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Urgent Action Needed to Save Organic Standards

On Tuesday, December 10, the Senate advanced a version of the Farm Bill, in hopes of passing a bill before the end of the year. While the latest version contains some good news for small independent farmers, it also includes a plan … Continue reading

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“Do Good by Giving Up More: A Vision of Restorative Investing” – by Rodney Foxworth

Rodney Foxworth is Executive Director of BALLE, a network of local economy leaders from across the US and Canada. Link to story online. We live in an urgent time: duopolies and monopolies greatly suffocate the growth of small, local businesses; … Continue reading

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One Fish Foundation’s Summer Newsletter Now Online

“We won’t have all the answers. But we need to have these conversations in hopes of sparking ideas that may result in solutions.” -Colles Stowell, founder of One Fish Foundation, regarding the challenges we face as the domestic seafood supply … Continue reading

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New approaches for foundations in a local economy

Investing in Local Business to Get an Even Break July 31, 2018 By Courtney E. Martin (View Article Online: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/business-investment-localism.html) Ms. Martin is the author, most recently, of “The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream.” It appears we are … Continue reading

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More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Article appears in Fast Company, read the entire article here. In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their … Continue reading

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The Carrot Project’s Business Assistance Network for Farms & Food Businesses

  (Photo: Two Farmers Farm, Scarborough, ME) The Carrot Project and their partners have started a new initiative outlined in the guiding document, The Blueprint: Building a Better Business Assistance Network for Farms and Food Businesses. (Click here to view … Continue reading

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June Webinars and Workshops from New Entry

June webinars and workshops from New Entry Throughout the year, New Entry holds dozens of classes, advanced workshops, online trainings, farm tours and field trainings for beginning and established farmers, Food Hub customers, and the general public. Almost all events … Continue reading

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Financial Activism and RSF’s Integrated Capital Institute

Here’s another perspective on shifting thought and action related to integrated capital in a new economy, from RSF Social Finance. Enjoy! Enrique: What is the Integrated Capital Institute, and who is it for? Akaya: It’s for financial activists who want … Continue reading

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Henry P. Kendall Foundation commits $6 million to increase local & regional food on college campuses

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By Chellie Pingree: | Commentary, Farm Bill, FARMING, FOOD + POLICY, Food Policy

I’ve always been optimistic about the farm bill. I felt very fortunate to work on the last farm bill with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, supporting programs that I believe make a difference. As legislation goes, the farm … Continue reading

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