Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Climate and Agriculture?


The Democratic presidential candidate supports a zero-emissions goal for ag and wants to incentivize carbon markets, but his platform makes no mention of animal agriculture or organic farming This story was originally published on Civil Eats. Animal agriculture’s climate impacts.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Now Open to Non-Agricultural Businesses, Including Restaurants

Restaurant Engine

For almost two months, applications to a $1,000-per-employee, grant-like program were limited to agricultural businesses. Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened its application window to non-agricultural businesses for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.


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Food, Agriculture Essential Workers Should Be Among Next in Line for Vaccine, CDC Panel Votes


Frontline essential workers, including those in the food production and agriculture sectors, should be next in line for the coronavirus vaccine , along with people ages 75 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proposed in an interim recommendation on December 20.

Climate Change Is Hurting Forests’ Ability To Filter Agricultural Nitrate Pollution

Earth Eats

A new study shows forests are really good at filtering contaminants out of water, but they’re not catching everything. Articles Blog Posts Content Type Earth Eats Homepage Harvest Public Media Subfeatured Top Story

‘Gangsta Gardener’ Ron Finley On The Magic Of Growing Your Own Food

Earth Eats

Earth Eats Homepage Podcasts Subfeatured Top Story Uncategorized community garden eggs fingerling potatoes Fritatta gangsta gardener harvest public media Hutton Honors College los angeles Madelyn Beck potatoes Ron Finley squash blossoms sustainable agriculture urban gardening youth gardeningThanks to Ron Finley, you can grow food on the public parkways in South Central L.A. and all over the city. Thanks to Ron Finley, you can grow food on the public parkways in South Central L.A.

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Vegetarian Chile Verde And A New Box Of Bees

Earth Eats

Content Type Earth Eats Homepage Podcasts Subfeatured Top Story Uncategorized agriculture annie corrigan beekeeping Chef Arlyn Llewellyn chile peppers chile verde enchilada farmers forests function brewing harvest public media honey bees jackfruit migrating birds mike bennett nitrates povers vegetarian water filtrationThe Chef at Function Brewing shares a recipe for Chile Verde using jackfruit instead of pork.

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By The Numbers: Glyphosate Use In The Midwest For Corn, Soybeans

Earth Eats

Articles Community Blogs Content Type Earth Eats Homepage Harvest Public Media Subfeatured Top Story Uncategorized agriculture farming glyphosate glyphosate herbicide illinois Iowa Nebraska round upWhen the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.

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Drones Support 21st Century Tea Cultivation


Do drones have a role to play in the future of agriculture? We will become increasingly challenged by climate change, so any opportunity to get a leg up on agricultural pests will allow tea farmers to support organic farming practices more effectively. Photo “Flying quadcopter drone agriculture farming” is copyright under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike Generic License 2.0 Tea Industry Agriculture Drones Tea technology

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Biden could do a lot to fight factory farming even without Congress


One of president-elect Biden’s most consequential Cabinet choices will be Secretary of Agriculture [link

How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?

Perfect Daily Grind

Syntropic agriculture is one agroecological model which is used in many industries, including in coffee production. To find out, I spoke to the pioneer of syntropic agriculture, Ernst Götsch, and two coffee farmers who use this model. What is syntropic agriculture?

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More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef is recalled over possible E. coli concerns

The Salt

Department of Agriculture said. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions related to consumption of the ground beef, which was shipped to stores nationwide, the U.S. Image credit: Jeff Amy/AP

Restaurant Supply Chain Issues Continue into 2023

Goliath Consulting

According to the US Agriculture Department data, “thirty-five percent of the world’s production of vegetable oil is palm oil, 29 percent is soybean, 14 percent is canola, and 9 percent is sunflower oil.” Grain and Cooking Oil Shortage.

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Global food prices hit their highest recorded levels last month, driven up by the war

The Salt

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says prices of food commodities like grains and vegetable oils soared in March following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Webinar series: USDA Grants for shared kitchens

The Food Corridor

Why: The USDA recently announced the availability of millions of dollars in competitive grant funding under the Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). USDA encourages projects that assist underserved local and regional agricultural businesses, producer networks and associations, and local and tribal government in responding to COVID-19 disruptions and impacts. million in grant funding was announced for the Local Agriculture Market Program alone.

Podcast 18: Reducing Food Waste – New Strategies and Solutions

Ken Burgin

Ken Burgin interviewed Dianne to find out what he’s learned from her research, and how that can be used by operators and the wider food production industry – the production chain moves from agriculture and harvesting, to processing, distribution and then use by foodservice or households. Dianne McGrath has been doing some remarkable work on sustainability in the hospitality industry.

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Culinary Cues

Similar problems rise up in agriculture as dairy farmers are faced with a diminished market for their product with the restaurant business in shutdown. Every day there are lessons to be learned.

Why we'll probably see avocado prices rise soon in the U.S.

The Salt

Department of Agriculture put a temporary suspension on avocados from Mexico after an inspector received a threat. Earlier this week, the U.S. Experts say it might lead to a change in supply and cost. Image credit: Armando Solis/AP

Federal Grants Programs for Shared Use Commercial Kitchens Supporting Local Food Systems

The Food Corridor

million in grant funding was announced for the Local Agriculture Market Program alone. Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, Tallahassee, Florida (Local Agriculture Market Program) . ” Foothills Farmers Market, Shelby, North Carolina (Local Agriculture Market Program)

Coffee News Recap, 1 Apr: Research finds coffee may increase life expectancy, ICO supports producer living wage programme & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

The partnership – led by the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council – is receiving funding from the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research programme. Sucafina invests in climate-smart agriculture start-up.

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

The Salt

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief. Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP

Addressing deforestation in coffee production

Perfect Daily Grind

In the simplest definition, deforestation is the removal of trees to increase land area for agricultural and commercial purposes. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations , an estimated 420 million hectares of forest have been lost since 1990.

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The FDA announces plans to ease the shortage of baby formula

The Salt

NPR's A Martinez talks to Meredith Lee, food and agriculture reporter at Politico, about a deal between manufacturer Abbott Nutrition and the FDA aimed at relieving an infant formula shortage

When consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint, food choices matter

The Salt

According to the World Bank, 20-30% of Earth's carbon emissions come from agriculture. When possible, consumers can reduce their carbon imprint through food choices

USDA Moves To Feed Millions Of Children Over The Summer

The Salt

Department of Agriculture announced it's expanding a pandemic program into the summer to help families pay for meals their children won't get in school. The U.S.

Coffee News Recap, 1 Jul: PRF Colombia takes place in Medellín, USDA estimates 2022/23 production will increase by 7.8 million bags & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Thu, 23 Jun – California brand Heirloom Coffee Roasters to launch organic and regenerative agriculture coffee. Heirloom’s Cooperativa Sacacli in Nicaragua will grow the coffee using regenerative agriculture farming techniques.

Black Farmers Still Await Debt Relief as Lawsuits Block Promised Aid


Department of Agriculture (USDA) from distributing debt relief to Black farmers — could have widespread negative consequences for any government efforts aimed at addressing historic inequities. “It’s during a sustainable agriculture conference in November.

Nut Thefts Are A Problem: They're Tough Cases To Crack

The Salt

Organized agricultural crime rings have long targeted California's pistachio and almond growers. Theft is becoming more of a serious concern as production has increased within the past few years. Image credit: Justin Kase Conder/ASSOCIATED PRESS

A guide to coffee production in Haiti

Perfect Daily Grind

Along with sugar, coffee helped to establish the country’s agricultural economy. However, after several US-imposed trade restrictions and years of dictatorial rule, as well as a declining agricultural workforce, coffee production waned again.

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Congratulations to her fellow recipients as well: Amanda Skidmore/Agriculture Business. Jonathan Moules/Agriculture Education.

What is Laurina coffee?

Perfect Daily Grind

During his first trip to the island, he says he spoke with the agricultural director there. A couple of months later, the agricultural director called him to go back to Réunion because they had found 30 coffee plants growing in the wild.

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Shared-Use Kitchen Food Business Survey

The Food Corridor

The Food Corridor’s latest collaboration is with Colorado State University and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service on a nationwide survey of food businesses operating out of shared-use kitchens. Are you a food business operating in a shared-use kitchen ?

As Food Supply Chain Breaks Down, Farm-To-Door CSAs Take Off

The Salt

Community Supported Agriculture programs that sell a weekly box of produce directly to consumers are popular amid concerns about grocery shopping during the pandemic.

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

Perfect Daily Grind

Most parents in Kenya don’t want their children to work in agriculture, especially if they are educated,” he adds. However, whether or not the problems around land succession in coffee production and an ageing agricultural population will worsen remains to be seen.

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How Restaurants Can Make 2021 the Year of Produce

Modern Restaurant Management

Many are multi-generational farming families, passing on the agricultural knowledge from generation to generation. Agriculture is also a science with many considerations for food safety, harvest, and processing that most people are not aware.

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Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry

Goliath Consulting

According to this McKinsey Report, these “changes in consumer behavior continue to ripple through the US food and agricultural supply chains” even today (1).

Thousands Of Pounds Of DiGiorno Frozen Pizza Have Been Recalled Over Allergy Concerns

The Salt

Department Of Agriculture Food Safety And Inspection Service The Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three-meat pizza, which is made with textured soy protein, an allergen that may not be reflected on the label. Image credit: U.S.

Grocery Store Shortages Are Back. Here’s Why.


million Americans quit their jobs , six representatives from a broad cross-section of the country’s food system told the House Agriculture Committee that the labor shortage is the number one “immediate” issue facing national supply chains. Alex Wong/Getty Images.

How can digitalisation connect consumers to coffee farmers?

Perfect Daily Grind

In 2022, Yara established Varda: a new start-up that facilitates the discovery and sharing of agricultural data to support the transformation of the agriculture and food industry,” he says. Digitalisation is increasingly becoming an area of focus for the global coffee industry.

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Coffee News Recap, 13 May: Peru’s 2022/23 coffee production to exceed 4 million bags, Vietnam to replant 107,000ha of coffee trees by 2025 & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

According to an annual report from the United States Department of Agriculture, Peru’s coffee production will increase 2.2% Research will take place at the university-led Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (Idaho CAFE).

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Why don’t more producers market their own coffee?

Perfect Daily Grind

Coffee is one of the most economically significant agricultural commodities in the world. According to data from the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), around 167.58 million 60kg bags were consumed between 2020 and 2021.

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