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U of I announces new global food, ag communications center

A new center aimed at bridging the gap between urban and rural areas is coming to the University of Illinois. Owen Roberts, director of the U of I ag communications program, tells Brownfield… “We’re hoping by being a center that can do some research; that... Read More.

Creating a more resilient and equitable food system

The USDA is making significant investments to strengthen America’s food system. Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt says these investments benefit the entire food system – from the farmers to the consumers. AUDIO: Healthy Living on food systems

IL local food system gets a boost

The state of Illinois is investing two million dollars into small farms and co-ops that will increase access to local food.    Jeff Hake, a small grains farmer in McLean County will receive around $72,000 to expand their grain processing facility, says the Local... Read More.

Group of food companies led by ButcherBox opposes EATS Act

A group of food companies critical of legislation that addresses Proposition 12 is calling on Congress to take a closer look. Mike Salguero, founder of direct-to-consumer meat company ButcherBox, says more than 20 companies plan to send a letter to key congressional partners outlining... Read More.

Deadline for IL Local Food For Schools funding approaches

Funding is available to help increase access to local foods for students.  Raghela Scavuzzo, executive director of the Illinois Specialty Growers Association says $7.3 million is available to Illinois schools through the Local Food for Schools program. “We have barely tapped into that at this... Read More.

Soybeans key to energy transition, advancing food security

The vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board says the rising demand for biodiesel has helped increase the value of soybean oil. Mac Marshall tells Brownfield biodiesel is one of the most-used renewable fuels on the market and it’s creating new... Read More.