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Touring Welsh farmers educate city pupils about agriculture

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The Cows on Tour group appeared on local TV channel London Live and was filmed by the BBC’s Newsround for a programme set to air in April.

A group of young farmers who call themselves Cows on Tour have completed a 300-mile round trip from Wales to London to teach inner-city children about farming.

By Tom Hart
Farmers Weekly
Mar 30, 2016

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Now in its second year, the annual event aims to educate children living in cities about where the food they eat comes from and ultimately canvas support from the next generation of consumers.

It’s hard for me to imagine growing up in a highly populated area, such as London, but for the children at Pakeman school, this is the norm and as a result, they don’t know how important this industry is in feeding the nation Abi Reader, Cows on Tour

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Minnesota Bills Would Provide Money for Urban Agriculture Programs

The second bill will provide $3 million to establish the East Phillips indoor urban farm, which would utilize a portion of an existing building and transform it into a year-round urban farm.

By Cleo Greene
KSTP
03/30/2016

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Proposals at the state legislature would provide money for urban agriculture programs in Minnesota.

Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) on Tuesday discussed two bills to address the food justice crisis in Minnesota. The bills have been introduced before; Clark is working to get support from lawmakers for urban farming.

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Supermarket Chain Hy-Vee, Inc. Gives $164,000 to Fund Community Gardens

hyveeHyVee is an employee-owned chain of 240 supermarkets located throughout the Midwestern United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Click on image for larger file.

One Step Community Garden Grants may be awarded to organizations whose core focus teaches those in need about health and nutrition through the process of planting, tending and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables.

WandTV
Mar 28, 2016

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With this year’s recipients included, Hy-Vee has awarded more than 580 grants since 2013 with more than $894,000 being donated overall since 2011.

Hy-Vee’s One Step program uses a portion of the proceeds from the sale of earth-friendly, everyday products to benefit local and worldwide charitable causes. Some of these products include a 5-pound bag of russet potatoes, shredded wheat cereal, paper towels and bottled water.

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