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Memories of a Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Joni Kamiya | Posted 10.28.2013 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

While growing up, we'd get sick of hearing it every time it was farm day. Now that I have my own kids, I've learned to realize how so many valuable life lessons were acquired on the farm. It's those things that you can never learn anywhere else.

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...

If You Eat, You Better Get GIPSA

Dave Murphy | Posted 11.07.2011 | Food
Dave Murphy

The GIPSA rules would create a fair marketplace for farmers to sell their livestock without fear of retaliation from packers and integrators, require packers to maintain written records over price deviations and prevent undue preferences.

The Meat-Eaters Guide to Eating Less Meat

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Secretly, I could live on chocolate and coffee. But don't tell anyone, since I make my living writing about vegetables. And my darkest secret is this: My favorite thing in the whole world is (or was) chicken pan drippings.

Nick Kristof: Our Food Has No Soul

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a summer visit back to the farm here where I grew up, I think I figured out the central problem with modern industrial agriculture. It's not just t...