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Farmers market promotion grants available

Farmers market promotion grants available

MEDIA RELEASE Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking grant applicants for the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program. Approximately $10 million is available for marketing operations such as farmers markets, community supported agriculture and road-side stands. The grants, which are administered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, are available […]

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USDA unveils 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food'

USDA unveils ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’

MEDIA RELEASE Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan have unveiled the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, an interactive web-based document and map highlighting USDA support for local and regional food projects and successful producer, business and community case studies. While hosting a live webinar to highlight USDA’s work […]

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Funds to strengthen rural American economy

Funds to strengthen rural American economy

MEDIA RELEASE Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced the USDA has selected 298 recipients in 44 states and Puerto Rico to receive business development assistance through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. Merrigan made the announcement in Chicago after keynoting the “Local/Regional Food System Conference” hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Hawaii […]

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