International

Happy Earth Day!

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Each year on Earth Day we here at Recirculating Farms think about all the dedicated groups and individuals we work with to make our world a cleaner, greener place for us all to enjoy now and in the future. So, we are taking this opportunity to say a big THANKS to some of our long […]

In the News

Fishing and Public Interest Groups Sue Feds Re: Offshore Aquaculture

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On Friday afternoon, February 12th, twelve fishing and public interest groups jointly sued the federal government, challenging new regulations allowing industrial fish farming in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Department of Commerce are agencies charged with protecting […]

Farm to school

Starting the New Year Off Right With Farm To School!

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On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry unanimously passed a bill reauthorization the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act that expired at the end of September 2015. The legislation, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, is being updated to change food served in schools and expand farm-to-school activities. […]

Organizational

THANKS – for another AMAZING year!

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We here at RFC send out a BIG THANKS to all our supporters, collaborators, volunteers, partners and friends. All the things you do – from writing letters asking policy and lawmakers to make important changes to weeding in our community gardens – support our many projects and programs nationwide! Check out our national and local […]

In the News

FDA Approves GM Salmon :(

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On Thursday November 19, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ignored major concerns voiced by a wide range of environmental, consumer advocacy, scientific and other organizations, and over 2 million public comments (the most the agency has ever received on a topic) to approve the first ever genetically modified (GM) animal for human […]

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Food Security Panel Discussion

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On Monday October 5th, the Recirculating Farms Coalition hosted a dinner for the Women’s Professional Council of New Orleans, and a panel discussion on food security and access. The setting for the meal and topic was perfect – it was all held at RFC’s Growing Local NOLA community garden in Central City, New Orleans. Historically, […]

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RFC Joins USDA in Online Chat Re: Veterans and Farming

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On Thursday, September 17, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden led a panel of veteran farmers and veteran training organizations, including Marianne Cufone on behalf of Recirculating Farms Coalition. The group discussed, via an online chat through Google+ Hangout, opportunities available for returning service members who are looking for long-term careers in farming and ranching. Many […]

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We did it: Urban Ag and Farm to School Laws!

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Two new bills in Louisiana that support bringing more good food to communities through local agriculture are now law!! The first creates a “farm-to-school” program, which allows Louisiana public schools to communicate directly with local farmers to buy food. Previously, for any food item over $25,000, schools had to go through a complicated and difficult […]