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USDA Programs Boosting Access to Local, Fresh Foods Across North Carolina

June 23, 2016

The role of local food systems in supporting community and economic development is a topic that has received significant coverage on the CED blog. Blog contributor and SOG faculty member Rick Morse has covered this topic extensively on this blog, sharing strategies to promote local food initiatives, … Continued

USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

October 11, 2013

In the Town of Elk Park, a rural mountainous community of 453 residents in western North Carolina, the Town Hall currently operates out of an 80-year-old single-family house. Numerous attempts to update the facility have left the building in a state of non-compliance with the Americans with Disabili … Continued

USDA Projects in North Carolina Mapped

April 16, 2013

The USDA has made a new compass map available — Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Map http://www.usda.gov/maps/maps/kyfcompassmap.htm. Viewers can see where U.S. Department of Agriculture projects are located throughout the nation.    The map is available for the entire US, but one can zoom … Continued