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How Does This Dairy Farmer Deal With Loss of Life?

Krista Stauffer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Krista Stauffer

I had shut off farmer's alarm clock. To be honest, I still don't even remember when he had got in the house the night before. It was sometime after I had gone to bed at eleven.

Bosch and Flex Planting an "Internet of Soil'

GreenBiz Group | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

Three sensors. That's how many $380 soil monitoring devices sold by smart agriculture upstart CropX it takes to measure keep tabs on the water needs of a standard 125-acre farming plot.

The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders' Big Dreams

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is the unrealistic one, and Hillary Clinton, the pragmatist, is the candidate who can get things done.

What Killed Jack McCall? A California Farmer Dies and a Case Against Monsanto Takes Root

Carey Gillam | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

Patented by Monsanto and commercialized in 1974, glyphosate herbicide has long been considered among the safest pesticide options on the market. But as use has grown, concerns about safety have also mounted.

Climate Change Is Messing with Our Meals

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Climate change is making coffee farming harder than ever. (Tatyana Vyc, Shutterstock) I don't want this blog to be totally depresso (adj; sadness res...

Jerry Nelson on Feeding the Machine, Husband Training and Getting a Book Deal With a Great Publisher

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We've been to the South Dakota Festival of Books twice so far, and we have now discovered two amazing writers who came to the festival without a book deal.

Concerns About Drinking Water Go Beyond Lead

Peter Lehner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

If there's one thing we've learned from Flint, it's that failure to protect water supplies can be a tragic public health and economic miscalculation.

Third Time's a Charm: Shifting to Veganism for the Planet

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

For nearly 30 years I have focused my cardiology training and practice on exploring the health benefits of vegan (or plant based) nutrition on chronic...

Millennial Farmers Are Fighting An Uphill Battle. It's Time To Support Them.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business

American agriculture has a big problem to deal with. And there’s no easy fix on the table. According to the most recent data from the Department of ...

Interactive Radio: A Low-Impact Way to Grow Eco-Friendly Agriculture

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Agriculture contributes significantly to environmental problems, yet is also critical to sustaining hum...

Stunning Photos Shatter The Stereotype Of What A Farmer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

When most people think of a farmer, they might envision an Old MacDonald type in a straw hat -- but that's far from reality. The Female Farmer Projec...

Something Amazing Is Happening On This Indiana Farm

Modern Farmer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

screenshot via HumanKind Videos Hearing that one of his son's friends at school was making use of a food pantry for the food-insecure, farmer Jonat...

Dialling-in Can Revolutionise the Fight Against Poverty

Ray Jordan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

For generations, street selling at traffic intersections has been a familiar sight in Africa. People trade fruit, vegetables and clothing through car ...

Commending Walmart's Cage-Free Commitment

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.

America's Appetite For Organic Food Triggers Natural Farming Boom

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green

American consumers' demand for chemical-free and locally produced food has caused a surge in the number of organic operations across the county, new f...

How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.04.2016 | College

Nobody knows better than a farmer that big things can grow from tiny seeds. The small state of Vermont has already driven major food producers to adop...

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 03.26.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

A technical fix can be the best approach to confronting a challenge. But whenever possible, it should be used in partnership with rather than in place of natural systems.

Light for Life: Nepal Solar Farming

Kristin Lau | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Kristin Lau

Energy is at the forefront of most economic, environmental and developmental issues the world faces today. In Nepal, roughly 80% of the population liv...

Farmer Thinks Huge Lamb May Be World Record, Will Sell Him For Meat Anyway

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Weird News

A British sheep farmer believes one of his lambs is so big he could be a Guinness World Record. Tyson the lamb was born Sunday in the village of Bran...

Termites, Mushrooms and Cheetahs

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Namibia may be known as "The Cheetah Capital of the World," but we also have our share of termites, too. Like their American counterparts, termites here can be destructive to human structures and strip farmlands of life-supporting vegetation.

Eritrea - Farming in a fragile land

Ray Jordan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

In downtown Asmara there are boys sitting on church steps, studiously pouring through the text on the well-thumbed pages of bibles that are printed on...

Radio Provides a Lifeline for Drought-Affected Farmers in Ethiopia

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Farm Radio International Radio is helping Ethiopian farmers make the best of a bad situation as they deal with the effects of the worst...

Americans Are Redefining Farming, And HuffPost Wants To Hear About It

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business

Across the nation, people are challenging the status quo on farming. And there's perhaps no better time than National Agriculture Day to celebrate it....

Using Technology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Katje Vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Katje Vanden Heuvel

Authored by Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360 Photo credit: Berhane Gebru, FHI 360 Hellen Mary Akiror's livelihood relies on th...

Bernie Sanders, Animal Agribusiness Stooge?

Jay Shooster | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Jay Shooster

Bernie seems to take a fairly common -- and deceptive -- route these days when it comes to animal agriculture: he criticizes the boogeyman of "factory farming" while leaving his favorite "family farms" untouched.