Up until recently, scientists have assumed that the dawn of agriculture began in more specific areas of the Fertile Crescent known as the Southern Levant, an area that occupies portions of Israel and Jordan. Surprising new evidence seems to refute this belief.
As this article in the Christian Science Monitor explains, commercial drones can be used by mid-sized farmers to track water seepage from their irrigation lines and other uses including monitoring for areas not receiving enough water.
Beautiful Corn is a ‘how-to’ from planting to eating. I provide a practicum of corn growing from seed selection through seed production, based on my experience as a farmer and gardener.
Part 10: Beyond the intricacies of the production standards themselves, the story of organic poultry certification also includes one of the more fascinating sagas in the relationship between the organic community, the agribusiness establishment and the federal government.
Fermenting foods has long been an important technique for extending the life of foods well beyond their harvest season. Otherwise, as humans, we would have very little to eat in the winter and probably suffer from unpleasant nutritional deficiencies like scurvy.
Next week, Tressa Yellig makes a Dungeness Crab and Green Garlic Quiche, Claire Carver shares her farm paintings.
Hope for progress on slash-and-burn farming Slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture has fed millions of families over past centuries; today it maintains their descendants in poverty; and its widespread failure is an underlying cause of rural-urban migration in the tropics. The consumptive process by which forest cover is converted to invasive grassland, over vast swathes of former […]
Duskwind Farm is a very special place. A farm where chickens and cows, donkeys, sheep, guinea fowl and dogs live in blissful harmony.
February 14, 2011 A website I couldn’t help but share today, Valentine’s Day, whose sole purpose is to connect farmers and down-to-earth singles. It’s called FarmersOnly.com and was started by Jerry Miller in 2005. “FarmersOnly.com is the brainchild of Jerry Miller who has done marketing and public relations for thousands of farms and ranches across […]
US agricultural regulators on Friday said despite a court ban, they would allow commercial planting of genetically modified sugar beets under closely controlled conditions.