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Texas Hosts Veterans to Break New Ground in Farming

Battleground to Breaking Ground is doing just that for veterans who want to farm. The new program of workshops offered by Texas AgriLife Extension offers training and assistance to military veterans who are interested in a career in agriculture.

We learned about the program through a news story from Paul Schlattenberg at Texas A&M.

Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

The Center for Rural Affairs welcomes syndicated agricultural columnist Alan Guebert and his daughter Mary Grace Foxwell to our corner of the world. The father/daughter duo will read from their recently released book The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey at several locations and dates across Iowa  and Nebraska starting this week.

Let’s Talk Food Policy

Amy Radding, former Rural Community Foods Systems Specialist at the Center for Rural Affairs and currently a grant writer for us, contributed this article.

What governs our food system? In the United States, we have a huge array of laws, policies, and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels that affect how food is grown, processed, labeled, and sold, all the way from the farm to your plate. Collectively, this is called “food policy.”

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