Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Secretary Vilsack and Attorney General Holder Hear Growers’ Concerns

Friday, May 21, 2010 in Huntsville, Alabama, the United States Justice Department and the United States Department of Agriculture held a hearing on competition and concentration of ownership in the poultry industry. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack moderated the morning panel, and Attorney General Eric Holder spoke as well.

Growers Explain Injustices in Poultry Industry

Tomorrow, in Huntsville, AL, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Justice will hold their second hearing on concentration and competition in agriculture. The topic, this time around, is issues in the poultry industry. This afternoon, at a press conference sponsored by the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform, poultry growers explained the […]

Wilson County Farmers’ Market Big Check Presentation

Wilson Farmers’ Market received a grant from RAFI-USA to promote and advertise the market. The funding will be used for promotional tools such as radio announcements, newspaper and billboard advertisements. In addition the market has printed canvas bags with the Wilson Farmers’ Market logo to hand to customers as they purchase their merchandise.

Sandhills Farms to Table Cooperative site visit: May 5, 2010

Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund, in the field… Sandhills Farms to Table Cooperative site visit: May 5, 2010 The Sandhills Farms to Table Cooperative located in Moore County is one of the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund’s selected 2010 grants projects in the Central Region. Their operation is impressive by stature and merit, as this cooperative is […]

Carrboro Farmers’ Market big check presentation

Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund, in the field… This picture was taken May 1st, 2010, during a big check presentation from RAFI-USA and the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. This check of $17,821.00 to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, in Carrboro, NC, is a community grant offered by the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund grant program for […]