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  • Nov 12, 2014 Virginia Farmer Balances Family, Farming and Flying with the Air National Guard
  • From the deserts of Afghanistan, to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, James “Buck” Holsinger has served his country as a pilot and a farmer. From an early age, Buck dreamed of becoming a pilot. After the events of September 11, 2001, he made the decision to enlist. For two tours in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010, Buck [...]

  • Nov 05, 2014 Always Home Grown or Homemade In South Dakota
  • Here in South Dakota, we’re proud of the agricultural products we produce, and local farmer’s markets are a great venue to get these products directly in the hands of consumers. One market I wanted to single out is the Country Farmer’s Market held in our capital of Pierre, South Dakota. Terry Lehmkuhl of Springerridge Barnyard [...]

  • Oct 29, 2014 Building Local Food Systems, Cooperatively
  • As part of USDA’s ongoing celebration of National Cooperatives Month, please join us for an upcoming webinar exploring the intersection of two important economic trends: a new wave of cooperative development and the rapid growth in demand for local foods. This webinar – The Role of Cooperatives in Local Food Systems Development, on Thursday, Oct. [...]

  • Oct 28, 2014 Organic 101: The National Organic Standards Board – Representing the Organic Community
  • From Shayla Bailey, USDA:  This is the twentieth installment of the Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic regulations. To mark the 20th milestone, USDA invited Dr. Jean Richardson, Chair of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), to be a guest author. The NOSB provides critical support to the USDA and [...]

  • Oct 23, 2014 Organic 101: “Organic” in the Brand Name…Organic in the Package
  • This is the nineteenth installment of the Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic regulations. When consumers see the word “organic” on a product package or label, they have expectations about what is inside the package.  The National Organic Program (NOP), part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), protects the integrity of the organic label by [...]

     

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