(L to R) Augusta, WV, Bigg Riggs Farm owner (former U.S. Marine ) Calvin Riggleman, Farmer Veteran Coalition Executive Director Michael OâGorman, and Malwah, NJ, Southtown Farm owner (former U.S. Marine) Matt Solerno stand with Homegrown by Heroes sign at the opening of the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) Farmers Market in the east parking lot of USDA in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jun. 6, 2014. Homegrown By Heroes initiative allows farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and the like from all 50 states and U.S. territories who have served or are still serving in any branch of the U.S. military the ability to use the logo on their agricultural products. Consumers and businesses purchasing agricultural products will begin to see this logo at the point-of-purchase and on business signage, enabling them to select products that support our countryâs farmer veterans. USDA photo by Tom Witham.
June 13, 2014
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