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How Farmers Markets Stay Resilient Amid Provide Chain Strains

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Farmers Market

Have you ever seen that there’s one thing charmingly ritualistic about visiting the native farmers market?

You get up vibrant and early on a Sunday morning, seize your reusable buying bag, and step outdoors into the sunshine. Inside a couple of minutes of the stroll, you’re greeted with an abundance of recent produce and a number of acquainted faces.

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As Illinois agritourism grows, farmers maintain one eye on corn and soybean costs and the opposite on the haunted hayride

After a relentlessly dry Illinois summer time, the dust beneath Kevin Heap’s well-worn boots is parched, however together with his 240 acres of corn and soybeans harvested weeks in the past, the 34-year-old farmer is not thirsty for rain.



Local school children ride the new giant slide at Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm on Oct. 26, 2021.


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Native faculty kids journey the brand new large slide at Heap’s Large Pumpkin Farm on Oct. 26, 2021.

Quite the opposite, sunshine, not showers, is vital to the success of the Minooka, Illinois, household farm, which in the course of the fall season derives its earnings primarily from a preferred agritourism enterprise known as Heap’s Large Pumpkin

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Black US farmers dismayed as white farmers’ lawsuit halts relief payments | US news

The US Department of Agriculture was scheduled to begin sending out payments to Black and minority farmers this month, as part of a $4bn loan forgiveness program included in the $1.9tn coronavirus relief bill that passed Congress in March.

But a lawsuit on behalf of white farmers accusing the Biden administration of discrimination has, at least temporarily, stopped the checks, prompting dismay among Black farmers and campaigners.

The money, intended as a way to address more than 100 years of discriminatory practices and policies that have historically and disproportionately disadvantaged Black owners of farmland, is now being held up

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FAMU hosting forum in Quincy for Black and minority farmers

Florida A&M University is hosting a forum Wednesday at its research farm in Quincy where Black and other underrepresented farmers will get a chance to learn more about debt relief under the American Rescue Plan.

The free and public event begins 6 p.m. at the FAMU Research and Extension Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway.

The featured speaker is FAMU alumna Monica Rainge, who was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February. The Thomasville, Georgia native got her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business in 1995. 

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Des Moines County’s new ‘COVID-mobile’ to debut at Farmers Market

Starting Thursday, getting your COVID-19 shots is going to be fun.

No one enjoys a needle in the arm, but plunking down in a lawn chair and watching people fondle tomatoes and pinch potatoes is a lot more relaxing than huddling in a drafty old building with a bunch of people bundled into winter coats, worrying that maybe you’re too late and you’ll die from the coronavirus before the vaccine takes effect.

Des Moines County Public Health Administrator Christa Poggemiller described the new “COVID-mobile” that will be unveiled at Farmers Market.

“One of our challenges that we’ve seen is that

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Supporters of protesting Indian farmers scuffle with police

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 200 supporters of Indian farmers scuffled with police on Wednesday after being blocked from marching to an area for protests near the Parliament building in the Indian capital.

Waving flags and banners, the protesters demanded the repeal of new agriculture reform laws which the farmers say will favor large corporations.

The police barricaded the road and some protesters tried to push their way through, but were blocked by a heavy police presence.

The protesters represented the opposition Congress party and groups including the All India Central Council of Trade Unions, the All India Students’ Association

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