Carbon-Neutral Eggs and USDA Food Security Funding in Hawaii-Alaska-Territories
**Kipster is a self-proclaimed forward-thinking, award-winning Dutch egg farmer that, in 2017, introduced the world’s first carbon-neutral egg to the Netherlands.
Now, the eggs from the first U.S. Kipster farm are available at select Kroger stores around the country.
You can find them at Ralphs in California, QFC in Washington, and Fred Meyer stores in Oregon and Washington, with plans to spread nationwide.
The eggs are sold co-branded with Kroger’s label as Simple Truth + Kipster.
**A Sacramento appeals court has sided with California farmers on three cases related to water quality regulations, which environmental groups had challenged.
Finding in favor of the California Farm Bureau and the State
Water Resources Control Board, the Third District Court of Appeals upheld the Central Valley’s Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
Intended to protect water quality in the Eastern San Joaquin watershed, environmental groups had challenged the program as insufficient under the law.
**The USDA announced $7.6 million in funding to improve food security in Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories.
The funding seeks to increase the quantity and quality of locally grown food through small-scale gardening, herding, and livestock operations in food-insecure communities.
USDA announced the funding as part of its Micro-Grants for Food Security Program.
This year, the program received an additional $3 million through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.