January 22, 2010 Raising grass-fed cattle to save the planet – Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch are building a barn and plan on adding livestock to their Four Season Farm…because they care. “Once he[Coleman] and Damrosch have brought in their livestock, they’ll “be able to use the manure to feed the plants, and the plant […]
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New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep.
Is dairy farming right for you? In this video, dairyman, Garry Hansen shares his perspective of the lifestyle, what he loves about being a dairy farmer.
A variety of voices are being raised on NYTime’s Room for Debate opinion page this week, with the subject header being: Preventing Cruelty on the Farm.
November 15, 2010 Continuing on the #meatlessmonday theme… If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact is caused by our love of eating meat, watch this short documentary video by Inform. According to the film, it takes 7 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. Then there’s […]
Nicolette Hahn Niman identifies 5 commonly held myths about our industrial food system.
Tracy Smaciarz, a second generation old-style butcher, sees his profession as an endangered species, but one he hopes will come back. Smaciarz can tell the quality of meat, its taste, texture, and smell just from looking at an animal carcass.
December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]
Dan Imhoff explains how a number of opposing interest groups may be coming together to push the Farm Bill toward rewarding better farming practices.
Meat buying should reflect full transparency in how livestock have been raised and butchered to ensure quality and humane treatment.
Rick Steffen is a small farmer for all seasons. That’s because he grows a variety of crops, some unusual like his fruit orchards—inside 55 greenhouses, some a half-acre in size.
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
The genetically modified grass was called Creeping Bentgrass, ideally suited for golf course greens, smooth, tough and easily cut to a short surface. And, it has escaped into the wild.
Two filmmakers travel the country to document the fast growing interest in urban agriculture.
This episode tells the story of several different small scale farmers in and around Lucan, Minnesota, located 150 miles South West of the Twin Cities.
January 12, 2010 At a press conference held yesterday in Portland, OR, several conservation and farming organizations came together and provided a map (PDF) reflecting what they thought would be a acceptable outcome for the urban and rural reserves, which is currently under review and being determined by Metro and Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. […]
When it comes to farming through the winter months, Tom DeNoble of DeNoble’s Farm Fresh Produce in Tillamook is no romantic. “Winter farming is a big gamble,” he said. “It’s like rolling the dice every year.”
I learned that over 90 percent of pigs in raised in confinement were continually administered antibiotics in their daily water or feed.
This post has been deprecated due to obsolescence. Carole Anne and Curly are Arkansas transplants (they both hail from the east coast), brilliant musicians and amazing mushroom farmers. Their hippie roots brought them “back to the land” and to the magnificent Ozarks. They’ve been farming now for over 20 years, and know the shiitake like […]
October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]