The USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers awarded a $300,000 grant to an Oregon-based non-profit to help expand its organic agriculture program. Adelante Mujeres — an organization designed to help Latinas and their families by providing English and GED courses, leadership training and early childhood education — said it will use the money to lease 12 acres of farmland, mentor farmers and expand sales of produce to area farmers markets. The organic agriculture project supports small farmers who have limited resources and English language skills, and face barriers accessing mainstream programs. (The Oregonian) Read more.
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