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Obama Pushes For Bill To Protect 'Vulnerable' Americans

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in a rebuke to proposals by House Republicans for steep cuts in food stamps for the poor, urg...

Small Farmers Get Creative To Survive

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco

DEL REY, Calif. -- Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's prod...

An Earth Day Note for Farmers

Jason Evans | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jason Evans

Like all entrepreneurs, though, the farmer has a bottom line to maintain and a tendency to view government regulation as a barrier to progress and profit. And, who would blame them?

Where Have All The (Young) Farmers Gone?

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic of sorts sweeping across America's farmland. It has...

Simplicity, The Greatest Gift

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

We have left the Earth sorely fractured, but we didn't break this family -- their goodness, raw honesty, perseverance, beauty and simplicity, which shine like a beacon of bright hope.

A New Generation of Farmers

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Leah Mayor

At age 39, Kylie Spooner put her Ivy League education to unexpected use. She moved into the farmhouse where her father, Dean Spooner, was raised.