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To Avoid Food Supply Chain Crisis, Bill Introduced to Help Small Farms Serve Local Consumers

Today, U.S. Representatives Thomas Massie and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced legislation to make it easier for small farms and ranches to serve consumers. The PRIME (Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption) Act would give individual states freedom to permit intrastate distribution of custom-slaughtered meat such…

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Another Maine Town Passes a Food Sovereignty Ordinance; Foundation to Hinder FDA Control

By Michael Maharrey FAIRFIELD, Maine (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Fairfield town council unanimously passed a food sovereignty ordinance last month. The ordinance not only frees local farmers and consumers from onerous state regulations, but it will also create an environment hostile to federal regulations and…

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USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia…

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