If you are a farmer interested in selling produce wholesale or direct to a retailer, restaurant or institution, you probably have food safety on the brain. A growing number of buyers require farms to demonstrate compliance with a food safety standard, often through an audit and certification program. That takes work for any farmer, but small and midsized farmers can face unique challenges in accessing and paying for food safety training, audits and certification. Luckily, USDA has a tool designed specifically for you.
Brilliant Blue Butterflies Provide Beautiful Sight for Guests; Exclusive Reception Available
September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. Typically there are more than 1,000 tropical butterflies of various kinds flying freely throughout the conservatory; however, this month it will be filled exclusively with spectacular blue morpho butterflies.
More than 100 companies purchasing eggs now are demanding their sources produce cage-free eggs. The idea of chickens roaming about, scratching in the dirt, elicits an idealistic thought that it leads to better animal welfare and better quality eggs. The National Association of Egg Farmers wants consumers to know that this is simply not true.
It’s called the “long emergency”, where the effort to stem the effects of climate change requires a collective effort spanning generations from people all over the world. The things we teach our kids today will benefit their great grandchildren! For as urgent as all this is, we still need to communicate the message in a way that makes this cause a fun one! They will eventually appreciate the urgency...in due time.