Just In: USDA Farm to School grant applications available

USDA request for applications (RFA) are now available for the new Farm to School grant program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is in its first funding cycle for grants planning or implementing new or expanded Farm to School programs. USDA expects to award up to $3.5 million to support access to local foods [...]

Regional, political differences make passage of a new Farm Bill this year unlikely

The prospects for passing a new Fram Bill have dimmed this month, as regional divisions and partisanconflictover the federal budget have complicated negotiations, several members of Congress said while in their districts during the Easter recess. “Southern farm interests and their champions on Capitol Hill put the rest of U.S. agriculture on notice at the [...]