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Indiana Threatened By Giant Poop Bubbles, For Realsies | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Good news for people who like news about grotesque agricultural calamities-waiting-to-happen! Lauren Etter of the Wall Street Journal has a groundbre...

Turning A Suburban Yard Into An Organic Farm (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this video, KVIE profiles Jules Dervaes, a man who has turned his small suburban yard into a profitable organic farm. Dervaes says what started ou...

From Battlefield to Blueberry Field

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

When Adam Burke returned from his tour of duty in Iraq with a Purple Heart and an injury so severe he couldn't walk without a cane, the most natural place for him to go was a blueberry farm.

Detroit As a Farm

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

That we've reached the point of entertaining the idea--of turning Detroit into a semi-rural city--reflects both a crisis of failed urban policies, and an opportunity to rebuild from the ashes.

I'm Going To A Sheep Butchering Party

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

This weekend I'll be attending a Greenhorns event in upstate New York called the Hogget Cook Off. It's the first of a two-day event that centers aroun...

The F Word: The Femivore's Real Dilemma

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Flanders

The latest women's movement story from the New York Times Magazine has a farming theme. "The Femivore's Dilemma" by Peggy Orenstein describes how some...

Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"Fighting hybrid and GMO seeds is critical to save our diversity and our agriculture," President Jean-Baptiste said in an interview in February. "The policy we need... is food sovereignty."

Barnheart: It's an Epidemic

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Barnheart is knowing you want to be a farmer, and can't be one just yet. So there you are, heartsick, wondering why you can't stop thinking about heritage livestock and electric fences.

Vertical Farms (PHOTOS): The Future Of Sustainable Farming?

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The idea for vertical farming was born in 1999 in a Columbia University classroom when Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental sciences and m...

Haiti: "All the Resources Are in the Wrong Place"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There is plenty of blame and criticism to go around, but that being said, the humanitarian situation in Haiti is so dire it seems as if there may be no comprehensive solution.

Farm Report: Starting The Year From Seed

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Whether you're a farmer, a gardener, or an apartment dweller with a window box, all growers are beholden to the weather gods. In Chicago, those gods can be fickle and, on occasion, cruel.

Eight Steps the Department of Justice Could Take to Reform Farming

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

On Friday, in an unprecedented move with the USDA, the Department of Justice will launch an investigation into the farm business.

Kids at Work

Katherine Ryder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Ryder

Child labor is protected from exploitation under The Fair Labor Standards Act, but farm work is excluded. There are now hundreds of thousands of children working on U.S. farms.

Pervasive Numbers of Discrimination Complaints at USDA

April D. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

Discrimination of minority farmers by employees at the United States Department of Agriculture may be more pervasive than originally thought.

A Future for Agriculture, a Future for Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

What would it take to transform Haiti's economy such that its role in the global economy is no longer that of providing cheap labor for sweatshops? What would it take for hunger to not be the norm?

Farmers Fighting for Their Health: Taking on Chemical Companies and Transitioning to Sustainable Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

No farmer has succeeded in taking on Big Chem for their illnesses in the U.S. because it is especially difficult to get medical recognition for the disease-occupation correlation.

Paignton Zoo Takes Farming To The Skies (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many see vertical farming as the natural step in sustaining food production on a large scale, with less resources. Paignton Zoo in Devon, England, is ...

Agro-Imperialism: For the Rich or for the Poor?

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ruxin

Imagine: you live in a rich country in which the government and the people derive significant income from the oil that sits beneath your homeland's su...

Farmers vs. Fish: California Judge Restores Water Pumping Limits

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal judge turned down California farmers' emergency request Wednesday to suspend water pumping restrictions in the state'...

Another Assault on the SOLE Food Movement

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...

More Evidence of Link Between Parkinson's and Pesticides

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

The evidence that environmental factors play a role in Parkinson's Disease is growing. The largest-ever epidemiological study of the ailment, publishe...

Message to President Obama: Why Trade Will Not Save Rural America

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

In Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's op-ed this week in the Des Moines Register, he recognized that hunger could not be solved by raising product...

Health Care Begins With a Grocery Cart

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Safe food is a social justice issue that our taxpayer dollars could be used to support. Perhaps it's time to invite the USDA into the health care debate.

Beyond Band-Aids For Our Broken Economy

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Our economic policy should cultivate worker- and community-owned businesses that not only keep workers in jobs but keep the profits from their work in their profits.

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.