Rhode Island’s Historic Farm-Raised Pheasant Stocking Program Provides Hunters with Game

On the evening before Thanksgiving, 165 pheasants sit in a truck bed. They are destined for the Arcadia Management Area and Nicholas Farm Management Area, where they will be released in twos or fours to more than two dozen different patches of meadow. Hunters will be waiting for them in the morning.

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Massive Greenhouse Proposal Pits Need for Local Food Production Against Town’s Rural Character

A huge greenhouse project producing local food using advanced growing techniques and renewable energy seems on the surface to be an unassailable win for Rhode Island, but the planned launch raises concerns in the small community where millions of tomatoes would be grown.

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Federal Program to Supply Food Banks Chops Local Growers in Latest Round of Contracts

Recent changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a federal food-insecurity relief effort borne out of the coronavirus pandemic, is bringing more grub to Rhode Island. But some say it’s left local growers behind.

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