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R.I. gets $1.5M to strengthen state’s food infrastructure

PROVIDENCE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture Marketing Service has partnered with the state to offer more than $1.5 million in competitive grant funding...

Farmers in R.I., Northeast eligible for additional federal flooding assistance

PROVIDENCE – After one of the rainiest Julys on record for the region, farmers in Rhode Island and eight other Northeastern states are eligible...
NICOLE RICHARD, left, a University of Rhode Island food sciences researcher, received a $205,000 federal grant to find ways to improve food production safety in the state. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI food researcher receives $205K federal grant to help improve food...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island food sciences researcher received a six-figure federal grant to find ways to help improve food safety...

USDA expands recall of sausage manufactured at Burrillville facility

BURRILLVILLE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month announced a recall of about 69,255 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products manufactured by Daniele...
EXPENSIVE INGREDIENTS: Michael Manni, owner of LaSalle Bakery Inc. in Providence, says in addition to increased shipping prices and labor costs, “everything we buy has gone up.”  
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Rising prices have taken some cheer out of bakeries

Buying dessert for the holidays might be pricier this year, and local bakeries aren’t happy about it. Whether it’s a pastry, a butter croissant, or...

R.I. farmers, tree growers part of ‘climate-smart’ projects

PROVIDENCE – Three multistate projects that will benefit Rhode Island farmers, tree growers and consumers will share $135 million in federal funding, U.S. Sen....

R.I. receives $259K USDA grant for Farm to School Network

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management was awarded $259,380 Tuesday from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm to School Grants program to help...

JWU, URI receive $270K federal research grant to explore challenges with...

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University announced late Monday that they received a $270,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

R.I. seafood industry getting nearly $400K in aid

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $400,000 in federal funding is on the way to help Rhode Island’s seafood industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's...
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Rhode Island reemerging as food leader

Our state is reemerging as a leading light in food. Recently, celebrity food personality Alton Brown called Providence a “badass food town” during a publicity...
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