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Commercial Farming Finally Pays Off

May 3, 2021

Before Ram became involved in the program, farming was a losing proposition for him no matter how hard he worked. “I faced problems with flooding, drought, cold spells, and marketing, and was thinking about leaving this occupation.” When he came into contact with field staff from local partner SAHAMATI, he was relieved to learn that […]

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New Farming Practices Improve Family Finances

March 1, 2021

Ramona’s family has always depended on agriculture to survive. With support and encouragement from local partner CIEETS, they’re finally beginning to thrive. She and her family used to plant only corn and beans. “Sometimes we had good results, sometimes not, depending on the weather,” she says. They would have to sell some of their harvested […]

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Cash in the Village

September 25, 2019

After five years of participating in activities promoted by the program, Judith Mae is optimistic about the future. The mother of five says with a huge smile on her face, “I am now enlightened. I use good farming practices on my farm and teach them to others. Because of this, I have sufficient food for […]

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The Hope We Hold and The Hope We Bring

November 30, 2018

Hope applies to both sides of our organization. Webster says, “Hope is the desire and expectation of good – as ‘my hope is that you succeed.” As a farmer, I became a little depressed and concerned over the summer because we received over 14 inches of rain in 20 days. But I held onto hope […]

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Michigan Agricultural Commodities offers matching Gift of Grain program

November 9, 2018

As harvest progresses throughout the state, locally owned Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc. (MAC) is offering an opportunity for farmers to join in the support of two important organizations: Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) and the Michigan FFA Foundation. The MAC mission focuses on honesty, reliability and growth. These two organizations develop growth, one […]

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