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April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

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Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 14, 2014

 

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Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

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More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

February 8, 2014

Connections 

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Shop Like A Chef, Finally Farm Bill, Broccoli Soup

Shopping as a way of connecting with your town. Lawmakers reached a compromise on the farm bill. Uplands Peak rescues farm animals. Broccoli soup for dinner.

December 11, 2013

To Be Continued 

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Farm Bill Kicked To Next Year

Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.

December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

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Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

October 18, 2013

Cash For Corn 

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Expected Bumper Crop Has Price Of Corn Dropping

Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.

March 29, 2013

Dark Rider 

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‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Passes Senate, Becomes Law

The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?

December 29, 2012

Cliffhanger 

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Farm Bill: No News Not Necessarily Good News

As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.

November 30, 2012

Would You Like A Raise With That? 

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Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

December 28, 2011

Rising Costs 

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Packaged Food Companies Feel Penny Pinch

Food costs more than it did this time last year, and the effects are hitting the consumer.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

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Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

December 9, 2011

'Bottoming Out' 

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World Food Prices Fall For Fifth Month

The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization looked at 55 food groups to determine the prices for the month of November.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

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Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 29, 2011

Peanut Problems 

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Peanut Prices Put Squeeze On Food Banks

The hallmark of the PB & J isn't just jumping in price -- rising peanut butter prices could mean a shortage at food banks.

November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

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Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

November 18, 2011

Turkey Troubles 

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Turkey Shortage At Food Banks Nationwide

Turkeys are in short supply at food banks this Thanksgiving. Pantry owners cite increased food costs and the economy.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

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Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

May 26, 2011

Economy Of Farming  

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Small Farms Make Good Food And Good Economy

Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.

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