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RSF Social Finance Announces a Loan to Corbin Hill Road Farm

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RSF Social Finance has made a loan to Corbin Hill Road Farm - a Community Shareholder Farm in New York.

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RSF Social Finance has made a loan to Corbin Hill Road Farm - a Community Shareholder Farm in New York.

Phillips Mushroom Farms Donates to Support the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development Process

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI – July 5, 2011 – Leonardo Academy recognized Phillips Mushroom Farms for its generous donation to support the development of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard. This standard will provide guidance to producers on how they can increase the sustainability of their production and provide a system for documenting and communicating these sustainability achievements.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard will empower producers to sell and buyers to buy sustainable agricultural products.

Sustainable Agriculture Standard Gets a New Number

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - May 24, 2010 - The Sustainable Agriculture Standard development process received a new number from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), LEO-4000, which replaces the previous number LEO-SCS-001. When standard developers initiate the development process for a standard, ANSI assigns a number to be the identifier for that standard development process and for the standard developed.

CoffeeCSA Connects Coffee Lovers Straight to the Farm

CoffeeCSA.org offers farm shares in the world’s finest harvests from Ethiopia, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Mexico
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CoffeeCSA.org is a community supported agriculture model that allows consumers to subscribe to regular deliveries of roasted coffee from specific family farmers. It is the world's first project to directly connect consumers with 140,000 small-scale coffee farmer entrepreneurs in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. An unprecedented model in the coffee industry, CoffeeCSA empowers farmers to differentiate outside of the commodity crop model and deal directly with consumers. All CoffeeCSA coffees are Organic and Fair Trade Certified, hand-roasted in small batches and available on the CoffeeCSA website and at over 100 independent cafés and cooperative grocery retailers.

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CoffeeCSA.org is a community supported agriculture model that allows consumers to subscribe to regular deliveries of roasted coffee from specific family farmers. It is the world's first project to directly connect consumers with 140,000 small-scale coffee farmer entrepreneurs in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. An unprecedented model in the coffee industry, CoffeeCSA empowers farmers to differentiate outside of the commodity crop model and deal directly with consumers. All CoffeeCSA coffees are Organic and Fair Trade Certified, hand-roasted in small batches and available on the CoffeeCSA website and at over 100 independent cafés and cooperative grocery retailers.

Additional Members of National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee Announced

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - March 31, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of three additional members to the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee. The Standards Committee welcomes Ciaran Long, CleanGrow Limited; Doug Miell, Miell Consulting; and Richard Olson, GANTEC Advance, in the General Interest category.

2011 Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off for National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development Process

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - March 31, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced the kick-off of the 2011 fundraising campaign for the development of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard. This historic initiative includes participation from a wide spectrum of participants representing American production agriculture, retail and manufacturing entities, academia, government agencies, and other interested stakeholders.

Mission Aligned Exits - What's Your Method?

Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
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The Investors' Circle network invested more than $12 million into for-profit social and environmental enterprises in 2012 with aims to move even more in 2013.  Join one of the most active angel networks in the US (HALO Report) on May 8-9 in San Francisco to hear vetted pitches from 15 high-impact deals that are seeking investment and engage in a due diligence process right away. 

New Members of National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee Announced

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - March 29, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of three new members to the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee in the Producers category: Fred Fleming, Lazy YJ Farms and Shepherd’s Grain; Kristine Ellor, Phillips Mushroom Farms; and Yvette Speziani, Sunburst Farms.
 

EcoFarm Attendees Criticize USDA Decision to Allow GMO Alfalfa

Organic farmers and dairy producers voice concerns from national conference about potential bio-contamination
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Ecological Farming Association responds to USDA ruling allowing GMO Alfalfa, voicing concern about the impact on sustainable agriculture.

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Ecological Farming Association responds to USDA ruling allowing GMO Alfalfa, voicing concern about the impact on sustainable agriculture.

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