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Friday, May 29, 2009

Organic Dairies Watch the Good Times Turn Bad

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Organic Dairies Watch the Good Times Turn Bad

When Ken Preston went organic on his dairy farm here in 2005, he figured that doing so would guarantee him what had long been elusive: a stable, high price for the milk from his cows.

Sure enough, his income soared 20 percent, and he could finally afford a Chevy Silverado pickup to help out. The dairy conglomerate that distributed his milk wanted everything Mr. Preston could supply. Supermarket orders were skyrocketing.

But soon the price of organic feed shot up. Then the recession hit, and families looking to save on groceries found organic milk easy to do without. Ultimately the conglomerate, with a glut of product, said it would not renew his contract next month, leaving him with nowhere to sell his milk, a victim of trends that are crippling many organic dairy farmers from coast to coast.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/us/29dairy.html?_r=1

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Next CFPC Meeting... 09June09, Tuesday @ 1900 @ The Living Room, 514 - 17 Ave SW

Read more! Next CFPC Meeting... 09June09, Tuesday @ 1900 @ The Living Room, 514 - 17 Ave SW
featuring Plan It Calgary & how it addresses Urban Ag issues.

Agenda items can be submitted to growingspaces@2011calgary.ca

Calgary RiverFest & NYC Times Square goes Car Free

Read more! Pedestrians enjoy first day of car-free stretches of Broadway at Times Square, Herald Square
NYC Times Square goes Car Free

Saturday, May 23, 2009

DE:Lawning, Planting Party, Urban Chickens & next CFPC meeting...

Read more! Killarney DE:Lawning No Dig/Live Mulch Project

1. Planting the seeds of change! Everyone welcome to drop by the Calgary downtown urban ag pilot garden planting on Sunday, 24May09 on Barkley Mall 6 ave & 3 st @ 2pm - 4pm
CFPC sponsored... A new 2011 x 2011 Garden!

Calgary Food Policy Facebook Group.... http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23936079065

2. Backyard Coops Make Chicks Chic
http://tinyurl.com/UrbanChicken2

3. Next CFPC meeting... The Living Room, 514 - 17 Ave SW on 09June09 @ 1900

More Gardens!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Next meeting of the Calgary Food Policy Council: 12May09 @ 7pm

Read more! Next meeting of the Calgary Food Policy Council: 12May09 @ 7pm

http://www.2011calgary.ca/

http://www.avenuecalgary.com/current-issue