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Posted Aug 18, 2014 @ 10:54 AM
Data from Double Up Food Bucks demonstrates long-term success and scalability of SNAP incentives   New 5-year study of Michigan’s Double Up Food Bucks shows benefits to families, farmers, economy   
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Posted Aug 14, 2014 @ 3:53 PM
With its five-year track record, Double Up Food Bucks is inspiring folks from Alabama to Oklahoma to bring healthy food incentives to their communities. Momentum should only increase as federal funding comes online through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, a new federal grants program...
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Posted Aug 11, 2014 @ 1:46 PM
Fair Food Network, a nonprofit based in Michigan, is trying to promote local agriculture through its program called Double Up Food Bucks. Fair Food Network's president, Oran B. Hesterman, explains how the program works.
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Posted Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:21 PM
Oh, the Places We’ll Go: How Michigan Blueberries Move Through Our Food System.   The food and agriculture industry is a major driver of Michigan's economy, contributing $94 billion annually. This figure jumped 50 percent from 2004 to 2010 with the majority of growth coming...
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Posted Jul 9, 2014 @ 1:41 PM
DETROIT — Before I visited The Motor City, I had a visual of abandoned buildings and urban food deserts. After I spent the day seeing stores and talking to motivated, energetic people committed to increasing fresh produce consumption, I have to admit their enthusiasm is contagious.
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Posted Jun 25, 2014 @ 9:06 AM
Maurice Walters just graduated from Erie Community College culinary school and is looking for a job. ose Gomez was forced to retire early for a variety of health reasons, including cancer. Despite their challenges, the two Buffalo men were happy Friday, when they became among the first in the...
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Posted Jun 25, 2014 @ 8:31 AM
After a 3-year battle in the U.S. House and Senate, the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) was passed on February 4, 2014, securing a bipartisan, 5-year piece of comprehensive legislation that provides a strong foundation for the food security of millions of American families, supports the...
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Posted Jun 25, 2014 @ 8:11 AM
CHICAGO — Starting Aug. 1, three SpartanNash stores plan to implement a pilot program to encourage produce purchases through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. The East Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer partnered with the Fair Food Network on its Double...
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Posted Jun 11, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Our fifth season of Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan farmers markets kicks off this month at 150+ participating sites! In honor of our incredible on-site partners and countless organizations statewide that make this program a success, we wanted to share our list of top 10 reasons why Michigan...
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Posted Jun 9, 2014 @ 8:17 AM
For 40 years, the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market has given an avenue for local farmers to sell fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to eager residents.   The Farmers’ Market opens at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday in Island Park. As an important support network for area farmers, the...