October 17, 2011
Northwest Food & Farm News roundup: Specialty crop grants, egg donation, farm dust regulation
A few stories that caught our eye this week:
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has awarded over $1.7 million in federal funds to support projects that help improve competitiveness of specialty crops throughout the state. [Read More]
Marion-Polk Food Share reported a donation of 1,260 dozen eggs from Nest Best Egg Co. in Woodburn. The eggs will provide much-needed protein for hungry families in Marion and Polk Counties. [Read More]
An article from the Associated Press says the EPA will not expand its air quality standards to include farm dust. Farmers and ranchers across the country have expressed concern over the potential of new regulation. [Read More]
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