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Good News: Farmers Markets Transcend the Urban/Rural Divide

Good News: Farmers Markets Transcend the Urban/Rural Divide

By Alex Canepa, Farmers Market Coalition - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

No matter how you voted on election day, chances are you’ve read a headline like this: “Election Highlights a Growing Rural/Urban Divide.” In all the post-election hubbub, media outlets from the New York Times to Fox News agreed on one thing—there's a distinct divide between urban and rural Americans. Read More »

Farm Credit Supports National Farm to School Month

Farm Credit Supports National Farm to School Month

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, October 27, 2016

As National Farm to School Month winds to a close, Farm Credit is highlighting activities and events sponsored by some of our member organizations across the country. As with our national sponsorship of this organization, these local and regional activities demonstrate Farm Credit’s broad support for the important goals of the National Farm to School Network (NFSN): educating children and their families about how their food is grown; increasing access to and consumption of fresh, locally raised food in our schools; and supporting local farmers and local economies by encouraging the development of local markets. Read More »

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From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Food hubs are a growing movement across the country and are focused on making healthy, local food accessible to a broader audience while ensuring fair returns to farmers. A break from the traditional approach to food marketing and distribution, food hubs have been in need of more data to give growers insights about how best to organize, price and operate to achieve their social objective and earn enough revenue to succeed. Read More »

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Growing Agriculture in the Big City

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, May 26, 2014

From backyard chickens to rooftop gardens, city dwellers across the country are bringing food production closer to home in large population centers that have been divorced from the farm for generations. This grassroots urban agriculture movement meets economic, food supply and social needs, in some cases helping eliminate food deserts where residents find it difficult to access fresh foods. Read More »