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February 27, 2015

 

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Christine Tailer’s DIY Country Life

At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.

February 4, 2015

 

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Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

November 19, 2014

 

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Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

October 12, 2014

 

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Best Of The Season: Portland

Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.

October 2, 2014

 

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Waste Not, Want Not (Part 1)

Jonathan Bloom's professional interest in food waste has crept into his everyday life. We look at food waste on the farm. Apple butter made from gnarly fruit.

October 2, 2014

 

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Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

September 3, 2014

 

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GMO Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Food Labels

Opponents of labeling genetically modified organisms boosted their spending in 2014 as states considered labeling laws.

August 30, 2014

 

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Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana

Businessman Jeff Mease envisioned adding Asian water buffalo to his southern Indiana farm so he could milk them for cheese. But, that's not possible. Now what?

August 19, 2014

 

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Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

August 10, 2014

 

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Summer Berry Picking: Strawberries

Strawberry picking, though delicious, is tougher than you might think! I used some of my harvest to make Strawberry Chia Jam.

July 19, 2014

 

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Time To Preserve, Swiss Chard, Agritourism For Chefs

Tips for preserving the abundant harvest of zucchini. How to start a home food business. The logistics of tourism on the farm. Swiss chard with Daniel Orr.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

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Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

April 8, 2014

Sustainable Farming 

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Former Pro-Athlete Will Allen Promotes Urban Agriculture

Through his organization Growing Power, Will Allen establishes urban community farms and teaches local residents how to grow their own food.

February 20, 2014

Ag Info 

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Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data

Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

February 11, 2014

Tough Times 

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Changing Dairy Industry Leaves Some Farmers In The Dust

The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.

January 13, 2014

Let It Snow? 

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Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

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Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

December 28, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor 

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Forget The Golf Course, Subdivisions Build Around Farms

A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

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FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

December 3, 2013

Snip Snap 

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Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.

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