Goodbye sugar bush, hello maple syrup farm?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 | 2 comments

When I first moved to the North Country and became immersed in maple syrup culture, I was taught a few things. A nice healthy stand of...

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Bees, GMOs and the problem of "narrative"

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 | 14 comments

I've been loosely following bee issues for a few years now, because pollinators are extremely important and they seem to be...

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Mixed signals on organic milk

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 | 1 comment

A new study out this week in the journal PLOS one finds organic milk has more omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, than does...

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Organic farmers say proposed manure rules stink

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 | 3 comments

Manure and agriculture. The two have pretty much been entwined since humans figured out how to farm. While so-called Big Ag has mostly gone...

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The ever receding end zone of cellulosic ethanol

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 | 2 comments

One of the big reasons the ethanol mandate has become such a controversial political football, and the subject of the Associated...

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