|No longer just chicken feed: Non-GMO feed market growing|
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 4/29/2016. By Ken Roseboro - The growing market for non-GMO verified meat, poultry, dairy, and egg products is increasing demand for non-GMO animal feed products. More feed suppliers are getting their products verified, but the new non-GMO feed market faces challenges such as oversupply and uncertain consumer demand.
|Farm Storage Loans Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 4/29/2016. Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that their Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program can now help finance portable storage structures, portable equipment, and storage and handling trucks in addition to continuing its longstanding capacity to finance stationary crop and cold storage on-farm facilities.
|Pingree, chefs, business pros head to Cuba on an organic mission|
Bangor Daily News - 4/29/2016. By Kathleen Pierce - Growing organic fruits and vegetables is a choice in this country. But in Cuba, a decades-long trade embargo coupled with a food crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union has made it a necessity. And it’s one that could change as diplomatic relations on this nearby island are re-established.