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Cascadian Farm Invests in Soil Health Research Across Organic Oat Supply Chain With Grain Millers

Project aims to demonstrate the power of organic oats to build soil and capture carbon
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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Non-GMO Project Verification Takes Food Manufacturers by Storm

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As one of the fastest growing value-added labels in modern grocery history, the Non-GMO Project Verified label has tapped into one of the core memes of the current zeitgeist – the quest for authenticity.  As food and agricultural technologies advance with ever increasing speed, so too, it seems, does the demand for simplification, a harkening back to the way things were.

Farmers, Ranchers Set to Gain New Market Opportunities for Improving Soil Health

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ARDMORE, Okla., February 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, a national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large.

The Life of a Modern Cowboy

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Zachary Jones is a rancher. But he’s no lone ranger.   

In fact, people are at the center of his job. He’s even earned the nickname “push-button man” from his two young daughters. He’s often on his phone, email or Skype.  

Where Conservation and Food Intersect

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Ashley Minnerath, site director at the Cascadian Farm home farm. In this role she oversees all aspects of business, operations, research, production, and outreach at the farm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Minnerath spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers can play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health. This passion is brought to light in everything she does at the home farm.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Ashley Minnerath, site director at the Cascadian Farm home farm. In this role she oversees all aspects of business, operations, research, production, and outreach at the farm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Minnerath spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers can play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health. This passion is brought to light in everything she does at the home farm.

The Agricultural Models We Want Tomorrow

How food waste is driving up living costs in MENA and how innovative inclusive business can reduce it
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by Nazila Vali, Business Call to Action Knowledge & Partnerships Lead

VIDEO: Feeding Better Futures Seeks Young Innovators

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The global population is rising, and our current food system simply isn't equipped to handle it. We're solving the food accessibility problems of today and tomorrow with help and ideas from amazing young people — like you.

Feeding Better Futures Seeks Young Innovators

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Calling all young scholars from Canada* and the U.S. who are advancing sustainable agriculture or alleviating hunger.

Today, General Mills launched the “General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program,” which is designed to encourage young people ages 13 to 21 to submit their best ideas for addressing these important global issues.

Changing Consumers Ignite Food Revolution

It’s transforming Minnesota’s food companies and economy
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By Kristen Leigh Painter 

Elke Richards drives two hours to Maple Grove every month to shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, both of which offer more organic groceries or minimally processed food than she can find near her home in Alexandria. In the summer, she goes to farmers markets for locally grown produce. For meat, she visits a local family farm that raises sheep and cattle using environmentally friendly land management practices.

She’s Keeping Farming in the Family

by Rachel Bork
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Rachel Bork, a global process associate manager in the Sourcing division at General Mills. When she’s not working her day job, Bork is involved in the succession planning of her 5th generation family farm in Minnesota. While most farm kids who are in their early 30s are looking to escape the farm, Bork is hoping to ramp up her involvement and someday take over the operation. ​

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Rachel Bork, a global process associate manager in the Sourcing division at General Mills. When she’s not working her day job, Bork is involved in the succession planning of her 5th generation family farm in Minnesota. While most farm kids who are in their early 30s are looking to escape the farm, Bork is hoping to ramp up her involvement and someday take over the operation. ​

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