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From ASAP’s Local Food Research Center:

Today the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a preliminary report of the long awaited 2012 Census of Agriculture. Though county-level data is still to come, state-level data for North Carolina reveals interesting new trends.

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Stepp's Plants

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. Our development department has the opportunity to hear about ASAP’s impact first-hand from farmers. This week, they share Larry Stepp’s encouraging story to show that we can transform our food system with your support.

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Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week our Local Food Research Center shares they’re beginning their research of another food system: that of Charlotte, NC, in partnership with great organizations working east of the mountains! Read the rest of this entry »

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Farmers

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center presents some of the responses they’ve gathered to this important question: When the challenges are so numerous and the stakes so high, what is it that keeps farming families in the business?

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We love hearing your local food and farming stories here at ASAP! After all, that’s why we started this new site. And, it’s why we have been set up at the 2011 North Carolina Mountain State Fair this past week (we’re also proud sponsors).
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