Farmers can let the public know, via the site, when food is harvested and what’s available. Consumers can search for specific foods, specific locations, and even communicate with farmers directly. Nonprofits can sign up as willing recipients of farmers’ excess food.
The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is ramping up its efforts to help farmers in Haiti following the January earthquake. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The church has had development projects with Haitian partner groups for decades, including those involving agriculture. Now, it’s providing half a million dollars for a giving seeds and tools to farmers working… Continue reading Presbyterians Launch Project to Aid Haiti's Farmers
This past year, farmers enrolled nearly 3 million acres in the National Farmers Union carbon credit program, keeping enough carbon dioxide stored in the soil to offset the yearly emissions of 320,000 automobiles.