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As a result of the drought that began on April 1, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration said that the deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is July 5 for eligible small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Kent, Providence and Washington counties in Rhode Island. more
WESTPORT – Farmers will begin cutting trees and tearing up brush on a parcel on Route 6 that should be a slaughterhouse and meat market by the end of the year, according to a report by The Herald News of Fall River. The Southeastern … more
When a business has been around for more than a century, it's been doing something right. For Tourtellot & Co. Inc., it's always been about preserving relationships and changing with the times. Tourtellot, a fruits and vegetables wholesale … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has its first food chief, a job that doesn't require cooking but instead preparing a statewide food plan. The new director of food strategy will coordinate existing food plans and draft a new one that brings together all … more
The farm, food and youth programs director at the Southside Community Land Trust talks about food insecurity and how the trust is helping children learn how to grow their own food. more
The growth of food as an industry is well-known in Rhode Island, so it wasn't startling to see it emerge last week as one of five potential economic-development clusters for Providence to cultivate. What was surprising was the pace of … more
As of today, 1 percent of the food consumed in Rhode Island is produced here. But advocates of the locally sourced food movement want that percentage to grow significantly over the next four decades. Rhode Island is a little small to … more
Nordhaus tells the story of one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers and the increasing threats to the American honeybee populations. HarperCollins ISBN 9780061873256 | $15 more
The latest power tool in the landscaper's shed has four legs and an insatiable appetite. Goats have become an increasingly popular choice for clearing ivy, vines and underbrush on farms, in parks and in residential areas, making them a … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island joined other New England states in setting a goal of producing 50 percent of its food by 2060. It's an ambitious goal, since at present only about 1 percent of the food now consumed in the state is grown within its … more
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