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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food



NCRLC is one among many faith groups partnering with USDA in their efforts to promote local food and rural development.

KNOW YOUR FOOD, KNOW YOUR FARMER is a USDA-wide effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers.

It is also the start of a national conversation about the importance of understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your plate. Today, there is too much distance between the average American and their farmer and we are marshalling resources from across USDA to help create the link between local production and local consumption.

Visit their informative website on Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer


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Dear Mrs. Barber Kara Storey | Friday, August 06, 2010

Thank you for your comment! Yes, we do have a newsletter that goes out to all of our members. You can sign up to become a member by clicking on the membership button on our website. We also have a weekly e-bulletin that you can sign up for in the upper left corner of the home page. Thanks again!
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Paulette Pyle | Thursday, August 05, 2010

Beautiful web site with loads of great information! I just hope we don't present the image of the Catholic faith as being political activist who takes a narrow view of agriculture. I know many, many large, medium and small farmers who have immigrant workers who treat them and their families as though they were members of their own families. Also want to suggest that NCLRC keep a balanced view and presentation about the tools that farmers use to produce food. When all is said and done, we do not want to be getting our food from other countries where we have no idea how it is produced re: labor or inputs. Just stay balanced in your discussions and give our American farmers of all sizes the credit they deserve. I love my faith and my church, but do worry that we are getting a bit non-objective and overzealous when discussing farmers and farm practices. God Bless You!
Mrs. Bernadette Barber | Friday, July 30, 2010

Hey I agree with the premise of Know your Farmer. I don't know enough aboutt he program.

I just know if we deregulate at the direct farmer to consumer, we will be better off.

Do you all have a newsletter?

Thanks

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