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Farm Bill Passes Senate

Policy | June 22, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The U.S. Senate passed a historic Farm Bill Thursday, paving the way for an important fight in the House to preserve measures for conservation, local food economies, and healthy food for families and school children....

Civic Sausage: Watch the Farm Bill

Policy | April 25, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Farm Bill is worth watching if you care about investing in local food and farm jobs, the environment, family-scale agriculture, and healthy, local food for schools, kids, and families....

Farmers Fear New Pig Rule

Policy | April 17, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is enforcing a new policy that threatens the livelihoods of small farms raising heritage breeds of pigs that are popular with chefs and others buying in local food markets....

Snyder Samples TC's Local Food Efforts

Healthy Food | March 16, 2012 | By Diane Conners

New "10 cents" project advocates for an additional dime to be spent on each student's meal in local schools. ...

Snyder Samples Traverse' Local Food Efforts

March 16, 2012 | By Diane Conners

Menu offered Farm to School, a ‘dime’ campaign, reading to kids...

State Bill Sparks Worries Over Local Farm to School Programs

April 13, 2011 | By Diane Conners

Privatizing cafeterias could hamper food buying, preparation, innovation...

On the Road to Farm Prosperity in N.W. Michigan

February 16, 2011 | By Diane Conners

Summit sees signs of success for nascent local food economy...

For Some Kids, Farm to School a Health Lifeline

February 3, 2011 | By Diane Conners

Programs also boost local farms, change children’s tastes...

A Bridge to Better Food:

December 22, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Businesses, farm markets, agencies help families buy fresh, healthy fare...

Wanted: Fresh, Healthy Food for Kids

December 8, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Grand Vision group builds local economy with region’s bounty...

Onekama School Finds Recipe for Success

November 19, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Cafeteria’s local food pleases students, parents, teachers, and bean counters...

Congress: Don’t Be Tardy on Farm to School

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Betti Wiggins, operations manager for food service in Detroit Public Schools, is determined to serve more Michigan-grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the 52,000 kids she feeds at lunchtime each day....

McCain, Roberts, and Chambliss: Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Diane Conners

I just spent five days in Phoenix, Ariz., with 650 farmers, researchers, health professionals, young people, and community advocates from across the country who are working on new markets for farms, economic development for communities, and healthy diets ...

Detroit Farm to School Conference Set For May

Blog Archive | April 23, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Michigan is set to hear from some of the leading innovators of farm to school programs in the country during the Taking Root: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Detroit in May. And that’s not all....

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