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 [...]
Local Orbit Founder & CEO, Erika Block, is in New York this week. On Monday she’ll be talking about the transformative role of technology in local food economies at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s Annual Conference. On Thursday she’ll be speaking as part of a new series of talks [...]
As a recognized leader in supporting Detroit’s local food economy, Atlas Wholesale Food Company has teamed up with Local Orbit and Detroit Eastern Market to streamline the distribution link and improve transparencies between wholesale buyers and farm producers. “Connecting the dots is what it is all about. In a lot [...]
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 [...]