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White House Proposes Slashing US Farm Subsidies

The perfect storm that may obliterate controversial farm subsidies is brewing. The federal budget crisis, together with the historically high agricultural income recorded in 2011, have led the Obama Administration to consider the obvious: big commodity growers don’t need the help of … Continue reading

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Healing The Wounded

Today, the 93rd anniversary of the armistice that put an official end to World War I, is Veterans Day in the U.S. and in Europe (Remembrance Day in Canada and Australia). For many, if not most, of us, this means … Continue reading

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From Battlefields To Farmlands

For more and more people in the military, transitioning from the battlefields to the farmlands is emerging as an obvious and relatively seamless way to ease back into civilian life. The work is physically demanding and the mission is clear: providing food security for American communities by growing the local food supply. Continue reading

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Beware Of Farm Slavery

Time for us, consumers, to truly question what our dollars buy. Most of us have a huge blind spot regarding the origin of the food we eat: who plants, grows and harvests it? How much are they getting paid? What working conditions do they experience day in day out? The reality is as bleak in the 21st century as it’s been through U.S. history. And organic agriculture has yet to make a dent in it. Continue reading

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Dragging Monsanto To Justice

SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST MONSANTO’S GENETICALLY-MODIFIED ALFALFA! The mood of the Eco-Farm Conference’s 1,000 attendees turned somber last week when the announcement was made from the pulpit, on Friday morning, that the Obama Administration had decided to deregulate Monsanto’s genetically-modified … Continue reading

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Will food safety legislation make us safe?

Montana farmer and Senator Jon Tester Small American farmers can breathe a sigh of relief. When they’re not bracing for the worst, that is. This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, the much-awaited reform of the … Continue reading

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