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New report details how the Trump EPA is promoting the ‘worst of the worst pesticides’

A new review into the pesticide products the U.S. approved in 2017 and 2018 reveals the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out an industry-friendly, “broken” regulatory process that included green-lighting over 100 products with ingredients widely deemed extremely dangerous.

Alternet

A guide to the 2020 National Western Stock Show

You haven’t experienced Denver until you’ve experienced the National Western Stock Show.

9 News

What it Takes to Keep Independent Grocery Stores Open in Rural Communities

When rural grocery stores shutter, communities lose more than their only source of food. We visited two small groceries in North Dakota that have found innovative ways to keep the lights on.

Civil Eats

This Pancake Cake Recipe Makes an Easy Baked Breakfast

Nope, that’s not a typo. I came up with this idea of a pancake cake over the winter break, when the kids really, really, really wanted pancakes.

Mother Earth News

Freeze an extra batch of this hearty black bean soup so you can stay warm all winter long

"Though I’ve written this recipe, I’ll be the first to tell you that you don’t need a recipe to make this soup"

Salon

Trump Wants to Take From the Poor and Give to the Wealthy

The Trump administration is highly selective in how it applies the standard of “self-sufficiency” for programs. To move food stamp beneficiaries toward that goal in all states, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue laid out a plan to strengthen work requirements for federal beneficiaries by April 2020.

New York Times

How much do you need to knead?

These soft, golden, buttery puffs just might be the rolls of your dreams.

Cosmos Magazine

Fluffy pull-apart dinner rolls are a cinch to make

These soft, golden, buttery puffs just might be the rolls of your dreams.

Cape Cod Times

Alfalfa nitrogen credits are a no-brainer

If you grow alfalfa, and if you grow corn for silage or grain, not taking advantage of the nitrogen provided by a terminated alfalfa crop is like flipping dollar bills into the toilet.

Hay and Forage

How to Pick a Good Used Livestock Trailer

Adding a Used Livestock Trailer to Your Horse Equipment List

Countryside

Notice If You Are Considering Raising Any Kind Of Chickens Next Year

Now is the time to start looking for used feeding and watering equipment,heat lamps, chicken coops , etc. Everyday this time of year there are a dozen or more kinds of poultry equipment for sale on Craigslist/Denver and often you can find free equipment in the FREE section. Buying good used equipment now can save you a lot money next year and allow you more money for your chickens.

Craigslist

Using and Seasoning Cast Iron Pans

Making the Most of your Cast Iron Cookware

Countryside

The Trouble with Chocolate

A decade after Mars and other chocolate makers vowed to stop rampant deforestation, the problem has gotten worse

The Washington Post

Art Cullen is Bringing Rural Farm Politics to the National Stage

The Pulitzer Prize-winning news editor from Storm Lake, Iowa addresses the urgency of climate change in the Corn Belt and the impacts of agribusiness in his community.

Link: Civil Eats

Trump Reverses Ban on Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges, Threatening Endangered Birds and Bees

The United States’ 566 national wildlife refuges are the world’s largest collection of lands set aside specifically for the preservation of imperiled fish and wildlife.

Link: The Independent Media Institute

The Trouble with Chocolate

A decade after Mars and other chocolate makers vowed to stop rampant deforestation, the problem has gotten worse

The Washington Post

Art Cullen is Bringing Rural Farm Politics to the National Stage

The Pulitzer Prize-winning news editor from Storm Lake, Iowa addresses the urgency of climate change in the Corn Belt and the impacts of agribusiness in his community.

Link: Civil Eats

Trump Reverses Ban on Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges, Threatening Endangered Birds and Bees

The United States’ 566 national wildlife refuges are the world’s largest collection of lands set aside specifically for the preservation of imperiled fish and wildlife.

Link: The Independent Media Institute

The Cognitive Dissonance of Sonny Perdue

The Cognitive Dissonance of Sonny Perdue

Link: The Progressive

The Secretary of Agriculture Just Came Out and Said America Is for Big Business

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue went out to Wisconsin and told a whole lot of dairy farmers that they were SOL as regards both their immediate and longterm futures.

Link: Yahoo News

CLASSIC PUEBLO: Agricultural risk-takers inspire Bartolo’s efforts

Lifelong commitment to Southern Colorado growers leads to state recognition

Link: Pueblo Chieftain

September 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day

Find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more.

Link: National Voting Registration

We spend billions we don’t have to protect fossil fuels on the other side of the planet

In the same news wave that brought word that July at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history, President Trump signed off on a $2.7 trillion budget that includes an obscene $738 billion on the military.

Link: Alternet

The Scary New Math of Factory Farm Waste

It has been almost a year since Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas, dumping a record 30 inches of rainfall in some parts of the states.

Link: EcoWatch

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite.

The Agriculture Department is barely enforcing regulations on big meat companies.

Link: ProPublica



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