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Program Will Influence Wisconsin Farmers Markets UPDATED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:42am By Maureen McCollum Listen The U.S. Senate has passed the long-awaited $956 billion Farm Bill, and a small portion of that funding will go towards programs aimed at growing local food systems. Funding for the Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program tripled in this … Continue reading New Farm Bill Contains More Funds To Encourage Eating Local Foods
The WI Local Food Network board is holding elections for six open seats, and we have excellent candidates from across the state running for these positions. Will you take a few moments to vote for the new leaders of the WI Local Food Network? You can learn about the candidates here: https://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/about/board-of-directors/2013-14-board-of-directors-election-main-page/ And you can … Continue reading 2014 WLFN Board of Directors Elections now open
http://www.animalwelfareapproved.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Food-Infrastructure-and-Distribution-W-King-Winter-2011.pdf FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION: Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel Farmers and ranchers have a unique opportunity to meet consumer demand for sustainably produced food. But they need to start working together to develop regional brands and to identify ways to use existing food infrastructure. BY WARREN KING, WELLSPRING MANAGEMENT Read the newspapers or turn … Continue reading FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION: Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel
Action Alert from Bridget Holcomb, Associate Policy Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Farmers across Wisconsin have increased sales because of projects funded by Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grants. People who care about buying Wisconsin products now find them at more grocery stores, on more menus, and at more markets, and children eat them in more … Continue reading Wisconsin’s local foods program – Buy Local Buy Wisconsin – is at risk.
A vibrant movement is afoot in cities across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health, economic outlook, and vitality of their communities through urban farming. Advocates are illustrating that urban agriculture is a pathway to making healthy food more available for low-income communities, a key to shifting the conversation on … Continue reading Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture (Webinar & Resources)