Columbia PA… March 2019

Dozens of local residents packed Columbia’s historic Watch and Clock Museum yesterday to talk about some things that are important to them in their community. Front and center was a recent ordinance enacted by Borough Council to approve “a commercial revolving loan program” where borough money is loaned to private business owners. This contentious policy, […]

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Keeping Monsanto Out of Your Home Garden

Keeping Monsanto Out of Your Home Garden We know that the global biotech company Monsanto does some crazy things with nature – they’ve been in the public eye for years and years. But some conscientious gardeners don’t know exactly how many of the smaller seed companies have been bought up by this corporate giant, and […]

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Columbia Borough Council Violating the State Sunshine Act?

Columbia Borough Council Violating the State Sunshine Act? Columbia borough’s ongoing struggle with residents who want change is a dramatic example of how different readings of Pennsylvania open meetings laws often cause problems in real life. An LNP story June 13 shows another Columbia Borough vote is at issue – reporter Chris Courogen characterizes the […]

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Bad Times for the American Farmer: Climate, Trade Conflict a One-Two Punch

Bad Times for the American Farmer: Climate, Trade Conflict a One-Two Punch This year, there are new concerns about how crops will fare overall, due to a combination of factors, some natural, and others man-made: some even seem to have been made mostly by one man! First there’s the climate reality and the conditions that […]

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Raise the Bail – Don’t Tell the Defense!!

Raise the Bail – Don’t Tell the Defense!! *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer As we’re finally starting to take a clearer-eyed look at the U.S. criminal justice system after a legacy of punitive excess: the enormously expensive and devastating war on drugs that took place throughout the last few decades and extremely punitive three strikes […]

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The George Powell Case: False Testimony and Bad Science Got a Man 28 Years

The George Powell Case: False Testimony and Bad Science Got a Man 28 Years *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer Since 2009, Texas native Georgia Powell remains locked up for a crime he says he didn’t commit – robbing a local Killeen, Texas 7-Eleven store. However, last month, Powell won the right to a new trial, […]

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Theft Is Just One Problem with Pennsylvania’s Growing Hemp Industry

Theft Is Just One Problem with Pennsylvania’s Growing Hemp Industry *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer The small town of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania isn’t a big manufacturing hub or a large local economy, but it is a center for farmers who grow all kinds of crops in the lush land in the surrounding Chester County area. Now […]

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Weather Modification and the freak spring weather 2017

Weather Modification and the freak spring weather 2017 Here in the eastern United States the weather of the last weeks has been totally out of character and in fact very Bi- polar. With temperatures in the 60’s and micro weather events including several severe horizontal wind events and suspected tornadoes.  The plant and animal environment […]

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