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Historic high rates of food insecurity

Many would have thought food insecurity hit all-time highs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  But Allison O’Toole, CEO of Second Harvest Heartland, a food bank based in Minnesota, says that’s not the case.  AUDIO: Healthy Living on food insecurity and the farm bill ...

Why fair trade matters to food security

Last month India announced it was banning rice exports on non-basmati white rice.  The move, which has been called bad policy by the USA Rice Federation could destabilize rice supplies and add to food insecurity concerns in parts of the world. Bobby Hanks is... Read More.

Food and ag to benefit from Michigan-Ontario MOU

A new economic agreement signed this week between Michigan and Ontario will help expand ag exports. Jamie Zmitko-Somers with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tells Brownfield Canada is the state’s largest trading partner for all products including food and agriculture. “Animal feed... Read More.

Wisconsin local food program sees early success

A new effort by the State of Wisconsin and two farm groups is helping get more locally-grown food to the people who need it. The Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program is funded by the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.  Forrest... Read More.

Food plots and summer scouting

Photo courtesy of Bill Winke/Instagram On this week’s episode of the Outdoor Adventures hunting podcast from Brownfield Ag News, outdoor writer Bill Winke discusses his strategies for developing food plots and the dos and don’ts of summer scouting. Part 2 of Bill Winke’s interview can... Read More.