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Monday, November 14

  Food with a story

Concerns about climate change brought Anne and Brian Bates north to Petoskey, Michigan, located on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. “We wanted an abundance of water and a cooler climate,” Brian said.

  The Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule: What it means

The USDA National Organic Program’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE)
Proposed Rule came out in 2020. Since closing the comment period last October, the rule is expected to be finalized and published in the coming months.

  Purdue’s ag barometer declines

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 10 points to 102 in October as farmer sentiment weakened. Both barometer’s sub-indices also declined.

  OFRF and FFAR grant award for on-farm organic research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) announce its third award for the 2021/22 OFRF organic research grant cycle.

  USDA appoints Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee members

The reappointed and newly appointed members will serve two-year terms beginning immediately and ending in October 2024. Newly appointed members are:

  PepsiCo grants 14 business projects funding to address agriculture challenges

PepsiCo announced its global agriculture accelerator, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Fund, is granting 14 business projects across 11 countries funding to address intractable challenges facing agriculture.



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