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Reisterstown, MD: Farmer Tom Talks Turkey ... And Farming In Tough Times | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"To survive in today's economy, you just need little niches. You have to make every square inch of land count."...

Lynne Peeples

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...

Update: The Farm After Three Years

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Thanks to the generous heart of Mike Rusch I was able this year to attended The Farm's Fall Harvest Party. It's actually hard to imagine me even being on a farm in Arkansas, much less having played a part of any farm's creation.

I Was a CSA Junkie

Liz Neumark | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Liz Neumark

So what's it like to go from member to provider? Even though I was an ardent member of my CSA, I had no idea of the complexity involved in executing the process or products.

National Food Day Shines Bright Light on Global Food Challenges

Andrew Stout | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Andrew Stout

As an American farmer in support of farmers in Africa, I am doing my part to build a strong foundation for healthy, local food around the world. I urge others to join me as well.

When Some Farm Subsidies Go Away, Will Our Food System Be Healthy?

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Now is a critical time to start asking questions about what the consequences would be -- intended or otherwise -- if subsidies go away.

An Argument For Communal Living -- And Eating

Daniel Klein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Intentional communities, draft horses, farmstead cheese... it all sounds a little bit Vermont. That's because it is! This short film takes place at Co...

Mommy-Daddy Houses Need Not Apply

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan McCorkindale

I took the kids to look at houses not because we're tired of the cows or the snakes or the spooked polo ponies that occasionally run up onto our front porch, do a few laps, and dart back off in the direction of whatever spooked them in the first place, but because the three of us miss people.

WATCH: Corporate Exec Swaps Boardroom For Chicken Farm

Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

A former San Francisco-based executive has bid adieu to corporate life in the big city -- in favor of a certified organic farm in rural Ohio. But ...

Dave Jamieson

Perry’s Political Rise Began With Opposition To Pesticide Regulations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting to this story. WASHINGTON -- More than two decades ago, there was a bitter fight within Texas' agricultural com...

Drought or Deluge: Different Threats, Same Problems

Peter Hanlon | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Whether it's the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats couldn't be more different, but the problems are remarkably the same: Farms are devastated. Power plants shut down. Water supplies are threatened.

Greening our Food Deserts From the Ground Up

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

LA Green Grounds helps people who want to set up a community edible garden but don't know how: "We turn up with basic tools and a bunch of plants and teach people how to grow their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs right in their own backyard."

Technology's Place in Transforming Agriculture

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Elizabeth McVay Greene

The distended relationship between farms and individuals is the fundamental problem in the food system we've inherited. Supply chains and the corporate cultures that house them keep information isolated.

Can Educating Consumers Help Make Farm Labor Fair?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the traditional farm labor movement may have lost ground, other groups have surfaced on the horizon to push beyond the bounds of traditional unions, on and off the farm.

Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

In these upstate regions in Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties, there's a new breed of organic and sustainable farming.

New Agriculture Needs Out from Under the Corporate Thumb

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Elizabeth McVay Greene

Growing Power is part of the reason New Agriculture finally feels accessible, but their decision to take support from a corporate giant places them squarely within the corporate framework.

Lucia Graves

Beetle Develops Resistance To Monsanto's GMO Corn | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Corn beetles have been consuming plants that were genetically modified to be resistant to that very beetle, raising fears that a new sup...

Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm?

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Last year we had way more produce than we could use, so this year, we tried to scale back a little bit to hit the sweet spot a little more closely." ...

Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay For Chipotle

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

Looks like we can now feel even better about ourselves for eating Chipotle more than once a week. Thanks, Willie Nelson! The Chipotle Cultivate Fou...

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

Fuel Your Car With Alligator Fat?

David Mizejewski | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

2011-08-22-Screenshot20110821at8.58.26PM.jpg New research has uncovered a rather odd form of biodiesel: alligator fat.

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry's Texas Hometown Feels Abandoned By Presidential Hopeful | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his run for the presidency on Saturday in South Carolina, he began his speech with an origin st...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

As the Years Pass

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
Liz Neumark

As the years pass, we confront the acceleration of time. Weeks become moments and months fly by as the seasons blur and pass far too quickly. We pla...

Why Are Young, Educated Americans Going Back to the Farm?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green

Photo Credit: Nelson Harvey/Turnstyle Two farmers smile in Paonia, Colorado. Originally published on, a digital information servic...