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Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.

The Female Farmer Project: A Pictorial

Brad Puet | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts
Brad Puet

Farming is a life that Suzanne approaches each day with as much careful thought, passion and energy as she did Capitol Hill days as a journalist.

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

Real Entrepreneurs Are Hunters Rather Than Farmers

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneurs believe they are 'different,' but they can't quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world.

15 Real Reasons to Date a Farmer

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

A while ago, eHarmony came out with an article entitled 15 Reasons to Date a Farmer. I was literally laughing out loud. The article was extremely stereotypical. So I figured I'd amend the article a little bit, make it a little more real rather than fantasy land like eHarmony has it sound.

I Never Wanted to Be a Wife

Carrie Mess | Posted 12.22.2013 | Women
Carrie Mess

Some little girls grow up dreaming of being someone's wife. That wasn't me. To be fair, I also didn't grow up dreaming of being a dairy farmer.

Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. In a rare television interview, this visionary, author -- and farmer -- discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth.

Fungi Farmer Grows Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Can mushrooms save the world?

After Immigration Crackdown, Farmers Mull Planting

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices

ATLANTA — It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigratio...

REPORT: More U.S. Farmers Relying On Internet

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology

FRESNO, Calif. (GOSIA WOZNIACKA, AP) -- Think of farms and images of tractors and combines come to mind. But what about laptops, smart phones and tabl...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

It's Time to Stand Up for Our Farmers' Markets

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Without clear definition and effective regulation, the farmers' market might become yet another victim of the cynical "big retailers." It's time to get behind it.

How Do Human Rights Activists Protect Themselves?

Matt Easton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Easton

An Indonesian rights lawyer is fatally poisoned on a flight. State agents abduct a Zimbabwean activist and hold her incommunicado. These shocking incidents occur in a context of routine surveillance.

Astoria Characters: The Garden Guys

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2010-08-11-Screenshot20100811at11.02.34AM.jpg At the end of Hazen Street, where the cars on Astoria Boulevard whoosh by like rockets, a garden center grows.

Two-Headed Calf Born In Egypt, Farmer Calls It 'Miracle'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CAIRO -- A farmer in northern Egypt says his cow has given birth to a two-headed calf that he calls a "divine miracle." Sobhy el-Ganzoury said S...

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

The Texas Drought, The Florida Chill -- Climate Change?

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Widespread confusion over short-term fluctuations in temperature and long-term trends is causing concern among the majority of scientists who are convinced that climate change is happening.