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Salamander Springs Farm: Permaculture Farm in the Appalachian Mountains

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3 mentions3 days ago
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Salamander Springs Farm: Permaculture Farm in the Appalachian MountainsNestled above an overgrown ridge-top meadow in the Appalachian Mountains, farmer Susana Lein proudly runs Salamander Springs Farm, a permaculture farm, homestead and “food forest,” where living, healthy soil is considered the most important resource. Working closely with her local ...

Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More

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2 mentions1 week ago
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The Nevada standoff was initially over unpaid grazing fees by Bundy, but the issue has grown to a significance well beyond that in many Americans’ minds.Few issues have calcified viewpoints on the government in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal ...

Keep Your Eye on the U.S. Dollar

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2 mentions1 week ago
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April 16, 2014 — Even though milk prices are holding strong –change is inevitable, according to Matt Mattke, Market360 Analyst with Stewart-Peterson, Inc. He tells us why we shouldbe watching the value of the U.S. dollar and the correlation the dollar has with Class III Milk prices.

Shortage of Farmers Creates 'Dangerous Situation' for U.S.

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2 mentions1 week ago
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Farming has always been a hard life. It's a livelihood held hostage by the whims of Mother Nature and fickle consumers.Now you can add the high cost of doing business to the list of things scaring young Americans away from agriculture, and it's raising concerns that the nation ...

Butter's comeback churns big sales

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2 mentions1 week ago
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Hope Creamery manager Jay Logan tossed a chunk of freshly churned butter into the butter wrapping machine Thursday in Hope, Minn. The creamery, which churns more than 300,000 pounds of butter a year, has found success selling to Twin Cities eateries and grocery stores. Per capita U.S. butter ...

Defra gives green light for GM omega-3 plants trials

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2 mentions1 week ago
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SCIENTISTS have been given the go ahead to grow genetically modified (GM) camelina plants which produce the omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish.Defra granted permission for researchers from Rothamsted Research to conduct the field trial at the centre in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A Defra spokesman said it had ...

On April 17 We Defend our Seeds and Fight Against the Seed Industry

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2 mentions1 week ago
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This year we dedicate the 17th of April, international day of peasant struggles, to the defense of seeds. Seeds are an essential basis for achieving food sovereignty because almost everything in agriculture depends on them: What we can plant and how it is grown; the quality and nutrition ...

How Buying Local Food Grows Local Economies

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2 mentions1 week ago
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The motto “Think Globally, Act Locally” has long been a guiding tenet of the sustainable food movement. But does acting locally really make a difference and if so, what kind of difference? That’s just what a team of economists set out to explore in the study Linkages Between ...

In harsh country, quality pays

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When consumers question the sustainability of today’s beef cattle operations, they clearly haven’t met James Cloud.After all, he’s raising commercial Angus cattle on CRP land in Rule, Texas, that’s been in the family more than 100 years. And despite the environmental odds being stacked against him in the ...

Beekeepers Discuss Mass Honeybee Deaths From Almond Pollination

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2 mentions1 week ago
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In early February, commercial, migratory beekeepers travel with their bees to the almond groves in California for pollination. Almonds are one of many key crops that rely upon honeybees for pollination. Many migratory beekeepers begin with almonds and then travel to other states to work with growers and ...

Science Graphic of the Week: Fluorescence Reveals the Incredible Productivity of America’s Corn Belt

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
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The glow represents satellite measurements of fluorescence of land plants in early July, over a period from 2007 to 2011. Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.During photosynthesis, the chlorophyll in healthy plants absorbs light to be converted into energy, but it also emits a little bit of light ...

The 10 minor realizations that flipped my thinking about GMOs

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
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A recent story about GMO testing kicked off a conversation with a friend. The researchers tested the biochemicals from crops to suss out variations in food quality and composition due to genetic engineering. The new process allowed researchers to extract 1,000 or so biochemicals from the fruit of ...

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods that Reduce Mucus, Phlegm and Snot

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
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Whenever my nose gets stuffy and my cough a little phlegm-like, I realize it is time to clean up my diet with some anti-inflammatory foods. Mucus is produced in the body as a defense mechanism against toxins, viruses and bacteria and dually cushions and protects the bodies cells ...

Importance of Environmental Stewardship with Padlock Ranch’s Wayne Fahsholtz

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
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Each year, the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Beef Council and the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Foundation, honors a Montana ranch that exemplifies environmental stewardship and demonstrates a commitment toward improved sustainability within their communities. This award recognizes Montana ranchers who are at the forefront in conservation and stewardship and ...

Self-sustaining is best bet with home-grown edibles

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
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Eliza A.H. Lord grows just about everything you can think of on a quarter of an acre in the North Main Street area.She has a pomegranate tree that originated with her great-grandmother in Ninety Six – handed down through five generations of her family. It was a foot ...

Sudden Chicken Death: What Are the Causes?

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
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I’ve lost birds before, because of a weasel attack and a pile-up as chicks. But this death was totally strange.The night before, when I closed up the coop, all eight birds were roosting and looking fine. Nothing out of the ordinary. The next morning, when I opened the ...

Urban Farming Comes with Unique Soil Contamination Risks

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
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Urban farming is on the rise—some 9 million Americans are now growing food in urban areas—highlighting the growing shift towards greener cities and truly local food. But is it safe?A new report suggests food contamination is also on the rise in urban environments with soil contamination a serious ...

Eliot Coleman reflects on four decades of organic farming in Maine

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
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When Eliot Coleman was in his 20s, farming was just the next adventure, after earlier passions for rock climbing, skiing and mountaineering. Then in 1968, he and his first wife, Sue, went to visit their heroes, Helen and Scott Nearing, the back-to-the-landers in Harborside whose books, particularly 1954’s ...

Grazing Animals vs. Chemical Fertilizers: Which Improves Biodiversity?

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
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Nitrogen or phosphorus based chemical fertilizers and grazing animals including kangaroos, deer, sheep and zebras were the subject of an extensive worldwide study on the health of plant species in prairies, savannas, alpine meadows and other grasslands.The findings may help scientists better understand how to boost crops grown ...

Garden & Farm Fungicides, Herbicides & Pesticides Far More Toxic Than Originally Thought

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4 mentions3 weeks ago
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French researchers have found that commonly used chemicals on farms and in gardens are up to 1000 times more toxic to humans than originally thought, with Roundup being the most toxic of the insecticides and herbicides.A new study has found that a number of commonly used pesticides are ...

Open Source Beehives let Citizens Save Bees from their own Backyards

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5 mentions1 month ago
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A new crowdfunding project aims to put the power to fight colony collapse disorder in the hands of everyday people. Now, anyone can log on and download a simple design for their own internet-connected beehive. These hives do more than provide a home for local bee populations — ...

Open Source Beehives

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2 mentions1 month ago
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Posted March 19, 2014 by Keveen Gabet & filed under Animal Housing, Building, Community Projects, Insects.We are all too familiar with the Colony Collapse Disorder afflicting our precious bees. So much needs to be done to educate the mass (and beekeepers) about what bees truly need. The Open ...

Learn to Timber Frame

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1 mentions1 month ago
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The village of Buckler's Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu river in Hampshire, will become a centre for teaching and studying ship building, beginning with the construction of a timber workshop.The Shipwright School will be partnering with the International Boatbuilding Training College in Portsmouth, to provide a ...

Homestead Hints

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1 mentions2 months ago
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There are two main suggestions that I would give to any would be gardener who is starting out for the first time. Today, I'm going to focus on these two main points, with more to come later, because I believe every other suggestion I could give still hinges ...

No, GMOs Won't Harm Your Health

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2 mentions2 months ago
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With historic drought battering California's produce and climate change expected to jeopardize the global food supply, there are few questions more important than what our agriculture system should look like in the future. And few agricultural issues are more politically charged than the debate over genetically modified organisms.

Cows are incredible: They might just keep producing more milk forever

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Along with the bright future of soybeans, this year's long-term projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture contained this fascinating graph of the future of growing things:You see that blue line? That is the number of pounds of milk the average cow will produce per year, progressing upward ...

Cotton 101: Blog Posts that Provide the Basics of Farming Cotton

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3 mentions2 months ago
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Having worked in the cotton industry for longer than I want to remember and having talked to so many experts over time, I’ve been able to pick up some of the basics. As I thought about what unique things I can put out here that may help others ...

Earth Eats - Indiana Public Media | New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture. Learn more »Annie Corrigan is the producer of Earth Eats, and an announcer and producer at WFIU Public Radio. Learn more »Daniel Orr ...

Lawrence Anthony - Telegraph

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1 mentions2 months ago
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In his native South Africa, Anthony was a key figure in promoting the concept of joining tribal lands to game reserves in order to give remote tribal communities a vested interest in conservation. As well as creating two new African game reserves, he ran a private reserve of ...

A Call For Backyard Biodiversity

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Common suburban landscapes consist of manicured lawns and nonnative ornamental plants, which provide little nourishment to local fauna.You have probably never thought of your property as a wildlife preserve representing the last chance we have to sustain plants and animals that were once common throughout the US. But ...
 

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