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PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced last week the permanent protection of 31 acres of forest in Hopkinton. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced that $150,000 in farm-viability grant funds will be available to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council are accepting applications for Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants, designed to help farmers and local seafood businesses promote and market their Rhode Island-grown products. 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
A year-and-a-half after the first residents moved in, the wind turbine is finally up and spinning at Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton. more
foodies in the Ocean State are beginning to raise questions about the health and safety in the practice of using of genetically modified seeds to grow foods. more
The 30,000 pounds of alpaca fiber usually stacked in large bales at the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool in Fall River arrive from farms in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and other states in New England, the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. more
The managing director of Farm Fresh Rhode Island talks about the group’s efforts to make the Ocean State’s eaters and farming and fishing communities healthier. more
The historic Anthony-Kinney Farm has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission announced Wednesday. more
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