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Stories with subject: Local food
  • Institutions like hospitals can help local mid-size farms 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 1:04 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - At Oregon Health & Science University recently, the lunch offerings included sandwiches made with organic chicken breast - locally sourced - on focaccia bread, baked locally and delivered daily. Plus salad made from local greens. Not a pre-packaged, mass-produced item in sight.

  • Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 11:23 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state's largest craft beer brewer moving into a larger facility.

  • USDA offers funding for farmers markets, local food programs 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 8:34 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's focus has traditionally been on food production, agriculture and natural resources but under the administration of President Barack Obama the USDA also has taken on a broader rural economic development role.

  • Students at Vermont Tech get dairy farm immersion experience 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 6:27 pm

    NORWICH, Vermont - Students at Vermont Technical College will get a chance to be fully immersed in the ins and out of life as a dairy farmer after the donation of a 350-acre dairy farm.

  • New hybrid grapes help grow wine industry in cold US regions story has photos
    Updated: Jun-07-15 11:16 am

    CORINTH, New York - The Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.