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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

 

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DenverLocalFarm.comWelcome to DenverLocalFarm, a site dedicated to stimulating rural farm to market food and livestock production using Organic and Biodynamic approaches. Our name says Denver, but this site is for everyone in the Front Range of Colorado and beyond!

What will you find here?

Plenty! You will find an ever changing array of articles concerning our health and lives. You can learn about events happening in the Front Range. And read up on gardening techniques and emerging technologies.

We also keep an eye on the political landscape because many national issues affect us here in Colorado.

Our newsletter will begin in 2018 and come out quarterly. It is free to all and of course we keep everything private. We don't share anything with anyone!

We also want to hear from you about what you need and want to hear about. We expect to change as we grow into this new role and we want to develop this site to serve the needs of all of us. Don't hesitate to use one of the sign up to use the forums, or post a free classified ad. You can always use the contact forms to let us know what is important to you!

"Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides, but they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history, to live on a piece of land without spoiling it."

~~Aldo Leopold, “Engineering and Conservation” in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays (1938)

https://www.aldoleopold.org/

See you on the inside!


Crops

Couple’s mission to preserve old apple varieties

Old apple varieties on the verge of extinction are becoming relevant again and are gradually being identified, propagated and re-planted around the state.


Mousing apprentices - $70 (Hint: This is an ad for a kitten)

9 week old mousing apprentices ready to go to work (and play).


‘Self-Feeding’ Corn Grows in Southern Appalachia

Mike Fortune has a plan to save the planet from corporate corn with a strange botanical goo.


Harvest Freeze Challenges

Harvest Considerations for Freeze-Killed Corn and Soybean Fields


LiveStock

A Low-Cost Way To Milk One Cow

When Sandra Kay Miller needed a way to milk her daughter’s 4-H cow, she turned to equipment that was well over 50 years old.


Beef producer survey examines Iowa’s pasture management

New pastureland publication looks at Iowa grazing practices and pasture management.


Farm

Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly?

A new study finds that adding compost to farmland can offer deep benefits for storing carbon and building healthy soils.


Corrected: Size matters. Big U.S. farms get even bigger amid China trade war

As the 2018 harvest approached, North Dakota farmer Mike Appert had a problem - too many soybeans and nowhere to put them.



Local Charitable Orginazations

Nokidhungry.org

The charitiy links on our site are national children’s food/hunger charities that serve children in our state that are not getting enough to eat. Please support them, or the local food charity of your choice.


Colorado Small Acreage Management

CSU Extension

Improving land stewardship by helping landowners understand and manage their property resources (soil, water, animals, plants, and air).

CSU Extension - Adams County

CSU Extension - Boulder County


Commodities

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