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January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 22, 2011

Budget Woes 

Dead end

Farm Bill Progress Comes To A Halt

The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."

November 16, 2011

Food Bill 

sunset farm

Farm Bill Closer To Congress, Michael Pollan Speaks Out

As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.

October 27, 2011

Full Speed Ahead 

Farm

A Farm Bill So Fast You’ll Flip Your Subsidy

The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.

October 12, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin On His Polyface Farm

Joel Salatin, Part 3: Polyface Vs. Walmart

In part three of Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about whether small producers could ever successfully partner with corporations like Walmart.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

July 30, 2011

The Foodie Bookshelf 

Daniel Tucker And His Book Farm Together Now

Daniel Tucker’s “Farm Together Now” – Fixing The Food System

"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

June 20, 2011

Good Food To Go 

Food Truck

Meals On Wheels: Food Trucks, Mobile Grocers, Truck Farms

Good food, healthy food, and local food is coming to your neighborhood by way of food trucks.

June 9, 2011

European E. Coli Crisis 

vegetables at the supermarket

E. Coli Outbreak Waning, Still More Questions Than Answers

Scientists have been unable to identify the source of the outbreak or the reason for its severity, and nobody can predict the impacts on European agriculture.

June 8, 2011

Global Food Prices 

Venezuelan market

Inflated Food Prices Hurt Venezuela’s Poor

Venezuela has the world's highest inflation rates which make it difficult for their poorest citizens to keep up with rising food prices.

June 3, 2011

Farm Subsidies 

Farm Subsidies

House Votes to Limit Farm Subsidies

A House budget committee voted to change who receives farm subsidies. Now, it's farmers who make $250,000 or less annually, down from $750,000.

May 26, 2011

Economy Of Farming  

cows

Small Farms Make Good Food And Good Economy

Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

two hogs next to their shed

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Organic Apples

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

April 23, 2011

Local Seeds 

Purple Calabash Tomato

Nature’s Crossroads Wants To Be Your Local Seed Source

This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.

April 22, 2011

Capitol Hill 

Capitol Building

Federal Budget Just Got A Lot Less Tasty

House Republicans have begun to pass a budget that includes serious cuts to some food-related organizations.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

Environmentally Sensitive Area Sign

Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

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