Pilot program helps cooks develop business plan

Urban Solutions, a nonprofit economic development organization, and La Cocina, a group specializing in culinary entrepreneurship for low-income communities, have teamed up to take 35 students, including McPherson, under their collective wing.

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Turning the Farm Bill into the Food Bill

Most people eat mainly processed food as a result of the billions of subsidy dollars diverted to industrial agriculture and the cheap food that is produced by it. The next Farm Bill is our best shot at fixing these flaws in our food system.

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Research on Bee Crisis Critical for Agriculture

Former Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, A.G Kawamura reflects on the importance of honeybees for agriculture and pollinator research.

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Pastured Eggs: What it Really Takes

“It’s been really interesting because I get to educate people, and explain how much better for you the eggs are when they come from pastured hens.”

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L.A. Unified removes flavored milk from menus

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, with a 5-2 vote on a new dairy contract, became by far the largest district in the country to remove flavored milk from its menus

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Mi Pueblo Food Centers success story for immigrant

This grocery store is bringing fresh affordable food to under-served communities. Find out how Mi Pueblo is making a difference.

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Flavor Farmer

Former ROC SC member, Jim Cohran, is featured in this month's issue of California Farmer. Check him out in Farm Progress 'Flavor Farmer'

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Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

Agrotourism is more than a great vacation: it provides necessary income for farmers. This year only 13% of a farm family's income will from the farm itself.

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A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself

For nearly two decades, scientists had predicted that climate change would be relatively manageable for agriculture, suggesting that even under worst-case assumptions, it would probably take until 2080 for food prices to double.

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In San Diego, Gary Petill and Vanessa Zajfen Have KidsÕ Interests at Heart

They started by defining “local.” For SDUSD, there are three tiers: “San Diego Local,” within 25 miles of the county border; “Local,” within 150 miles of the SDUSD distribution center; and “Regional,” over 150 but within 250 miles of the distribution center.

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