Farm income

Kansas announces permanent increase in food aid benefits

Temporary increase during the pandemic until September 30 Kansas DCF TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced that Kansas residents who receive food assistance will receive a permanent increase in the maximum benefit amount starting on the 1st. October. “Access to healthy food is …

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Kentucky farmers die by suicide. Prevention tips for stressors

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. And while suicidal thoughts and mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, there are particular professions where suicide is more common. One of those professions is agriculture. With Kentucky home to over 125,000 farmers, the …

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Dairy farmer: correct the “broken” milk pricing system

A dairy farmer from Granville, Iowa, recently appealed to a Senate subcommittee to help fix a “broken” milk pricing system that she said has worsened conditions at a time of financial uncertainty. Christina Zuiderveen, managing partner of Black Soil Dairy LLC and industry leader, said the federal milk marketing ordinance …

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The great technological forays into the poor farms of India. Will this help? | Latest India News

Global tech giants and local start-ups have set their sights on India’s impoverished agricultural economy. They believe the sector can provide opportunities worth billions at a time when the Modi government is betting big on private investment to transform the country’s agricultural sector. This technological surge, however, parallels year-long protests …

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This modular vertical farm could sweep “urban food deserts”

The creative agency Framlab tackles the problem of “urban food deserts” with its conceptual project Glasir. This group of modular vertical farms gives working-class neighborhoods access to fresh produce. The greenhouse-shaped cubes were designed to be built anywhere in the city where there is room for an ordinary tree. Glasir …

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