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Congressman Tom Rice announces food distribution partnership in Marion County

SCNOW Morning News 07 May 2021
One of them is to talk about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program that will provide meals here in Marion.” ... distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program ... Rice said the Farmers to Families Food Box Program helps farmers and prevents food from going to waste.
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MoFA targets 2 million farmers for 2021 PFJ

Business Ghana 07 May 2021
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has stepped up efforts to mobilise up to two million farmers onto the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for the 2021 farming season ... “In the coming years, the aim is to consolidate what we achieved over the years and to expand it to benefit more farmers,” he told the Daily Graphic in Accra.
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Free trolley will connect three low-income neighborhoods to Schenectady Greenmarket

The Daily Gazette 07 May 2021
The Greenmarket accommodates customers with benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the former food stamp program, and customers can maximize those benefits at the farmers market, according to Cheryl Whilby, Schenectady Greenmarket’s market manager.
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Dandelion Days and local high school plant sale fundraiser set for Saturday

Post Independent 07 May 2021
The event is free to attend and this year will also debut Carbondale Tourism’s new Farm + Food map ... Spokesperson Sarah-Jane Johnson wrote in an email that after local stakeholders completed an agri-tourism development and training workshop, farmers, ranchers and restaurant business owners came together to develop the Farm + Food map.
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Opinion: Support Double SNAP Dollars program with HB 235

Missoulian 06 May 2021
HB 235 supports the Montana Double SNAP Dollars program, making a small but meaningful investment in our farmers, while helping families, seniors and other Montanans afford fresh, healthy food ... Double SNAP Dollars helps people afford healthy, local food, while generating additional revenue for small farmers.
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Wheat procurement drive yet to pick up momentum

The News International 06 May 2021
Although the provincial food department has distributed so far 98 percent of gunny bags among farmers for sale of wheat, daily flow of wheat could not cross 200,000 tons ... In order to sufficiently procure wheat during ongoing season, the food directorate needs to be proactive in reaching out to genuine farmers by offering logistic support.
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Women farmers urged to add value to their products

Business Ghana 06 May 2021
Hajia Alima Sagito Saeed, the Executive Director of SWIDA-GH, said women farmers played key role in the informal and formal stages of food value chains, including; producing, processing, trading and consumption. She stated that fostering food value chains had become both a ...
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Farmers markets return for summer season with samples, live music and social distancing

The State Journal-Register 06 May 2021
Vendor samples, live entertainment and kids’ programming are back at some locales for the summer 2021 farmers market season ... Encouraging food production ... At the Illinois Products Farmers’ Market that balance means live bands, wines and craft beers available for sale and food vendors, so long as all consumption is done al fresco.
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Agric Minister touts AGRA as true, dependable partner

Graphic 06 May 2021
The Planting for Food and Jobs, running in five strategic modules, is geared towards enhancing food security, job creation, improved incomes for farmers and the general improvement of the economy ... increase productivity of small holder farmers in selected food crops and vegetables Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).
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'We Are Each Other's Harvest' tells history of Black farmers

The Galveston Daily News 06 May 2021
Others persevered and then lost their land through lack of financial literacy or problems with banks, the Food and Drug Administration or the Farm Service Administration, the latter which, suggested one farmer, seemed to have been created to make problems ... Like folks a century ago, Black farmers know that sticking together is best for all.
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Crackdown on wheat hoarders continues: Aleem

The News International 06 May 2021
He added that food department had procured more than 2.6 million metric tons of wheat while the distribution of more than 98% "bardana" to the farmers in the province had also been completed. Aleem Khan said that food department and district administration had been providing all ...
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The Ravalli County Extension office will be at Hamilton Farmers Market all season

Ravalli Republic 06 May 2021
The Ravalli County Extension Office will have a multi-purpose information booth all season keeping a continual presence at the Hamilton Farmers Market ... This is the second year of Hamilton Farmers Market participants accepting our Double SNAP dollars to spread food security.” ... SNAP and Double SNAP work to alleviate food insecurity.
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3 surprising ways dairy farmers are implementing sustainability on their farms

The Blackshear Times 06 May 2021
dairy farmers have an enterprising spirit and a long legacy of being responsible stewards of the land and animals under their care,” said Karen Scanlon, senior vice president of environmental stewardship for the Innovation Center for U.S ... Turning food waste into energy ... Dairy farmers in every corner of the U.S.
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Small food providers come to the rescue

The Paducah Sun 06 May 2021
A cadre of business school economists, high-tech speculators and corporate planners have been hyping and investing billions in a food-economy model that renders many millions — family farmers, local restauranteurs, independent food processors, small grocers and food workers — passe.
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Liberty City Local farmers market returns Saturday

Longview News-Journal 06 May 2021
Why not start a farmers market? ... “I was really proud of my hometown that had done this, and I thought ‘Well, why can’t we have a farmers market to showcase this?’” ... Farmers markets were deemed essential and were allowed to operate because it involved selling food and produce.
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