USDA http://wkms.org en "Local Food, Local Places" Initiative Looks to Support Community-Grown Food http://wkms.org/post/local-food-local-places-initiative-looks-support-community-grown-food <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">A new USDA program is aiming to better incorporate locally grown food into communities.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Parker Franklin 41202 at http://wkms.org "Local Food, Local Places" Initiative Looks to Support Community-Grown Food New Conservation Program Looks to Draw Community Input http://wkms.org/post/new-conservation-program-looks-draw-community-input <p><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">A new Natural Resource Conservation Service program aims to grant<font color="#000000"> funds to projects designed by local entities.</font></font></font></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:26:51 +0000 Parker Franklin 40893 at http://wkms.org New Conservation Program Looks to Draw Community Input Beef Recall Includes GFS Marketplace Groceries in Ky., Tenn. http://wkms.org/post/beef-recall-includes-gfs-marketplace-groceries-ky-tenn <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">Some regional markets are included in the United States Department of Agriculture's </span><a href="http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/7baf92e6-d643-47d0-949e-4e6a621bc2af/RC-030-2014-Retail-List.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CONVERT_TO=url&amp;CACHEID=7baf92e6-d643-47d0-949e-4e6a621bc2af" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">list of stores that might have received ground beef shipments contaminated with E. coli</a><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 19:14:35 +0000 John Null 40843 at http://wkms.org Beef Recall Includes GFS Marketplace Groceries in Ky., Tenn. How Does Climate Change Affect Kentucky Farmers? http://wkms.org/post/how-does-climate-change-affect-kentucky-farmers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The US Global Change Research Program released its third climate assessment this week, which found Kentucky farmers could continue to see rising summer temperatures and increased drought in the future.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:15:32 +0000 Whitney Jones 40409 at http://wkms.org How Does Climate Change Affect Kentucky Farmers? LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns http://wkms.org/post/lbl-closes-fenton-campground-indefinitely-due-weather-concerns <p>Land Between The Lakes has closed Fenton Campground for camping indefinitely due to damage from ongoing severe weather.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:52:29 +0000 Parker Franklin & USDA 39702 at http://wkms.org LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns USDA Expanding Poverty-Reduction Initiative http://wkms.org/post/usda-expanding-poverty-reduction-initiative <p>Ten western counties are among the 73 in Kentucky joining the StrikeForce initiative, a federal program designed to help poor rural communities take advantage of government resources.&nbsp; The counties in our region are Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Union. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says StrikeForce coordinates programs in community assistance, nutrition, farming, and resource conservation.&nbsp; Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:40:51 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 38161 at http://wkms.org USDA Expanding Poverty-Reduction Initiative Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion http://wkms.org/post/mayfield-seeks-funding-build-farmers-market-pavillion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market. &nbsp;Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.&nbsp;</span></p><div><div>“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”</div> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:10:25 +0000 Rob Canning 32220 at http://wkms.org Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion Grand Rivers Receives Federal Grants and Loans for New Wastewater Treatment Plant http://wkms.org/post/grand-rivers-receives-federal-grants-and-loans-new-wastewater-treatment-plant <p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:13:56 +0000 Chad Lampe 30876 at http://wkms.org TN has $170K Available To Help Organic Farmers http://wkms.org/post/tn-has-170k-available-help-organic-farmers <p></p><p>Tennessee has $170,000 dollars available for certified organic farmers and those transitioning to organic agriculture. The money is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Organic Initiative, which helps plan and implement conservation practices that allow their organic operations to be environmentally sustainable.&nbsp; Some of these practices include cover crops, nutrient and pest management and crop rotation. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:26:27 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 29864 at http://wkms.org TN has $170K Available To Help Organic Farmers West Tennessee Non-Profits Helping Veterans Get Jobs http://wkms.org/post/west-tennessee-non-profits-helping-veterans-get-jobs <p>A partnership between two regional non-profit organizations and USDA Rural Development is helping West Tennessee veterans find jobs. Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode says the partnership is between Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Crockett Policy Institute. The USDA is providing a $30,000 grant. The collaboration will establish a network of support organizations, a comprehensive database and outreach programs to help veterans find jobs in the energy sector. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:11:06 +0000 The Associated Press 23633 at http://wkms.org