The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced a new microloan program that provides emerging farmers with the low-interest start-up capital they need to operate and grow their businesses. “The new microloan program is aimed at bolstering the progress of producers through their start-up years by providing needed resources [...]
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In a report setting the agricultural agenda for President Obama’s second term, the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) calls for the federal perspective on agriculture to be “reimagined” as an “innovation ecosystem”, emphasizing a new vision for science and technology in agriculture and agricultural research in [...]
Detroit’s Eastern Market, along with the USDA and FamilyFarmed.org, is offering an excellent learning and networking opportunity for fruit and vegetable growers in Detroit. Eastern Market, a six block facility that has been feeding Detroit since 1891, will host a daylong workshop focusing on post-harvest handling, food safety and marketing [...]
We were so pleased this morning to see this excellent article on Detroit Eastern Market published on the homepage of MetroMode.com. Eastern Market “is the most comprehensive food hub in the nation” according to its president, Dan Carmody. Understanding their methods and learning from their model could significantly increase the [...]