WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
MARSHALL — No knock against convenience stores, but the United States Department of Agriculture is changing focus to support the development of farmers markets, food processing and cold storage facilities in rural communities, according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, DC — After two successful local foods conferences in 2007 and 2008, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has announced that he will sponsor another conference on the topic. The Home Grown Economy 2010 – Equipping You to Build Community Based Food Systems, will be Feb. 15 and 16 at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
MARSHALL — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, will host a public meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 17 to discuss opportunities in the 2008 Farm Bill for growing markets in organic, locally grown and sustainable agriculture.
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