April 12th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Making fresh local food more accessible to consumers and lucrative farmers is the goal of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, introduced to Congress this week by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).
Read More:Senators Introduce Generous Bill: Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act of 2013
July 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In efforts to raise money for local dairy farmers, New England states have partnered on a campaign that asks area colleges, universities and other institutions including the Vermont-based ice cream shop Ben & Jerry’s to charge more for milk. The “extra” money is being routed to the region’s struggling dairy farmers to help them stay in business.
Read More:Saving America’s Family Farms: How Much More Are You Willing to Pay for Milk?
December 6th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The demand for local food is exceeding the infrastructure says a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service, titled Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States.
Read More:Is Demand for Local Food Growing Too Fast?
July 14th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The Environmental Working Group, best known for the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists of fruits and vegetables most and least exposed to pesticides, has compiled a helpful list about the farm bill that Congress is expected to enact over the next 18 months.
Read More:America’s Farm Bill: Good, Bad or Both?