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David and Jane Stevens are Organic Farmers of the Year

Jane Hawley Stevens and her husband, David Stevens, have a mission: to connect people with herbal remedies so they come to appreciate—and help preserve—the healing power of nature.


FARMING SYSTEMS TRIAL

Started in 1981, Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial is the longest-running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional grain cropping systems in North America.


New Crowdfarming Platform Looks to Help Sustainable Farmers

When the opportunity to expand operations opened up for East Fork Cultivars, the family-owned organic hemp farm in southern Oregon turned to Steward for help.


Why Farmers Still Insist on Buying Really Old Tractors

Minnesota’s Star Tribune reports that farmers are flocking to 40-year-old tractors at auctions.


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.


On-Farm Solar Grows as Farmers See Economic Rewards—and Risks

From struggling dairy operations to massive grain operations, farms are starting to see the light as on-farm solar proves to be an important income stream.


High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer available to producers

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has released an updated 2020 High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer budgeting tool just in time to help Texas High Plains producers plan for the new year, said Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo.


The Trump administration just snuck through its most devious coal subsidy yet

How a new FERC order will help old, polluting power plants stay alive.


OPINION: Carbon farming is a step in the right direction

In March 2019, General Mills announced their mission to turn 100 million acres of farmland into regenerative agriculture by 2030.


Farm Babe: We are regenerative farmers. But what does that actually mean?

We are regenerative farmers. Not organic, not “non-GMO,” but regenerative. I think. What does that actually mean?!?


Small farms are dying. This plow-free plan could help save them.

Farmland is expanding across Indiana, worldwide food demand is increasing and Americans are eating more meat than ever before — still, Greg Gunthorp says, farming is dying.


Converting from Home-Heating Oil to a Heat Pump, Part 1: Cost and Initial Assessment

This two-part series documents homeowner Peter Callaway’s experience in a region that relies predominantly on fuel-oil for home heating to convert his household to a heat pump system.


No-Tillers at the Heart of the Regenerative Ag Movement

General Mills, Dannon, Land O’ Lakes, Syngenta, Corteva, Wrangler, PepsiCo, The Nature Conservancy. What do they all have in common?


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.


Speaker urges area ag community to farm locally, think globally

Minnesota is an important economic player in the United States and internationally, said an agriculture expert with extensive experience in the field.


Symposium digs into soil salinity, cow cost

While weather and markets are the big-ticket items influencing farm profitability, the recent Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium in Rocky Ford dug deeper to examine some of the more subtle issues that can impede agricultural success among crop and livestock producers in the Arkansas Valley.


Future of family farms are bleak in Midwest as bankruptcies increase

A new report from America’s Farm Bureau show that the number of farmers filing for bankruptcy is increasing nationwide


High Plains Farmers Race to Save the Ogallala Aquifer

By restoring soils and grasslands, farmers in the Texas Panhandle are conserving the last water beneath their feet.


Farm Progress America, November 14, 2019

Long ago, Max was approached by Bob Evans, Ohio farmer and restaurateur, about talking more about rotational grazing.


Is the Second Farm Crisis Upon Us?

Farmers across the country are in a state of emergency with dairy and grain producers, new farmers, and farmers of color being hit the hardest.


21 Of The Best Small Scale Farming Ideas

Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country.


Small and Mid-Sized Farmer Resources

Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country.


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.


Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate

The public and private sectors are rapidly picking up efforts to ramp up carbon farming.


Concern for small farms fits broader policy shift

Earlier this year Sarah Lloyd, a dairy farmer who works for Wisconsin Farmers Union, organized a national roadshow that included a stop in Clovis, N.M., to rally solutions for what many now consider a full-blown dairy crisis.


Clean Soil Is Rejuvenating New York’s Urban Farms

A complex web of partnerships helps improve food access and build a more sustainable city from the ground up.


Report highlights innovative ag conservation funding

Efforts highlighted in report offer benefits for farmers, taxpayers


Regenerative Agriculture: 25 Things to Know Now

Not to be overly dramatic, but this article contains information that is critical to the future of humanity. Read on for need-to-know information that can benefit people, the planet...and your bottom line, too


The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture in Colorado

Regenerative agriculture—which aims to help heal the earth through restorative farming and ranching practices—is taking root in Colorado. But does it stand a chance against big ag?


NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Youth Educator Sustainable Agriculture Grants Call for Proposals

The 2020 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available.


Power To Save: Organic Farming and Sustainability

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A husband and wife team in Wayne County turned a home remedy for a skin condition into a full-scale organic farm.


Documentary highlights pioneers in organic farming

Vetter family focuses on developing soil biology


Farmers paying more attention to organic, resilient ag

The numbers are in and speak for themselves


Farmer and Rancher Research in the West

Making changes on the farm or ranch involves taking risks.


CSU launches online Agritourism Management Graduate Certificate

Colorado State University has launched the nation’s first online Graduate Certificate in Agritourism Management...


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.


H-brace Construction For Your Permanent Fence Line

Providing Durable Enclosures with Fence H Braces


Maple Hill Creamery founder: Stop pitting plant-based vs animal agriculture… multiple farming systems will co-exist in future

Consumer interest in grass-fed meat/dairy and plant-based foods, stems from the same desire to find more humane and sustainable alternatives to factory farming, says Maple Hill Creamery CEO Tim Joseph, who was surprised to see Impossible Foods single out regenerative grazing in its recent impact report.


Women Own Half the Farmland in America. They Don't Earn Half the Profits.

Here's we know about women in agriculture in 2019.


First Volume of Updated Guide to Disaster Assistance for Farmers Available

Farmers’ Legal Action Group has released Volume 1 of its seventh edition of the Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance.


Efforts Underway in Virginia to Revive Local Grain Economy

A feature on C-ville describes how Virginians are working to add the missing link of grain back into the local food economy.


Maine’s New Ag Commissioner Seeks to Develop a Robust Regional Food Economy

With Amanda Beal, the state could set a national example for creating a sustainable, healthy, and just regional food system.


Electric fencing saves money, controls weeds on pasture

Rotational grazing increases forage consumption to about two-thirds of the available forage.


Kentucky farmers are afraid to criticize Trump because they fear Republican retaliation: Retired farmer

In media outlets, there has been much discussion of the effects that President Donald Trump’s tariffs are having on farmers in the United States.


American farmers face massive calamity as climate crisis fuels catastrophic storms and flooding in the Midwest

Farmers in the Midwest are watching the spring planting season shrink due to the climate crisis as damaging storms and flooding are...


As Congress mulls ban of a DowDuPont pesticide, the company's campaign donations loom large

It is legal for American corporations to bribe our state and federal lawmakers so long as they do it via contributions to that lawmaker's campaign...


Organic farms are under attack from agribusiness

The certified organic label has helped save many generational farms and enabled people like me, who do not come from agricultural backgrounds, to become successful farmers.


Stamps Plead Guilty in Bank Fraud Case

Michigan Farm Owners Face Up to Five Years in Prison, Thousands in Fines


Corn and More Corn

Production Problem: Main Driver Behind Price Declines Isn't Tariff-Related


They Grow the Nation’s Food, but They Can’t Drink the Water

Water is a currency in California, and the low-income farmworkers who pick the Central Valley’s crops know it better than anyone.


Among the Beneficiaries of Trump’s Tariff Bailout for Farmers? A Brazilian-Owned Meat Company

How a multinational corporation is cashing in on the Trade War.


Farmer spokesperson levels Trump over his trade policies: This is ‘the last generation that’s going to be able to farm’

On Saturday, National Farmers Union Vice President Patty Edelburg talked with MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the grim impact of President Donald Trump’s trade war on American farmers


Most of America’s rural areas are doomed to decline

Since the Great Recession, most of the nation’s rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.


Flow Kana Expands Commitment to Diversified Regenerative Agriculture with Fruit and Vegetable CSA Boxes from Farmer Ecosystem

Program Offers Flow Kana and Select Dispensary Partner Employees Sustainably-Cultivated Produce From Small Independent Farms


Homescratch Homestead, Step 2: Financing

Financing options are highly personalized and circumstantially specific.


Striving for a more equitable food system

Seemingly every day Netflix adds a food documentary, another farmers’ market opens and more restaurants offer farm-to-table fare.


Farmers struggle with sustainability

Almost everyone and everything from commodity groups to coal companies make some claim that their business incorporates “sustainable” practices or production.


Climate Change and the Death of the Small Farm

The catastrophic flooding in the Midwest is forcing more farmers to consider a stark choice: quit or consolidate.


Farm bankruptcies shed new light on perils of Big Agriculture

Chris Petersen, a third-generation hog farmer who says "I bleed rural" and tears up at the fate of family and friends...


Trump administration pays Brazilian meatpacker to foul Arkansas River

Bailout money intended for hog farmers ends up in corporate coffers


Why the Green New Deal Needs to Include Fair Prices for Farmers

The Green New Deal (GND) twin resolutions, introduced February 7, 2019, call for all Americans to have access to healthy food, clean water and clean air.


Midwest farmers going broke at record rates thanks to Trump's trade war

Bankruptcies have doubled in the biggest farm states, with falling prices and the trade war largely to blame


Dairy farmers are in crisis — and it could change Wisconsin forever

Farmers cling to a dream that, for some, has become a nightmare.


Janesville dairy receives tiny payment in name of tariff relief

Peter Daluge didn’t expect to get much money from a federal program intended to help farmers affected by tariffs—but he thought he would get more than $1.


State leads nation in farm bankruptcies again, dairy farm closings hit record high in 2018

Wisconsin farmers showed the effects of continued low prices for their products in 2018 as the state led the nation in farm bankruptcies for the third straight year and dairy farms closed at the highest pace this century.


Greenhouse Disrupting Food Systems With Aquaponics

A 3-acre Jackson County greenhouse is disrupting food systems with aquaponics.


What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?

How to Choose the Best Standby Generator for Your Needs


Agrivoltaics: Solar Panels on farms could be a win-win

Massachusetts is leading the charge in dual-use solar installations


Development of a Cooperative Food Distribution Model for Small Farms

Monica Bongue owns Muddy Fork Farm in Wooster Ohio, a certified organic farm for over 15 years, where she produces vegetables, chickens, ducks, sheep, and goats.


The Women Reviving Heirloom Grains and Flour

Female grain growers, millers, and artisan bread bakers are collaborating to lift women’s role in bread into the spotlight.


California’s Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits

California is ringing in the new year as the first state in the country to ban stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits that aren’t rescues.


The Cost Difference Between a Rescue Dog and Puppy Mill Dog

You walk into your local mall, or maybe see an ad online and the cute wiggly puppies instantly draw you in.


From Homeless to Homestead: Adopting a Farm Dog

Consider a trip to your local animal shelter or rescue organization next time you’re on the lookout for a new country canine.


The Postal Worker’s Christmas

My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages.


The Farm Bill Ignores the Real Troubles of U.S. Agriculture

True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of agriculture.


The Latest on Regenerative Organic Certification

Spurred by enthusiasm for fresh, local agricultural products, farmers are increasing the availability of their crops beyond the traditional outdoor growing season.


High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques

Spurred by enthusiasm for fresh, local agricultural products, farmers are increasing the availability of their crops beyond the traditional outdoor growing season.


Bringing Farming Back to Nature

Farming the land as if nature doesn’t matter has been the model for much of the Western world’s food production system for at least the past 75 years.


For a new generation of farmers, accessing land is the first step toward tackling consolidation

Young farmers are staking out the space to change the face of America’s farmland


Penn State Extension program for beginning farmers wins national accolades

With a total economic impact of nearly $136 billion annually, the agricultural industry is essential to Pennsylvania’s future.


Solar-Powered “Farm From a Box” Is a Farm Kit That Can Feed 150 People

San Francisco startup Farm From a Box has made it their mission to make farming as easy as possible.


Farm bankruptcies have doubled under Trump — and the worst is yet to come

The outlook moving forward doesn't look good.


Farming Better Isn’t Enough: We Need to Protect Land

To reach a sustainable food system, “integrity has to run through the whole system...


A farm shouldn’t be a factory

Most of today’s food is produced by industrial agriculture and that’s a problem.


Heroic Food Farm gives military veterans a new mission as farmers growing sustainable food

To be a good farmer, you have to be really good at a lot of things,” says Leora Barish, founder of non-profit veteran farming organization Heroic Food.

 


Our food system is built on exploitation. Now farmworkers are saying “no more”

Undocumented farmworkers in Washington have won historic labor victories in recent years


From Homeless to Homestead: Adopting a Farm Dog

Consider a trip to your local animal shelter or rescue organization next time you’re on the lookout for a new country canine.


Small farm conference to be held in Athens

The Third Annual North Central Wisconsin Small Farm Conference is planned for Saturday, Oct. 19. Stoney Acres Farm of Athens will host this year’s event. The conference opens at 10:30 a.m. and wraps with at approximately 7:30 p.m.


Subsidies prevent farmers from reaching their full potential

American farmers and low-income families are understandably uneasy with the recent expiration of the farm bill, although the eventual passage of another iteration is all but assured.


Meet the crusading reporter brawling with Big Ag

Carey Gillam's critics might be surprised by some of the food in her kitchen.


Not Your Grandmother's Farm Bill

Congress sets and resets the nation’s agricultural and food policy about every five years through a comprehensive piece of legislation known as the farm bill.


How Did Farmer Brown Bring His Dying Land Back From the Brink?

Sometimes enlightenment arrives as a flash of epiphany: a gravity-obeying apple that falls from a tree, for instance, or a blinding light that freezes you in your tracks on the road to Damascus.


Dirt to Soil:

One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture


Two Focusing Questions that Suggest our Soils Deserve more Attention

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have long advocated agricultural systems that are productive and better for the environment, the economy, farmers, farmworkers and eaters than the dominant industrial system.


Here’s What Agriculture of the Future Looks Like: The Multiple Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture Quantified

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have long advocated agricultural systems that are productive and better for the environment, the economy, farmers, farmworkers and eaters than the dominant industrial system.


Tructon: The rise and fall of a historic Colorado town

In the early 1900s, a pioneer homesteader from Oklahoma formulated a plan to establish a city on the vast Colorado plains.


Well-Known Economist Dubs Current Agriculture Recession "The Grinder"

It's the twists and turns that come with farming causing a tightening of balance sheets on farms across the country.


Colorado farmers using land as fall tourist destinations to sustain throughout the year

A farmer's life is not an easy one, especially in a state where drought, extreme heat, and hailstorms are a given.


First Fully Automated Indoor Farm Being Built In Ohio

The next time you shop for cherry tomatoes at Whole Foods or another retailer...


Impact investing plants seeds of growth for small-scale farmers

The need to sustain the global food system is attracting investment in innovation


How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch.

This 32-page Ag Innovations Series technical bulletin provides detailed instruction for crop and livestock producers and more.


More than 250,000 New Mexico students being served nutritious meals made with fresh, local produce.

The New Mexico Public Education Department is investing even more in a statewide initiative that provides school districts and charter schools funding to purchase fresh, local produce for school meals.


A New Credit Union Aims to Lower the Cost of Clean Energy

Episode 59 of Local Energy Rules Podcast


Why Care about Independent, Locally Owned Businesses?

Locally owned businesses play a central role in healthy communities and are among the best engines that cities and towns have for advancing economic opportunity and building resilient places.


The Irish Times view on the state of Irish farming: threats and opportunities

The challenges posed by sector’s contribution to carbon emissions remain unresolved.


The Farmstead connects community to agriculture through experience

Farming has always been a part of Jim Lowe's life. He grew up on a farm in Montana and moved to Idaho, continuing that legacy with his wife, Hillary Lowe.


Agriculture Has a Sustainability Problem--and It Affects Your Business. Here's Why

The way you connect to other companies and industries is a web bigger than you ever imagined.


How to boost sustainable and resilient agriculture?

Researchers from the group of GESPLAN at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have applied the Working with People methodology to rethink sustainability, resilience and rural development in Europe. Read more at the click below.


Where's the beef? How Coloradans are getting hooked on local meat

If you’re an omnivore, you might be among the many consumers increasingly concerned about their meat, Colorado beef retailers say.


Renowned grass-fed beef farmer to speak at Fullerton conference Sept. 5

Dr. Allen Williams — a founding partner of Grass Fed Beef, Inc., and Grass Fed Insights — will be the featured speaker at a Fullerton workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

“Grazing for Soil Health” will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. at the Loup River Inn, located just south of the Loup River and just east off Highway 14. Doors open at 8 a.m.

The event is free, with morning refreshments and lunch provided. The registration deadline is Aug. 30. Participants can register by calling either (308) 536-2691 or (308) 536-2456, ext. 3.


One pound of cheese makes nine pounds of whey. Where does it all go?

America is in the middle of an historic cheese glut.


Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From the Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It

Plains farmers cannot afford to continue pushing land and water resources beyond their limits – especially in light of climate change’s cumulative impact on the Central Plains.


Creative Thinking Leads to Innovative Cattle Watering System

In West Texas, drought is a constant plague—but when wells go dry, how do you manage your water supply?


Good management practices for fall grazing

Fall pasture management is a critical period for pastures.


Salatin’s Polyface Farm: An enterprise mind-opener

Register now for 3 Intensive Discovery seminars this July at Polyface Farm.


It’s a Great Time to Be a Fancy Pork Farmer

Luxury as a hedge when a trade war comes to town


This little piggy went to market … and everything changed

A former contract hog farmer reflects on what industrial production has done to his rural Arkansas community.


Animals, fruits and nuts coexist in Merry Lea pasture.

In a 5-acre pasture at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, you’ll find cows and chickens sharing the land with some unusual roommates — nut trees, fruit trees, grapevines and raspberries.


New research addresses gap between research and practice in sustainable agriculture.

Michigan State University-led research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily used to test them.


An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is.

Buying and eating apples seems a pretty healthy thing to do. 


Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that.

There it sits – in all its green glory – in the produce section of your local grocery store. 


This company pioneered a new business structure to preserve its mission.

A purpose trust means that Organically Grown Company will have a single owner devoted only to investing its profits back into the business.


To Feed the World Sustainably, Repair the Soil.

A reconceived farming system can rapidly improve fertility without chemical fertilizers, and without sacrificing crop yields.


Low income communities and the environment hit by SNAP farmers market glitch.

Experts and advocates argue that maximizing the availability of food options is crucial and aids efforts towards sustainability.


Grain recyclers use heads, see success in flour.

Beer brewers’ waste barley repurposed for bakers’ use.


Why ‘Orphan’ Oil And Gas Wells Are A Growing Problem For States

Unplugged wells can leak explosive gas into neighborhoods and leach toxins into groundwater.


Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that.

70 years ago, it contained twice the calcium, on average, and more than five times the amount of Vitamin A.


Farmer finds success with cover crops, chicken litter.

"Fourth, fifth or sixth generation farmer? Jed Gerdes isn’t certain where he falls because his ancestors farmed in northern Germany and that noble profession continued on in the family to east-central Illinois."


This “carbon removal marketplace” will make buying offsets easier

"As companies like Lyft start to invest to make up for their carbon footprints, the world of offset buying needs more transparency and accountability."


Good Soil Policy in Senate Farm Bill.

"The Senate Agriculture Committee passed their version of a 2018 Farm Bill through the committee today, and we were pleased to see a number of the soil policy changes that we support included in the bill."


In Berry Country, California Farmers Get Innovative to Save Groundwater.

"Driscoll’s Berries and its farmers in Ventura County are working to save water and tackle sustainable management of the local groundwater..."


Hemp, Inc. Applauds Addition of Hemp Legislation to 2018 Farm Bill

"Securing the Hemp Farming Act as part of the 2018 Farm Bill has been a top priority of mine."


Plan to profit: Dairywoman shares how farm is branching out.

Diversification of the Kilgus Farmstead has provided the opportunity for another generation of the family to become involved in the farming operation near Fairbury.


Vilsack remains rural champion, offers plan to boost jobs.

Tom Vilsack sees a path forward for rural America.

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Forget sustainable farming — regenerative agriculture is the new frontier.

Meet the innovative grazing expert profiled in “This Farm Is Medicine”.

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Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why.

A native Kansan returns home to find that the broken promises of commodity agriculture have destroyed a way of life.

The New Food Economy


What is sustainability? It depends who you ask.

Sustainability has become one of the most widely used words in American agriculture and the U.S. food system.


ENVIRONMENTAL TRIFECTA: COVER CROPS, NO-TILL, & PLANTING GREEN

On a sunny day in late March when the neighbors are prepping their planters, you can find Trey Hill planting corn into a foot of green clover, cereal rye, and a mix of other cover crops.

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How rural America got milked.

Corporate-run agricultural co-ops are squeezing the very farmers they’re supposed to protect. Making them work again could help revive the heartland.


General Mills is transitioning 53 square miles of South Dakota farmland to certified organic.

If big food companies are going to meet growing demand for organics, they'll need to take an interest in farming.


For small-scale organic farmers, growing crops is the easy part. Getting produce to market – and getting paid – is the challenge.

MARIA ROMERO had never worked in agriculture before she moved to Watsonville 16 years ago.


Op-ed: Can Food Retailers Develop Policies That Drive Sustainable Agriculture?

One of the most fascinating sustainability questions for food retailers is whether their corporate environmental policies can drive agroecology practices on the farm.


By the Numbers: A Look at Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture.

Big Agriculture is still strong, but family farms are fighting back.


Digging deep: Harnessing the power of soil microbes for more sustainable farming.

'Farm of the future' project marries microbiology and machine learning.


A 12-step plan to Amazing Grazing.

Adaptive grazing is a term describing a management approach that includes many practices such as frequent rotation of cattle and stockpiling for winter grazing.


This Georgia rancher might be our best hope for a sustainable future.

Ride shotgun on this game-changing farm in “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts,” streaming now on Salon Premium.


Can soil organic matter increase at an annual rate of 1%?

Soil health is a key driver of agricultural productivity and environmental resilience.


Legislature should strengthen and diversify rural economies

I have lived in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Colorado since 1973.


The next generation of farming: AM Ranch, Super Tuber Farm team up

Across the nation, the small family farm is in decline.


With the USDA’s Blessing, CAFOs Are Driving Organic Dairy Farmers Out of Business

As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded the market and dropped farm pay prices to the point that some farmers will be forced out of business.


Is Farming Key for Carbon Trapping?

According to the old adage, if you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem.


Diversified farmer receives PFI sustainable ag award

Earl Hafner, of Panora, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Practical Farmers of Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Achievement award.


Organic farming oftentimes most viable for new producers

Some U.S. organic farmers say they’re facing intense pressure from cheap imports that are labeled “organic” but don’t comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture standards. Wochit


Over 100 Places to Buy Heirloom, Organic, and Non-GMO Seeds

It’s difficult to know where your seeds come from…unless you buy them from a seed company that’s devoted to organic and heirloom practices.


Colorado Millet: A Local Grain that Counts!

A combination of a mother’s concern and first-rate farming practices led Golden Prairie to become a premier grower of certified organic millet in the Rocky Mountain West and the largest national distributor of certified organic millet for human consumption…


Welcome to Colorado Grains: A local food revolution all by itself!

We are clearly at a tipping point, as grain producers and artisans are showing us how grains can return to our plate and why they should…



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