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10 Cents a Meal aims to bring local food to school cafeterias

Food & Farming | October 15, 2012 | By Diane Conners

Would you chip in $1 if it meant 10 schoolchildren could eat locally grown fruits and vegetables at lunch on Monday? How about $10 for 100 kids? That’s about four classes full of children, bursting with energy and ready to learn new things. You can do just that by contributing to a new campaign that starts this fall for a program that could be in place by spring: 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms.

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Wild Swine, the DNR and a Solution

Food & Farming | May 16, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The effort by Michigan authorities to eradicate feral swine from the state has exploded in controversy and drawn national media attention in recent weeks, but an MLUI analysis shows much of the dust-up could seemingly be diffused by looking at how other states deal with the environmental menace that is the wild boar.

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Get To Know Your Farmer

Food & Farming | March 12, 2012 | By MLUI

The Michigan Land Use Institute is launching a new Know Your Farmer marketing tool as a companion to the successful Taste the Local Difference Food and Farm Guide that is a directory to more than 200 of the region’s farms and their products.

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