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Broad swath of northern Africa faces food shortages, experts warn

December 15, 2011

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DAKAR, Senegal — More than 9 million people in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region face a food crisis next year after low rainfall, poor harvests, high food prices and a drop in remittances from migrants, aid agency Oxfam International said this week. People in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are at particularly […]

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USDA Accepting States’ Applications for Organic Certification Cost-Share Assistance

September 7, 2011

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AMS No. 189-11 Soo Kim (202) 720-7476 Soo.kim@ams.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 – Eligible states have another opportunity to apply for organic certification cost share funds for fiscal year 2011 following today’s announcement of $6.85 million in federal funds by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Funds are available through two programs—the Agricultural Management Assistance Program […]

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