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October 13, 2014

 

Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos

Tomatoes Are (Still) The Taste Of Oregon Farmers Markets

From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!

October 12, 2014

 

produce for sale at farmers market

Best Of The Season: Portland

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

September 8, 2014

 

farmers Jack and Diane Aaron

My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything But Quiet

Probably the biggest undertaking the Jack and Diane Aaron took on was the restoration of the barn on the property, built in 1935.

September 1, 2014

 

farmer Dan Hromas

My Farm Roots: Coming Home To Roost

Dan Hromas became a farmer after spending the better part of two decades as a soldier. Like farming, military service runs in the family.

August 25, 2014

 

farmer Riley Lewis

My Farm Roots: Carrying On A Farm Family Legacy

One of Riley Lewis’ sons currently works alongside him and he has also worked with his own father and grandfather.

August 22, 2014

 

Kari Williams

My Farm Roots: Smells Like Home

The fate of Kari Williams' family’s farms in Nebraska is uncertain. Her uncles are getting close to retirement. None of her cousins are clamoring to take over.

August 18, 2014

 

farmer elisha pullen

My Farm Roots: Touch The Ground

Farmer Elisha Pullen has grown accustomed to being the only person on his county road where he has room to stretch out.

March 23, 2014

Edible Landscapes 

66 Square Feet

Top 5 Nature-Loving Food Bloggers

We’re recognizing three farmers and two foragers who, by simplifying living and appreciating time spent outdoors, have learned what the landscape can offer.

July 31, 2013

That Is The Question 

chicken on her nest

To Brood, Or Not To Brood

Do you have a chicken who is a homebody to a fault? Don't worry, it's natural. What to know about your brooding birds.

June 8, 2013

Cheesecake? 

clothbound cheddar cheese

Local Food Thrives In Vermont, Architecture Of A Cake

Professor Amy Trubek discusses her research with Vermont maple syrup and artisan cheese, and amateur bakers try their hands at architecturally inspired cakes.

May 31, 2013

International Oink 

pig

Hog Farmers Hope To Benefit From U.S., China Merger

China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.

May 4, 2013

 

grape leaves

Future Of The Farm Bill, Dolmas With Some Local Flare

Author Dan Imhoff says every American who enjoys eating should be concerned about the farm bill. And, Chef Daniel Orr forages for grape leaves, wraps dolmas.

January 11, 2013

Food Rules 

Safety stencilled on the road.

FDA Issues Two New Food Safety Rules

The pair of proposed guidelines stresses the importance of preventing food-borne illness in the first place.

October 21, 2012

Dr. Dolittle 

close up stethoscope

What To Do With A Sick Or Injured Chicken

Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.

July 16, 2012

Size Isn't Everything 

white picket fence

A Plot In The Middle

Two basic types of farms are proliferating in the U.S., very big and very small. But medium-sized, self-sustaining family farms, have declined dramatically.

July 2, 2012

What's In A Word 

farming garlic

The Sustainable Hand

As more farmers from varied ag techniques embrace the idea of “sustainability," their open-ended definitions will help shape the next generation of farming.

June 26, 2012

HAL 

farm robot

Take Me To Your Fields: Robots On The Farm

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a robot to help out around the farm? That might not be so far off.

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

April 1, 2012

Protecting Pollinators 

honeybee on a yellow flower

Purdue Educates Farmers About Insecticides’ Effect On Bees

New studies show the impacts a popular insecticide is having on bee colonies.

November 16, 2011

Price Is Right 

farmland

Indiana Farmland Values Jump 29 Percent, Could Remain High

A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago shows a 25-percent increase in Midwest agricultural land values over the last year.

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