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January 23, 2012

Un-Fair Trade? 

Coffee Splash

Fair Trade USA Splits From International Community

What does the split mean for those looking for an ethical cup of coffee?

January 3, 2012

Scarce Milk 

milk

Organic Milk Shortage Felt Nationwide

Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.

December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

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 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

A man stands beside a makeshift countertop.  Hanging on the side of the counter are posters.  One says

Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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.

November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

local farmers

No Small Change For Local Producers

Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.

November 10, 2011

Food Futures 

Salem Willard stands between two tall wooden stakes drilled vertically in the ground.  He is leaning against them.  There is a third stake in the foreground.  The ground and trees in the background are bare, reflecting that the picture was taken in early spring.

Young Farmers’ Growing Challenges

The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.

October 28, 2011

Mother Nature's Helpers 

researcher holding a bat

Holy Battered Bats! Double Menace Threatens Farmers’ Helpers

America's bats are in trouble. In parts of the Northeast U.S., their numbers have decreased by 97. What does this mean for farmers?

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 14, 2011

Fall Celebration 

Verbena Poached Pears

Poached Pears, Pickled Peppers And Homebrewing

We have poached pears and a pickled pepper relish, both recipes using ingredients fresh from the garden. And home brewing is all the rage these days.

October 10, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin and his new book Folks This Ain't Normal

Joel Salatin, Part 1: “Folks, This Ain’t Normal”

In part one of the Earth Eats interview, farmer, food activist and author Joel Salatin talks about his new book "Folks, This Ain't Normal."

October 7, 2011

 

Bicycle At The Market

Young Farmers Peddle Vegetables On The Street

Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Missouri.

September 13, 2011

The Cost Of Food 

Corn

Falling Corn Surplus Could Mean Higher Food Prices

Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.

September 10, 2011

Cafeteria Alternative 

green meadow with trees and blue, cloudy sky

Big Red Eats Green Gives Students A Taste Of Local Food

Tastes prepared by local chefs will be available for $1, $2 and $3, and students can buy vegetables and meet area food producers at the mini-farmers market.

August 29, 2011

Resistant Rootworms 

rootworm

Corn Crops Fall Prey To Resistant Bug

Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.

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 23, 2011

Summery Greens 

Summer Salad with blueberries, greens, and rice

Farmers Market Salad With Fresh Lemon Basil Dressing

What I decided to make from the treasures I purchased from the market was a salad that makes a wonderful side or light lunch.

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 27, 2011

Small Farms 

Flock Of Chickens

Bringing The Slaughterhouse To The Farm

Thanks to mobile slaughterhouses, Vermont farmers may find it easier to get their safe, healthy, and humanely raised meat to the tables of their customers.

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