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Sweeping study of US farm data shows loss of crop diversity the past 34 years

U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S.

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Wrapping up 2015 with ACEnet

Of all of the end of year requests for support for food system work that have been in my inbox this week, this is only one of two that I am going to post about. 275 more words

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What Urbanists Can Learn From Foodies – Next City

I read Next City faithfully, because like many food system activists, I am also a student of any kind of civic engagement strategy, including urban design. 291 more words

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2015 Growing Food and Justice for All Chicago 9/25-9/27

Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM – Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL…

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Taking the Challenge: Eating Healthy and Delicious in Rural Alabama

These videos are an important piece of the puzzle for everyone (including farmers) to understand what shoppers on benefit programs go through to shop for their families. 103 more words

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Open source gleaning model helps NC market farmers address hunger issues

I had the great pleasure to become acquainted in 2012 with this innovative program that is closely linked to the North Carolina farmers markets and individual farmers to get food flowing to more people- but this model made sure that it was NOT at the expense of farmers businesses. 52 more words

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Farmers Market Metrics Vendor Metrics Released

Farmers Market Impact Metrics Released for First Season of Testing
Research project addresses the need for consistent measurement of farmers market impacts nationwide.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the national nonprofit, the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) released metrics this week that will allow markets and their partners to gather data on vendor and customer activities. 505 more words

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