Monthly Archives: February 2015

USDA Announces $9 Million to Support Community Food Projects Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. NIFA is funding the grants through the Community Food Projects program (CFP), authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).

“Community Foods Projects provide the opportunity for low-income communities to become more self-reliant and take control of their own food systems,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. “These projects create food systems that are economically equitable and socially and environmentally sustainable, providing real solutions for communities most in need.”

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Commercial Greenhouses

Commercial greenhouses in Southern California now have  Solexx Solexx 027covering.  The best of both worlds with the roll up sides.  Solexx will help the plants from getting direct sun with its unique diffuse lighting and the sides will be rolled up in the summer-time for plentiful ventilation.

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