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How To Make A Political Revolution

David Morris | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
David Morris

On June 14th, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government's decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was...

Baby Alpaca Got Stuck In A Hole, Was Super Chill About It

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 05.18.2016 | Good News

It's a (w)hole new world, baby alpaca. A week-old alpaca at Govin's Farm in Wisconsin was in quite a predicament during a 24-hour disappearance. The ...

North Dakota Farmer Plows Prince's Symbol Into Corn Field

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment

Gene Hanson doesn’t typically listen to funk, R&B or pop. The retired farmer says he’s more a country and western kind of guy. But the 75-year-old...

This Famously Bad NBA Player Is A Farmer Now

Modern Farmer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Screenshot from YouTube Darko Miličić is perhaps most famous for being drafted, in 2003, into the NBA ahead of players who would become superstar...

Mr. Goodbar Will Still Make You Fat: A One Act Play About Sugar

Amy Porterfield Levy | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Amy Porterfield Levy

Exciting news, candy lover! Your Kit Kat will now contain sucrose molecules from Latin America instead of Minnesota. That's right, an anti-GMO group has been hard at work, fighting for your right to eat a new peanut butter cup that is exactly like the old peanut butter cup.

Is There Child Labor In Your Chocolate?

Fair Trade USA | Posted 02.10.2016 | Taste
Fair Trade USA

The systemically low prices in cocoa have drastic consequences for farmers and their families. More than 2 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana are being deprived of their childhoods, either working in extremely hazardous conditions or working in lieu of going to school, so that we can get our chocolate fix.

A Goat for a Wedding Present

Stephen Harris | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy
Stephen Harris

It was a Friday afternoon when Fatty called me and asked if I want to go 50/50 in buying a goat with him for our friend Luke's wedding present. Fatty...

Your Easter Basket Has More Power Than You Think

Fair Trade USA | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween. That's a lot of chocolate going into Easter baskets across the country, and it's a huge opportunity for consumers to make a difference in farmers' lives.

Why This Grammy Winner Prefers His Farm To Fame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

While Mr. A-Z is widely applauded for his lyrical wordplay, social activism work and dozen music awards (two of which are Grammy's), few would expect ...

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.

The Female Farmer Project: A Pictorial

Brad Puet | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

Farming is a life that Suzanne approaches each day with as much careful thought, passion and energy as she did Capitol Hill days as a journalist.

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

Real Entrepreneurs Are Hunters Rather Than Farmers

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneurs believe they are 'different,' but they can't quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world.

15 Real Reasons to Date a Farmer

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

A while ago, eHarmony came out with an article entitled 15 Reasons to Date a Farmer. I was literally laughing out loud. The article was extremely stereotypical. So I figured I'd amend the article a little bit, make it a little more real rather than fantasy land like eHarmony has it sound.

I Never Wanted to Be a Wife

Carrie Mess | Posted 12.22.2013 | Women
Carrie Mess

Some little girls grow up dreaming of being someone's wife. That wasn't me. To be fair, I also didn't grow up dreaming of being a dairy farmer.

Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. In a rare television interview, this visionary, author -- and farmer -- discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth.

Fungi Farmer Grows Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Can mushrooms save the world?

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

It's Time to Stand Up for Our Farmers' Markets

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Without clear definition and effective regulation, the farmers' market might become yet another victim of the cynical "big retailers." It's time to get behind it.

How Do Human Rights Activists Protect Themselves?

Matt Easton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Easton

An Indonesian rights lawyer is fatally poisoned on a flight. State agents abduct a Zimbabwean activist and hold her incommunicado. These shocking incidents occur in a context of routine surveillance.

Astoria Characters: The Garden Guys

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2010-08-11-Screenshot20100811at11.02.34AM.jpg At the end of Hazen Street, where the cars on Astoria Boulevard whoosh by like rockets, a garden center grows.

Two-Headed Calf Born In Egypt, Farmer Calls It 'Miracle'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CAIRO -- A farmer in northern Egypt says his cow has given birth to a two-headed calf that he calls a "divine miracle." Sobhy el-Ganzoury said S...

The Texas Drought, The Florida Chill -- Climate Change?

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Widespread confusion over short-term fluctuations in temperature and long-term trends is causing concern among the majority of scientists who are convinced that climate change is happening.

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...