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April 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter now available

The April 2015 edition of the Farmland Preservation newsletter is now available.

The April edition includes the latest information from the 2015 legislative session scheduled to adjourn on April 26, drought update, grants opportunities, farmland preservation funding, recent reports, farm resources, education opportunities, calendar items and much more.

Directly download the newsletter by clicking the following link:

April 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter (PDF)

As always, there is plenty more to browse and dates to note. If you have suggestions for newsletter content, drop a line to us at ofp@scc.wa.gov

March 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter now available

The March 2015 edition of the Farmland Preservation newsletter is now available.

The March edition includes information the 2015 legislative session underway, agricultural land values, court rulings, articles, recent reports, farm resources, education opportunities, calendar items and much more.

Directly download the newsletter by clicking the following link:

March 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter (PDF)

As always, there is plenty more to browse and dates to note. If you have suggestions for newsletter content, drop a line to us at ofp@scc.wa.gov

Press Release: USDA Announces $9 Million to Support Community Food Projects Program

Release No. 0039.15
Contact: Jennifer Martin (202) 720-8188
 
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. NIFA is funding the grants through the Community Food Projects program (CFP), authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). Read more