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25Apr 2019

As Walmart works to build its own beef supply chains, Bloomberg reports that Walmart has made deals with Texas’ 44 Farms (of Cameron TX) and Mc6 Cattle Feeders to supply beef to 500 Walmart stores. Interesting that the pic in the article shows apparently happy cattle on lush green grass. We suspect the reality of […]

25Apr 2019

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) has released the new report Campus Dining 201: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Farm to College in New England. The report summarizes the results of FINE’s 2018 survey of New England colleges and universities with dining services. Results show that 93 percent of responding colleges reported purchasing local food for their […]

15Apr 2019

It’s not just violence and poverty that Central Americans are fleeing. It’s also climate change. In this NY Times article, you’ll read about how the temp in Central America has increased 2 degrees F, how the rains are off schedule, and how coffee won’t grow in the heat like it has for so many years. […]

19Feb 2019

We’re writing to give you a quick update on our exciting progress!  First we’d like to ask you to become a member today if you’re not already. We hope we’ve earned your support to build a strong Texas local food system.   Now on to the updates:The Elgin Local Food Center (ELF) is gaining momentum.  We’re moving […]

25Oct 2018

Episode 2.2: “Access to Local Food Systems as a Rural Economic Driver” The Texas Center for Local Food is featured in the latest episode of Access, the Federal Reserve’s podcast on community development topics. Each episode asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about programs that help provide access to opportunity for underserved individuals […]

12Oct 2018

Need to Grow Your Farm Profits? Check Out This Opportunity! Link: https://www.ssawg.org/2019-growing-farm-profits-short-course Download Application Here Southern SAWG (Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) is pleased to announce that we will be offering a limited number of $500 travel scholarships along with free tuition for farmer-mentor teams to participate in the January 23–24, 2019 Growing Farm Profits Short Course in […]