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URI receives $500K grant from USDA to promote maple industry

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A three-year, $499,427 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Acer Access and Development program to a team...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced it and six other organizations in Rhode Island received a combined $276,614 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. receives $276K from federal specialty crop grant program

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture were awarded $187,667 in farm viability grants, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...

URI professor Corey Lang awarded $1M to study how people value...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Corey Lang, associate professor of environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Rhode Island, wants to know what value...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives $4.6M in federal funds to launch...

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has received $4.6 million to help encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants across New England to increase their...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE, on Thursday, was awarded a nearly-$50,000 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase the amount of locally-grown food in public school lunches in the city. Pictured is the Historic Metcalf –Franklin Preservation Association Farm in Cumberland where Pamela Thurlow, president of Franklin Farm, talks to first-graders about what's growing in the fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence wins grant to increase use of local foods in city...

PROVIDENCE - The city of Providence was awarded a $49,766 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Farm to School program grant Thursday...
NAVINDRA SEERAM and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, have received federal funding to further study the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

URI secures $470K in USDA funds to study medical effects of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island announced the receipt of $470,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to continue their...
CO-OP SPACE: Company executives at the site for the community-owned Urban Greens Food Co-op grocery store, slated to open this year on Cranston Street in Providence. From left, Philip Trevvett, vice chair and head of investments; Janiqua Jackson, general manager; and Corey Auger, chairman. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Community-supported food co-op banks on diverse investors

To find the best available produce, David Karoff, a resident of Providence’s South Side neighborhood, shops at three separate grocery stores – PriceRite, Whole...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced $233,250 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island.

DEM announces USDA grants for specialty crop production and sales

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded four local farms a total of $170,589 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Defining local food can be tricky

At this fall’s Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival, there were numerous local chefs and several from Boston and New York all vying for...
RHODE ISLAND FARMLAND was more expensive per acre than any other state in the U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. farmland most expensive acreage in U.S.

NEW YORK - Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and live out your rural fantasy? Bargains can be found in South Dakota,...
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