Iowa Healthiest State Initiative increasing access to healthy food, visits Freight House farmer’s market

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The nonprofit, ‘Iowa Healthiest State Initiative’, recognized the Freight House Farmers’ Market as a participating location for a healthy food program at a press conference Saturday morning. The program, known as ‘Double Up Bucks,’ allows people using SNAP benefits to match purchases made with their EBT card on fresh produce. Amerigroup contributed one hundred thousand dollars to continue to expand access to food for low income Iowans.

“The Freight House joined the program in 2020 and since then customers have redeemed more than thirty five hundred thousand dollars in fruits and vegetables,” says Jamie Haberl, Executive

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Good hot or room temperature, this easy soup can be vegan, vegetarian or filled with ham

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Flexibility in any dish is a blessing for a cook. If a dish tastes great whether served hot or room temperature; delicious with meat or without; takes advantage of similarly flavored but different vegetables, all these make it easier for a cook. One can look in the fridge, the garden, a farmer’s market or the produce section of a store and swap around ingredients using ones easily at hand. Grab a flexi-recipe like this one and off you go.

The one thing you have to have to make this soup is boiled potato. It could even be leftovers. Right now,

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EPA Grants Emergency Exemption for Coffee Leaf Rust Fungicide in HawaiiDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Hawaiian coffee plants showing signs of coffee leaf rust (CLR). Hawaii Board of Agriculture photo.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a request from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) to allow the use of a chemical fungicide in the state’s emerging battle against coffee leaf rust disease.

Coffee leaf rust, which has popped up in nearly every country or region in which coffee is commercially cultivated over the past 150 years, was discovered for the first time in the state of Hawaii last October on the island of Maui. By November, the disease was identified

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