|It's Time to Stand Up With Family Farmers|
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013. By Willie Nelson - Every year, come harvest season, we gather for the annual Farm Aid concert. Artists, farmers, activists and eaters, we come together to recognize the crucial importance of family farmers. We take account of how far we've come and we renew our spirits for the fights ahead. We stand with family farmers.
|The solution to America’s food waste problem: Feed people|
Grist - 9/23/2013. By Andrea Appleton - Joe Hamilton and Arthur Morgan belong to a new food recovery organization called Gather Baltimore. Every week – under the direction of the energetic, foul-mouthed Morgan – volunteers collect some 15 tons of fresh produce that would otherwise end up in the compost, or more likely, the landfill. Then they give it away to people who need it.
|Humanity's Heating of Planet is Planting Seeds of Hunger: Report|
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013. By Jon Queally - A new Oxfam report, titled Growing Disruption: Climate Change, Food, and the Fight Against Hunger, has found that human-driven climate change will leave vulnerable families "caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions."
|Sunrise Ag Microloan Fund to Benefit Washington County Farmers|
Bangor Daily News - 9/23/2013. By Will Tuell - Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and an anonymous donor from the local farming community have teamed up to offer Washington County food producers increased access to capital through a new revolving loan fund.