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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
2013 Locavore Index ranks states in terms of commitment to local foods
Strolling of the Heifers - 4/13/2013.
The top five states for locavorism, according to the 2013 Locavore Index, are Vermont (first), Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Iowa, while the bottom five are Texas (last), Florida, Louisiana, Arizona and Nevada.
Belfast fish company to double production, add 40-50 workers
Bangor Daily News - 4/13/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Belfast: At Ducktrap River of Maine, the smokers - and employees - are working six days a week to meet the ever-increasing demand for products such as smoked Atlantic salmon, trout and mackerel, but still can't keep up.
Whole Foods pushes forward on product labeling initiatives
American-Statesman (Austin) - 4/13/2013.
Over the past few years, the natural foods grocer has rolled out a series of standards regarding animal welfare, seafood sustainability and genetically modified ingredients that is unprecedented in scope for a major food retailer. While most supermarket chains have their own sets of standards, Whole Foods' appear to be the most stringent in the industry, analysts say.
Manure spraying takes hold on some Wisconsin farms - and not everybody's happy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 4/13/2013.
By Lee Bergquist - New methods of spreading manure on farm fields are becoming the latest flashpoint of conflict among farmers, their neighbors and environmentalists.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

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February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

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