm stands and farmers markets across Pennsylvania will share in $92,000 in federal grants to help expand their businesses and better connect consumers to nutritious, locally grown farm products, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced today. Thirty-one businesses in 22 counties received up to $7,500 in matching grant funds through the Direct Farm Sales Grant program, which is funded by the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant...

2009-03-20 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff recognized the vital role farmers and agribusinesses play in the lives of Pennsylvanians today as he helped unveil the Seem Family Seed Farm Incubator Project in Allentown, Lehigh County. The visit marked today's observance of National Agriculture Day. Governor Edward G. Rendell also proclaimed today "Agriculture Day" in Pennsylvania as part of National Agriculture Week, which runs from March 15-21....

2008-10-10 03:00:22

By Walker, Ben Farms should pool their produce and market it through French- style consortia so that the rural economy can fully exploit the premiums attached to traditionally produced foods, say experts. Professor Henry Buller, of the University of Exeter, told last week's Sustainable Development Research Network Conference that the rural economy was failing to make the most of the thumping premiums available to producers of locally grown foods because farms were continuing to operate...

2008-10-07 18:00:18

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese beverage firm Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Australian Dairy Farmers' yogurt license to New Zealand's leading dairy firm Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. For an undisclosed sum, Fonterra will acquire the rights to manufacture and sell the Australian firm's core yogurt brand SKI. Kirin plans to buy Dairy Farmers in November at the earliest through its National Foods Ltd. unit, Australia's biggest dairy company.END...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

Product: St Ronan's Pastoral Ltd Offerer: MyFarm How it works: New Zealand's economy relies a lot on farming, but there are not many investment opportunities in the sector. MyFarm offers some, in the form of equity partnerships in farms, but they are not for everybody. In fact they are for the unusually wealthy (assets of more than $2 million or $200,000 per year income for the past two years) or for those with farming knowledge, as there are no investment statements or prospectuses for...