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Dec 20, 2016 9:43:44 PM

USDA announces $250,000 grant to Estancia cheese facility

KRWG TV/FM

The Old Windmill Dairy will receive a $250,000 investment in grant funds from USDA. The funding will help Estancia, New Mexico cheese farm pay for re branding, labor and supply cost.
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 Governor calls for adopting zero budget natural farming

The Statesman

Himachal Governor Acharya Devvrat called on farmers to adopt zero budget natural farming so Himachal can emerge as an organic state in the future. Read More>>

Tel Aviv's rooftop farm grows fresh food for thousands

Treehugger

The Dizengoff Center is a shopping mall in Central Tel Aviv, Israel that grows vegetables from their rooftop farm using hydroponics. The rooftop holds two green houses along with an educational area for citizens  who want to learn about urban farming. Read More>>

USDA Reauthorizes the California State Organic Program

The USDA Organic insider

Agriculture Marketing Services National Organic Program approved the State Organic Program. The  SOP gives the state the opportunity to supervise organic production and handling operations within it's state. Read More>>

Danish Meat exports to Asia rising

Global Meat

The 2015 share of Denmark's total organic meat exports to Asia was at 4.2% . Asian buyers bought $1.45m worth of organic meat from Denmark, bringing them up from $0.46m in 2014. Read More>>

Yogurt problems sour sales outlook for General Mills

FoodDIVE

General Mills has seen a 17% decline in sales in their yogurt category. The company blames the decrease on the Green Giant divestiture in North America, however, moves are being made to address the problem. Read More>>