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Dairy Farmers Ask Feds to Fix a Broken System

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held another joint public hearing on anti-trust issues in farming. This hearing focused on dairy farmers, who, it's fair to say, are in a state of overwhelming crisis.

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.

Blackstone Speaks Out Against Tax Hike On Executives

BusinessWeek | Ryan J. Donmoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Blackstone Group LP and other firms protesting a plan by Congress to increase taxes on executives of investment partnerships are focusing on what they...

Fresh Eggs, Grace, Rebirth, & Popovers

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Some days I let gratitude slip away. I forget to be thankful for all the amazing little things in my new life. But most days I pinch myself when I wake up, just to make sure I haven't passed on to another world.

The Future of Farming And Food: Corporate Culture Infiltrates Eco Farm

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

Mother Earth wasn't the only thing watering the soil at Eco Farm 2010. Big business, too, came to rain on the parade.

The Armchair Locavore No More, Thanks to No Impact Week

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

One hard lesson I learned this year--if you're going to grow or harvest a lot of your food locally and seasonally, you must learn how to preserve it, or much of it will go bad.

Restaurant Review: Founding Farmers, Washington, D.C.

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I had to check out Founding Farmers in Washington this past weekend. The idea is appealing: a casual, family restaurant that's supplied and owned by a collective of American family farmers.

Farmonomics: It's All About the Land

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David M. Abromowitz

Sowing the seeds of the right approach to farmland preservation today will enable more of us to reap the bounty of locally grown produce long into the future.