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DuPont Sponsors HungerU, Bringing the Hunger Issue to the Table

Farmers Feeding the World is pleased to announce that DuPont Crop Protection will again sponsor the HungerU Tour. After a successful pilot last fall, the collegiate tour will visit eight West Coast schools this spring, enlisting students to join farmers in addressing the world's food crisis. Read More.

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March 2013

April 29-30: G-8 International Conference on "Open Data in Agriculture" in Washington, D.C. The G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security.

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Departure of Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

On March 14, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack made the following statement on the departure of Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan: "USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has helped USDA achieve record results over the past four years. She has played a vital role in the Department-wide focus on the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, as well as our efforts to achieve budget efficiencies and savings during an uncertain budget time. Deputy Secretary Merrigan has led USDA's efforts to implement important regulations, and she has been an important advocate for a strong National Organic Program." Read More.

Judge Blocks New York City's Limits on Big Sugary Drinks

A judge struck down New York's limits on large sugary drinks on Monday, one day before they were to take effect, in a significant blow to one of the most ambitious and divisive initiatives of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's tenure. Read More.

FAO Aims to Quickly Measure World Hunger

Measuring the scope of world hunger is a long and complicated process. Often officials and policymakers don't have the most up-to-date information. Now, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the FAO, hopes to change that with a new project called Voices of the Hungry. Read More.

Food Hardship Still Major Problem

More than one out of six American reported times in the past 12 months that they or their families did not have enough money to buy food they needed, according a study by the Food Research and Action Center. Read More.

 

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In honor of National Ag Day, we are devoting this month's op-ed spotlight to American farmer voices.

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"Checking the seed depth with Daddy. Third and fourth generation farmers." - Carson Clark Cogdill, via Twitter

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"We had 60 new heifers calve this winter and we are in the middle of two other pastures calving right now...tiring but so rewarding!" - Kara Edwards, via Facebook   Read More.

   
   
 

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