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The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2). Next up the entire House.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has scored the farm bill (“HR 2”) meaning that they have estimated its costs. Here’s the CBO summary, and its key paragraph in perfect CBO-speak (I’ve di…
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This is great news since the Clark County School District has such a robust school garden program. Gardening as kids may mean a greater fruit and veggie intake later in life - just another reason to support Farm To School programs. Green Our Planet Create A Change Now Cooperative Extension Southern Area CCSD Food Service Department

A study of 1,351 college students found that those who had gardened as children consumed about 15 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who hadn’t.

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Here's a great way to stretch SNAP food dollars on fruits and vegetables! Buy $1 get $1 on fruits and veggies at these participating grocers and farmers markets. Vegas Roots Community Garden Mario's Westside Market Las Vegas Farmers Market fresh52

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Double Up Food Bucks Las Vegas

#HaveSNAP Double your food bucks at our participating locations!

This tool interprets the quality of a water source for use in irrigation of plants in greenhouses and nurseries. The Clean WateR3 is a federally funded Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant focused on research and outreach to help growers Reduce, Remediate and Recycle irrigation water. Check it out!

The University of Connecticut and University of Florida just launched the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program. This tool interprets the q...uality of a water source to irrigate plants in greenhouses and nurseries, and is available in English and Spanish. Link to the WaterQual Tool Clean WateR3 is a federally funded Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant focused on research and outreach to help growers Reduce, Remediate and Recycle irrigation water. [ 125 more words ]

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The University of Connecticut and University of Florida just launched the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program. This tool interprets the quality of a water source to irrigate …
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Read this story about Paris's commitment to using one-third of its green space for urban agriculture. Commendable!

The French capital is aiming to cover itself with more than 100 hectares of rooftop gardens and green walls by 2020.
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The Governor's Council on Food Security Policy Subcommittee meeting is today, April 3rd, at 1pm. Click on the link below to access agenda and related documents, as well as call--in information if you'd like to listen in.

Now that March, recognized as Women's History Month, comes to a close, here's a blog post from the USDA honoring the “Wonder Women” of agriculture.

Each day, USDA employees wake up ready to serve the industry we love – agriculture. As we help farmers, ranchers and foresters move agriculture forward, we remember and recognize the achievements of those who brought us to where we are today. You might think of George Washington Carver or Eli Whit...
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Bet you have a story related to food - we all are eaters, and the food system is vast. #WhyFood?

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#WhyFood? Why we believe good food changes everything.
WATCH this powerful video and share your story using #WhyFood.
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Sessions include food safety, agribusiness, indoor ag, drone application in ag, workforce development, and more! Early bird prices available before April 2nd.

Take advantage of early bird registration pricing for the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture and save 40% on your conference ticket before April 2. Attend a full day of informative panel sessions covering topics like attracting a talented workforce, industrial hemp, drone use and more.

Early-bird pricing lasts through April 2.
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The Governor's Council on Food Security meets TODAY at 1:00 pm. Click on link for agenda which includes location details.

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The food system is vast, and policy to help one trade may result in price increases for another, as may be the case with aluminum tariffs and your favorite beverages.

A proposed 10% tariff on aluminum and 25% tax on steel in the US would increase costs for many industries, particularly beverage makers who would likely have to pass the increase onto consumers.
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Proud to see the Unlv Snda (Student Nutrition Dietetic Association) helping bring attention to healthful eating and sustainability on campus. Way to celebrate #NationalNutritionMonth!

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HAPPY NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH! 🍎🥕🍌🥦🍆

This month’s theme is: “Going Further With Food”

We will be having 2 EVENTS this month: ...
A Farmer’s Market 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾 on March 8th,
and another one on March 14th on Compost Coaching ♻️

🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Macy at 📧: sndavpactivities@unlv.nevada.edu

Stop by and check it out!! 👀 Hope to see you there! 🤘☀️

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#UNLVSNDA #NNM #NationalNutritionMonth #GoingFurtherWithFood #FarmersMarket #ReduceReuseRecycle #NvAND #food #nutrition #UNLVRebels

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The Farm Bill is set to expire on September 30, 2018, so many discussions are already in progress.

Want to know #FarmBill basics? Start here.

With 2018 upon us, there are many public policy priorities Americans want to see accomplished in the new year. The development and passage of a 2018 farm bill is at the top of the list for agriculture. As the major piece of agricultural legislation, the farm bill is vital to everyone involved in the...
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Salad bars are available upon request for elementary schools in the CCSD. The CCSD has added salad bars to the lunch line-up in secondary schools as well. This is a great way to increase student intake of healthier foods, kudos to the CCSD Food Service Department!

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Encourage your elementary school to request a salad bar from the CCSD Food Service Dept. Salad bars provide students with an opportunity to select their own fruits and veggies, increasing the likeliness that they will consume them. Remember, it isn't nutrition unless the student EATS it.

Crime reduction has been a cited benefit to neighborhoods with the introduction of urban agriculture. This study showed that cleaning up empty lots helped do just that in Philadephia.

Picking up trash and mowing vacant lots makes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, neighborhoods safer
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The Governor’s Council on Food Security’s Policy Subcommittee wants to hear from community groups who have ideas on nutrition policy and legislation regarding related social determinants of health.

The Council would like to hear your legislative or regulatory ideas and solutions to overcome challenges in your organizations in sponsoring efforts or challenges faced by the clients you serve.

Consider attending the meeting next Tuesday, March 6th at 1:00 pm in the East Hall Conference Room - Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services 6161 W. Charleston Blvd, Building 1 - Las Vegas. Details and meeting materials may be found on this webpage 3 days prior to the meeting: http://dpbh.nv.gov/…/2018/Governor_s_Food_Security_Council…/

LIVE TODAY (9:00AM–5:30PM EST): 35+ Amazing Speakers "Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders." Stream free NOW at FoodTank.com. Agenda: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-food-tank-summit-washingt…. #FoodTank Summit w/ @gwtweets, @YoungFarmers, @NFUDC, @NationalFFA, & @WorldResources.

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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank was live.

LIVE NOW: From Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC, it's the 2018 Food Tank Summit-- Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders.

The summit is also streaming on FoodTank.com. Join the conversation using #FoodTank.