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Chelsea Losh-Jones, Babe + Sage Farm   This blog post was made possible through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.   In a previous blog post, I wrote about the basics of how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect small farms.  In this edition, […]

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The Farm Bill is a big deal. It provides funding and programmatic direction for dozens and dozens of USDA and nutrition programs, all of which combine to form one of the largest, central components of the United States’ food system. The Farm Bill is the vehicle for funding and implementing all SNAP (formerly food stamps), […]

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This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference at the Georgia State University Student Center. Black Urban Growers or BUG is an amazing organization dedicated to supporting and connecting urban growers throughout the nation through advocacy and food education. This year was my first attending […]

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Even without a major health insurance plan, primary and preventative care is often a priority to farmers and farming families. Federally Qualified Health Centers are health care clinics that will both accept insurance, and work with uninsured on a sliding scale to offer services. In Georgia, all Federally Qualified Health Centers are housed under the […]

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When Bobby Jones of Babe and Sage Farm in Gordon put a screw through his hand while building a hoop house, he was uninsured. “Thankfully, the screw missed any bones or tendons, which could have meant surgery and months of physical therapy,” Jones says. “They gave me an IV of antibiotics and pain medication for […]

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Through a new partnership with the Kaiser Bridge Program and generous support from the Food Well Alliance, Georgia Organics is launching its insurance enrollment pilot program. The Georgia Bridge Program is an effort on the part of Kaiser to serve uninsured Georgians with up to two years of free health insurance under their KPIF GA […]

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For some farming operations or individuals, the costs of a marketplace insurance plan can be incorporated into the operation’s business plan and budget. While navigating the marketplace and understanding how to best utilize insurance can be intimidating, there are many reasons to pursue health insurance through the marketplace. “I really like using the the Marketplace to […]

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Watch the Awards Live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaOrganics/videos/10154801383221782/ Watch Ceremony Welcome Video Here: https://vimeo.com/240684012 Follow Hashtags: #goldenradish #farmtoschool  75 Georgia School Districts Win Golden Radish Awards for Farm to School Accomplishments Atlanta, Ga. (October 30, 2017) – Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the […]

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Jackson County Schools Makes Room for Legumes! By, Jackson County Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member, Gracelyn Jones October National Farm to School month has been a whirlwind of activity and the perfect catalyst for diving into service at my schools. After spending time adjusting to my service site and getting to know […]

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Farming isn’t a career path for the faint of heart; along with fisheries and forestry, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Just ask Darby Weaver who suffered a broken leg in 2015 as a result of an accident involving her cow. While Weaver was insured, limited provider options and rising […]

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