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18Mar 20
COVID-19 Collected Resources For Farmers

COVID-19 Collected Resources for Farmers

We are compiling a list of resources for farmers who are working through challenges brought about by COVID-19.  This list is constantly updated, so please check back frequently. Resources Local Farmers Markets Do Their Part to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus, Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Resources For Food and Farms from NC State Extension COVID-19 Resources, NC State Extension North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Notice of essential food and agriculture employee form Meat for Everyone…

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18Mar 20
COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging In The Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging in the Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

Need to stock up on food but avoiding the grocery store? Concerned about how our food supply will weather this crisis? We can help you with both. The spread of COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on our lives and our economy. It has driven many shoppers to big box stores and large online retailers to stock up on food and supplies. This is impacting markets for independent, family-owned farms when they need our support most. With major cities, states and…

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13Mar 20
COVID-19 Will Be Tough On Farms. Here Are A Few Ways You Can Help.

COVID-19 will be tough on farms. Here are a few ways you can help.

As COVID-19 deepens its impact, A Greener World is working to protect our staff and communities (see more about our response here), but farmers are going to need support from all of us. Now is the time to be rallying around our independent farmers. Because of this epidemic, they could see orders from restaurants and food vendors be severely restricted or indeed canceled. This is an area that causes us grave concern, as most of our certified farmers supply markets…

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12Mar 20
How AGW Is Responding To COVID-19

How AGW is Responding to COVID-19

Message from Andrew Gunther, AGW Executive Director We’ve been in touch with our team and farmers, and wanted to also share with our wider community how we are addressing the challenges that arise from COVID-19. We have suspended travel since March 5 and will be reviewing this decision regularly. As an organization we are respectful of our team members and many stakeholders’ varying health risks, and recognize it would be reckless to travel at a time when we are not…

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19Feb 20
Going Non-GMO

Going Non-GMO

Over the last decade, the growth in demand for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products has been nothing short of astonishing. It is fair to say that most North Americans have been unwittingly eating GMO foods since the mid-1990s. According to National Geographic, around 65% of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves—from pizza, chips and cookies to ice cream, salad dressing and corn syrup—contain ingredients from GMO soybeans, corn or canola. Despite long-term public consumption of GMO foods and increased…

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