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Farmers and ranchers in three Rhode Island counties qualify for natural disaster assistance due to damages and losses caused by drought that is continuing from July 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
Wright’s Dairy Farm in North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island’s 2014 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Farm Bureau has named a new president for the first time in 40 years, Henry Wright, of West Greenwich. more
Eggs are about to get more expensive, as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lay down, stand up, extend their wings and dance around. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration said that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Kent, Providence and Washington counties as a result of the drought that began on July 1. more
Orange juice remains the most popular fruit beverage in the U.S. The problem is many Americans just don’t drink it anymore. more
Thundermist Health Center received an $84,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Promotion Program to open a winter farmer’s market. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $205,000 in grants to Rhode Island projects that promote “specialty crops” last October. This month the department concluded another round of 16 applications for an additional $150,000 in grants that will be awarded in the fall. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate has approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey, D-Charlestown, supporting the preservation of a 1,825-acre property in Richmond as a forest and wildlife reservation, according to a news release. more
WARWICK – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed last week brought together federal, state and local food officials – including representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – and producers from around the state for a forum about federal funding opportunities available from the USDA to support area agriculture, local food businesses and the Rhode Island economy. more
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