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Agri View: Food Cost Drops in 2016

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    Everett Griner talks about food cost dropping in 2016 in today’s Agri View.         More than one agency keeps a tab on what we in America pay for food we consume. The Consumer Price Index is the most accepted source for yearly spending. For instance, we paid less for the foods consumed at home in …

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$27 Million Available to Support Local Food Sector

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. “These grants will continue USDA’s support for the local food sector as an important strategy for keeping wealth in rural communities,” said AMS Administrator Elanor …

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Food and Forestry Research and Development Projects

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will grant $20.2 million to help 34 small businesses move forward with innovative research and development projects to benefit food security, natural resources conservation and other agricultural issues. These competitive grants are made through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is coordinated by the Small Business Administration and administered by 11 federal agencies …