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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Calvin Riggleman holds an oregano seedling and soil on Bigg Riggs farm in Hampshire County, West Virginia. USDA photo by Lance Cheung

Lots of veterans are looking for structure, purpose and a sense of community when they leave the military, and more are turning to farming to find it.
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Video from Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan This may look like a farm, but it’s still a battlefield.  For these veterinarians, the shots don’t come from the rifle, but are filled with vaccines. The Kentucky Army & Air National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team’s mission …
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From AFN Afghanistan Fresh food only lasts so long. To help these women get more from their harvest, soldiers from the Kentucky Agriculture Development Team worked with Kapisa province leaders to find a better way to preserve their crops. They …
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By Lisa Daniel, American Forces Press Service From www.defense.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy Department is providing the market share for the nation’s nascent biofuel industry as part of a White House initiative to kick-start the alternative energy sector, administration officials …
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By Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary Ray Mabus From www.whitehouse.gov On August 16th, President Obama announced that our Departments will jointly invest $510 million over the next three years to develop the domestic capacity for advanced biofuels.  The funds will be leveraged …
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