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25 Apr, 2017, 18:36 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Calls on New Secretary of Agriculture to Support Aquaponic and Hydroponic Farming

Today, Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In response to Mr....


22 Mar, 2017, 10:18 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Named In 2017 Grist 50

Marianne Cufone, Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition was named one of the 2017 Grist 50 – the list announced yesterday,...


17 Mar, 2017, 16:17 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone: To Protect Marine Life, NOAA Must End Support for Open Ocean Aquaculture

On Thursday, March 16, an endangered 10-year old Hawaiian monk seal died after becoming trapped in one of Blue Ocean Mariculture's net pens. Blue...


26 Oct, 2016, 10:17 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone: National Organic Standards Board Should Approve Hydroponic and Aquaponic Farms as "Organic"

During the week of November 14th, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),...


13 Jan, 2016, 06:00 ET National and Local Groups Oppose Industrial Fish Farming Regulations

 Today, consumer, environmental, and sustainable fishing and farming organizations expressed their strong opposition to new federal regulations...


20 Nov, 2015, 16:21 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Denounces FDA Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon for Human Consumption

"On November 19, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first genetically modified (GM) animal, a salmon, for human consumption....


05 Oct, 2015, 07:00 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month!

October is National Farm to School Month, and Louisiana nonprofit Recirculating Farms Coalition and partners are celebrating their successes in...


02 Sep, 2015, 20:17 ET USDA Appoints Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director to Special Task Force

 Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has selected Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director...


29 Aug, 2015, 19:38 ET Volunteers Do Community Service with Recirculating Farms Coalition In Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

 Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition hosted over 150 volunteers at its community garden, Growing Local NOLA, for the "K10 Day of...


01 May, 2015, 16:49 ET Proposed Farm to School Law Moves Forward in Louisiana

Yesterday afternoon, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee moved a Farm to School bill forward that could bring more fresh local food to...


06 Nov, 2013, 16:28 ET City Of New Orleans Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Innovative Urban Farming Center - Growing Local NOLA

 Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network broke ground on a unique community farm and food center in...


24 Oct, 2013, 09:30 ET Groundbreaking Event For Farm And Food Center "Growing Local NOLA" Announced On National Food Day

 Today, on Food Day, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network are pleased to announce the November 6th...


13 Aug, 2013, 06:00 ET Backyard Gardeners Network, Recirculating Farms Coalition Host Community Day In Lower 9th Ward

Guerrilla Garden to become first in city with solar-powered hydroponic, living shade structure  Lower 9th Ward community members, farmers,...


26 Oct, 2012, 06:00 ET A Food and Farm Center for New Orleans on National Food Day

The New Orleans Convention Center partners with groups to build an innovative garden This week, in honor of National Food Day, a time to...


23 Aug, 2012, 04:00 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition, New Orleans Food & Farm Network To Build Innovative Urban Farming And Food Center

Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced they are building a new Urban Farming and Food Center...


20 Apr, 2012, 19:21 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Creates First Interactive Map of U.S. Commercial Water Farms -- Helps Consumers Find Fresh Local Food To Celebrate Earth Day

Today, in honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers...


09 Feb, 2012, 08:00 ET AMPS Builds New Orleans' First "Aeroponic" Recirculating Farm, Demonstrates Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Today, urban agriculture development company Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) debuted its new project - the very first aeroponic farm in...


04 Oct, 2011, 08:00 ET New Orleans: Worst Food Desert in U.S. and Best City in America for Foodies

Recirculating Farms Coalition: Statement of Executive Director, Marianne Cufone A new study by News One ranked New Orleans, Louisiana as the...


15 Sep, 2011, 08:00 ET U.S. Food and Job Crises Spawn New Nationwide Farming Coalition

The Recirculating Farms Coalition Launches U.S. Campaign for Local, Fresh Food and Green Jobs Today, a new organization, the Recirculating Farms...