The Grower’s Responsibility – And How to Get Clean Food

The Grower’s Responsibility – And How to Get Clean Food Who is responsible for the quality of our food? Let’s take it as a given that the majority of us want to buy food that is raised humanely and sustainably, and without excessive contamination or harmful processes and by-products. If that’s the case, we’re not […]

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Confined Cows? Aurora Investigated in 2017

Confined Cows? Aurora Investigated in 2017 It looks nice – Aurora Dairy’s aggressive branding starts right up front at the top of the landing page, and it broadly hypes organic implementation “up and down the supply chain.” But as many consumers are learning, as with so many aspects of our national organic program, the realities […]

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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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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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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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USDA’s Dairy Margin Protection Program Hailed (By the Feds) As the Solution

USDA’s Dairy Margin Protection Program Hailed (By the Feds) As the Solution     With America’s small to midsized dairy farmers going out of business in droves, the federal administration is now coming up with a solution called the Dairy Margin Protection Program o alternately, Margin Coverage Program, that would provide money if there’s not […]

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Five Big Things to Know About GMO, Hybrid and Heirloom Seeds

  When you go out and talk to people about what has happened to our food distribution system, you’ll find that the topic of genetically modified organisms or GMO foods is confusing.   People know that GMOs exist, and that there is opposition to GMOs, but they don’t really know what the GMO planting process […]

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