In: Local Food Systems
Lawmakers want to make poultry companies responsible for chicken manure in Maryland
- February 4, 2016
- Cade Collister
Posted February 4, 2016 The Baltimore Sun reports that some Maryland lawmakers want to make large poultry processors responsible for the...
Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council
- December 16, 2014
Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according...
Russia’s Import Ban Helps Local Farms
- November 25, 2014
Posted November 25, 2014 Russia’s ban on western imports of food products has strengthened local, organic farms, according to The...
Tulsa Reconsiders Ordinance Amendment for Food Truck Owners
- May 23, 2014
Posted May 23, 2014 An ordinance amendment which could affect the distance that food trucks would have to operate from...
MI Agriculture Commission Approves Changes to Right to Farm Protection
- May 1, 2014
Posted May 1, 2014 The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted, in a special session, to adopt changes...
Charlotte Food Truck Owners Criticize Proposed Ordinance
- April 25, 2014
Posted April 25, 2014 Food truck vendors in Charlotte, North Carolina are voicing their concerns over a proposed city ordinance...
USDA Announces New Efforts to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farmers
- March 18, 2014
Posted March 18, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...
Webinar: Legal Issues with Adding Value to Farm Products
- March 12, 2014
Posted March 12, 2014 Farm Commons will offer a webinar on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. CDT on the...
CA Bill would Create Office of Farm to Fork
- February 27, 2014
Posted February 27, 2014 California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez introduced a bill that would create the “Office of Farm...
Group Urges Congress for a New Approach to Food and Agricultural Policy
- February 7, 2014
Posted February 7, 2014 Co-chairs of AGree, a food and agricultural policy group, are urging Congress to try a new...
Maine Bill Would Create Local Food Hubs
- February 5, 2014
Posted February 5, 2014 A Maine bill would support the expansion of “food hubs,” where small-scale farmers can store, cut...
Survey Shows Farm to School Legislation is on Rise
- January 9, 2014
Posted January 9, 2014 An updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey shows in 2012 and 2013, twenty states...
USDA Announces Grants to Help Schools Buy Local Food
- November 25, 2013
Posted November 25, 2013 USDA announced grants for 71 projects over 42 states and the District of Columbia to connect...
Lawsuit Challenges MN “Cottage Foods” Restrictions
- November 25, 2013
Posted November 25, 2013 A Minnesota business owner recently filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s “cottage foods” law, according to...
Raw Milk Producer Sues Oregon Ag Dept. Over Advertising Ban
- November 22, 2013
Posted November 22, 2013 An Oregon dairy owner recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state Department of...