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Grow Well!

Our good friends at Grow Well Farms in Illinois have a GoFundMe campaign that I’m supporting to hire vets and grow healthy food. A dedicated team from the Loyola Executive MBA program has volunteered to work with Grow Well Farms to develop a complete business plan that will provide a clear strategy to gain a portion of the Chicago microgreens market, […]

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Grow Well Farms – Veteran inspired!

Our good friends at Grow Well Farms in Illinois have a GoFundMe campaign that I’m supporting to hire vets and grow healthy food. A dedicated team from the Loyola Executive MBA program has volunteered to work with Grow Well Farms to develop a complete business plan that will provide a clear strategy to gain a portion of the Chicago microgreens market, […]

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Food is Community

An Iowa University study just confirmed what you’ve probably known all along. It’s not just the food, stupid. It’s about being part of something bigger than yourself. http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/08/food-community

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TPP Update on the Vote

It’s not time for the victory marguerita, as the press would you think. There are 3 parts and not all were voted down. However, what was resoundingly defeated was a part of it called the TAA, Trade Adjustment Assistance. This was the part of the TPA that would make sure that US workers who lost jobs […]

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PBS series: Food Forward

Food Forward TV, a new 13 episode, half-hour PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who are transforming the way we eat and grow our food, premieres on PBS beginning September 2014 (check local listings). Meet the “food rebels” — farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, fishermen and ranchers — in more than 50 communities across the country […]

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Food or Feces? Read your labels.

Support American farmers and fisherman and read the labels carefully for food “imported from”, “prepared by” or “packaged in” China.  In order to make even more profit than they already do, U.S. food companies are relying on China to do their dirty work, literally.  Although I am uncertain of the source for the information listed […]

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Holy Hemp!

Hemp plants are growing in American soil again.  Hemp is a variety of cannabis, a cousin of marijuana, but contains o.3% or less of the psychoactive component THC – so the only thing you’ll get if you smoke it is a headache.  Farmers don’t have carte blanche yet for wholesale industrial planting, but odds are […]

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Holy Hemp!

Hemp plants are growing in American soil again.  Hemp is a variety of cannabis, a cousin of marijuana, but contains o.3% or less of the psychoactive component THC – so the only thing you’ll get if you smoke it is a headache.  Farmers don’t have carte blanche yet for wholesale industrial planting, but odds are […]

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USDA Loans for Beginning Farmer-Veterans

USDA’s Down Payment Loan Program can help beginning farmers find help transitioning the land from retiring farmers, working with both the Farm Service agency and commercial loans.

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U.S. Sales of Organics up 11.5%!!

Talk about a growth industry, and I’m not just talking seeds to plants here.  According to the Organic Trade Association, this robust growth rate is forecast to keep pace for the next two years or more.  According to Laura Batcha, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the OTA, “Consumers are making the correlation between what […]

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