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FSMA Preventative Controls Comment for Farmers and Facilities

For background information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), please click here>>
How to Comment
Comments are due by Monday, December 15th (the earlier the better, since the website might be overloaded on the 15th)
The following draft comment applies to the Preventative Controls Rule for both Human and Animal food.  However, there is no website to collect [...]

 

FSMA Comment for Eaters

For background information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), please click here>>
How to Comment
Comments are due by Monday, December 15th (the earlier the better, since the server might be overloaded on the 15th)
Everyone, produce farmers and eaters, will be affected by this rule and is welcome to comment.  The sample comment below is designed to [...]

 

FSMA Produce Rule Comment for Farmers

For background information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), please click here>>
How to Comment
Comments are due by Monday, December 15th (the earlier the better, since the website might be overloaded on the 15th)
To comment on the Produce Rule, click here>>
Then click on the “Comment Now” button on the right side of that page and [...]

 

Tell FDA to Support Family Farmers! Comment on FSMA

Comments are due Monday, December 15th
See this draft comment for Eaters, and these two draft comments for Farmers: one about the Produce and one about the Preventative Controls Rules
Overview
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, for the second time, proposed new rules that will have a huge impact on how food – especially fresh fruits [...]

 
December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration FoFF & Friends

December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration FoFF & Friends

Join us on Tuesday, December 9th at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) from 5:30- 8:30 pm for a fun and inspirational evening as we showcase several Portland based non-profits making a difference in the community through food and agriculture. These groups, along with FoFF are part of the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide.
LIVE MUSIC & RAFFLE [...]

 

Central Oregon is replete with farms and restaurants. Join us in Bend for a lively panel of representatives from both of these thriving sectors. Local farmers and ranchers will discuss the challenges of distribution and the blessings of direct sales. Restauranteurs will discuss sourcing locally, eating seasonally and the ups and downs of the business [...]

 
Farmers Rising Conference Helps New Farmers and Ranchers Find Success

Farmers Rising Conference Helps New Farmers and Ranchers Find Success

Over the weekend of October 17 – 18, more than one hundred beginning farmers and ranchers attended ‘Farmers Rising’ a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Convivium organized by Friends of Family Farmers, Rogue Farm Corps and Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development at Two Rivers Farm outside of Springfield, Oregon.
The event featured almost thirty hands-on workshops [...]

 
November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

Truffles are considered to be one of the most treasured culinary delicacies in the world. Western Oregon is fortunate to boast native truffles and has ideal conditions for cultivating European varieties, some of which capture thousands of dollars per pound. Most truffles are found in the wild, often with the help of four-legged friends like [...]

 

Farmers Rising Course Descriptions

Farmers Rising

October 17-19, Springfield, OR
Session descriptions & trainer bios
Session 1
Cut Flowers 101 with Erin McMullen
An introduction to the best cut flowers for adding value to a small farm. We’ll focus on why to grow flowers, how to grow them, where to sell them and what to grow. No prior flower experience necessary. [...]

 

October 14th: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

You down with TPP? Hell no, not me!, says a diverse range of advocates from consumer groups to labor organizations. But why? Join us Tuesday October 14th from 5:30- 8:30 pm at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Our hope is [...]

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