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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.”  
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
Bruce Newbury

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...

A plan to squash food insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in October is set to permanently increase the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by 25% above pre-pandemic...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2021

1. RIDE, R.I. Department of Human Services ­announce Summer P-EBT benefits POSTED ONLINE: JULY 6. The R.I. Department of Education and the R.I. Department...

President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...
ABOUT ONE IN FOUR households lack adequate food, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island.

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About one in four households in Rhode Island lacks adequate food and underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...
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