Organics a drop in the bucket

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 | 6 comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been heavily promoting its organic programs lately, particularly its increased support for organic...

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USDA wants to close local farm services offices

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | 1 comment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reorganizing in an effort to provide more resources to help and small- and mid-size farms to grow...

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NYT: new farm bill "more whole grain than white bread"

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 4 comments

Interesting read in the New York Times over the weekend. The article provides analysis of the new farm bill, making the case that things...

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Vermont farm to plate movement feeds supply and demand

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 | 1 comment

Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy  (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who...

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1/3 of what we eat is made possible by bees

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 | 6 comments

That headline's a little factoid I culled from the trailer for new a documentary about bees and the mystery of colony collapse....

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