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Mini grocer opens in Norfolk’s Olde Huntersville

Oct. 17, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After over a year without a neighborhood grocery store, Norfolk residents in Olde Huntersville now have a place to buy fresh produce, meat, dairy and other food essentials. Turner’s Market, a store that opened at 1500 Dungee St. in late...

South Dakota school turns to locally grown produce for lunch

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Rhonda Ramsdell knows you can’t beat fresh, local produce. But even Ramsdell, the Meade School District Food Service Director, was surprised at the response of students when she recently offered locally-grown cucumbers for lunch. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 29, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. September 24, 2021. Editorial: Local foods can fuel our youth When food tastes better, kids are more likely to eat it, providing them with the nutrition they need. And with the fall bounty of produce upon us,...

Evers proposes nearly $25M package targeting agriculture

Sep. 28, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers proposed a nearly $25 million package of bills Tuesday targeting the state's agriculture industry and rural communities, announcing the plans along with Democratic lawmakers at the World Dairy Expo. “The state can do more and...

Albuquerque, soccer team seek to build stadium if bond OK'd

Sep. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials and the New Mexico United soccer team announced Thursday the terms of a long-term lease and development agreement should voters approve a stadium bond. If the bond is passed in the Nov. 2 municipal election, city officials said...

Grants to aid Rhode Island agriculture, aquaculture projects

Sep. 06, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several small agriculture and aquaculture businesses in Rhode Island are sharing in more than $250,000 in grant awards aimed at spurring growth. The grants are funded by the state through the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act, which directly...

Pandemic driving South Dakota demand for local food

Aug. 30, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Heikes Family Farms is a Community Support Agriculture program, which means community members can buy shares into the operation and get fresh produce weekly. They serve 92 shareholders, consisting of both businesses and individuals, feeding about...

Climate-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

Aug. 13, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

WAIMEA, Hawaii (AP) — A metal roof sits atop the burned remains of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii's Mauna Kea — a dormant volcano and the state's tallest peak — charred cars and motorcycles strewn about as wind-whipped sand and ash blast the scorched landscape. ...

Vermont Open Farm Week returns with more activities

Jul. 31, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Farmers around Vermont will be opening up their farms and gardens to the public next month during the seventh annual Vermont Open Farm Week. The celebration of Vermont farms takes place from Sunday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 15. ...