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Women in Ag: Meet the lady who gave up life in the U.S to help run a beef & dairy farm!

Post by Catherina Cunnane Californian native Cori Calvert’s casual holiday to the Emerald Isle a number of years ago changed and shaped her progressive future. It was during this period that Ms Calvert discovered a new business idea- a major niche in the Irish market. Before setting foot on Irish soil, […]


New USDA Food Hub Report – Free Hard Copies–Running a Food Hub: Learning from Food Hub Closures

Announcing the release of the fourth volume in our food hub technical report series, Running a Food Hub: Learning from Food Hub Closures. The report draws on national data and case studies to understand why some food hubs have failed in an effort to learn from their mistakes and identify general […]


The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program RFA has been posted

Applications are due on Feb. 8. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) RFA has been posted. The RFA is now available for public viewing. NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/beginning-farmer-and-rancher-development-program-bfrdp Grants.gov Page: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298993. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) […]


‘Identity Politics,’ Not Trump Voters, Will Save Democrats

Issac J. Bailey   Oct 10 2017, 1:25pm I know lots of Trump supporters. Democrats aren’t going to get them to switch sides by downplaying racism. I could see a man like Donald Trump coming in November 2008. At the time, I was the lead columnist for the Sun News newspaper in Myrtle Beach, […]



The folks at the Department of Agriculture laid on a friendly welcome for the Trump transition team, but they soon discovered that most of his appointees were stunningly unqualified. With key U.S.D.A. programs—from food stamps to meat inspection, to grants and loans for rural development, to school lunches—under siege, the […]