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May 02, 2019, 15:54 ET Broad coalition applauds new bill banning industrial ocean fish farms

A broad range of groups, including the Recirculating Farms Coalition and Friends of the Earth, applaud a new bill, the Keep Fin Fish Free Act (H.R....


Jan 08, 2019, 05:30 ET Groups Celebrate Support for Urban and Innovative Agriculture in New Farm Bill

A coalition of farmers, food and health organizations, including the Recirculating Farms Coalition, the Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance, and the ...


Sep 26, 2018, 05:00 ET Court Stops Industrial Fish Farms in Gulf of Mexico

Yesterday, an unusual coalition of fishing and public interest groups, represented by the Center for Food Safety, won a lawsuit challenging the...


Jun 09, 2018, 06:00 ET Groups March in Washington, DC During Oceans Week To Oppose Offshore Fish Farms

Today, hundreds of people join together in a March for the Oceans in Washington, DC. Preventing development of industrial ocean fish farms is a...


Apr 04, 2018, 06:00 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Debuts Mobile Wellness Partner Program "Growing Local on the Geaux"

Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition officially launched its new health and wellness initiative: Growing Local on the Geaux. One of the first...


Nov 02, 2017, 07:15 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone: National Organics Standards Board Made Right Decision - Hydroponic and Aquaponic Farms Are USDA Organic

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), voted not to prohibit hydroponic and ...


Apr 25, 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. Perdue's ...


Mar 22, 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, features...


Mar 17, 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...


Oct 26, 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),...


Jan 13, 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 that...


Nov 20, 2015, 04:21 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....


Oct 05, 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...


Sep 23, 2015, 04:38 ET Recirculating Farms Coalition Joins USDA Online Chat On Veterans In Agriculture

On September 17, Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone joined USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and various veterans...


Sep 02, 2015, 08:17 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 Marianne...


Aug 29, 2015, 07:38 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 Service" – an...


May 01, 2015, 04:49 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 schools,...


Apr 22, 2015, 10:48 ET For Earth Day, Innovative Farming Group Announces Series of Free "Sustainable Farming" Classes

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than offering free training in sustainable growing techniques? That's what Recirculating Farms Coalition...


Nov 06, 2013, 04:28 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 New...


Oct 24, 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...


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

Lower 9th Ward community members, farmers, and volunteers from across the city came together at The Backyard Gardener's Network's Guerrilla Garden...


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

This week, in honor of National Food Day, a time to champion affordable, healthy and sustainable food, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention...


Aug 23, 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 in ...


Jun 01, 2012, 07:01 ET Recirculating Farms Help New Orleans Eat Local

As New Orleans begins its second annual Eat Local Challenge, the Recirculating Farms Coalition celebrates the launch of a new rooftop garden in the...


Apr 20, 2012, 07:21 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...