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Slowdown in Once-Booming Organics Troubles Farmers
Westby, Wisc. - The organic dairy industry was thriving when Allen and Jean Moody bought a 200-acre Wisconsin dairy farm in 2006 and joined the ranks of farmers churning out milk raised without growth hormones, pesticides or other chemicals. Three years later, the good days are gone and the Moodys...
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College Grads Flock to Farms
Maine's organic growers attract more than 200 applicants to work and learn this season.
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Organic Dairies Watch the Good Times Turn Bad
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. - When Ken Preston went organic on his dairy farm here in 2005, he figured that doing so would guarantee him what had long been elusive: a stable, high price for the milk from his cows. Sure enough, his income soared 20 percent, and he could finally afford a Chevy Silverado...
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1,500 Farmers Commit Mass Suicide in India
Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure, it was reported today. The agricultural state of Chattisgarh was hit by falling water levels. "The water level has gone down below 250 feet here. It used to be at 40 feet a few years ago," Shatrughan...
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Activists Emphasize Need to Keep Pushing for Peace
Hundreds of anti-war activists turn out for Rally in the Valley
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Obamas Ready to Start a White House Garden
WASHINGTON - This year, the vegetables served at the White House will be as locally grown as possible--right on the South Lawn. After a campaign by gardeners and sustainable food activists, the First Family has decided to dig up part of the White House grounds for a vegetable garden. In a ceremony...
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Food Problems Elude Private Inspectors
When food industry giants like Kellogg want to ensure that American consumers are being protected from contaminated products, they rely on private inspectors like Eugene A. Hatfield. So last spring Mr. Hatfield headed to the Peanut Corporation of America plant in southwest Georgia to make sure its...
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Vilsack Adviser Predicts Vegetable Garden on White House Lawn by Summer
On the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth earlier this month, the Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his staff at the department’s Washington headquarters broke out its shovels and “ broke pavement ” on a garden. Dubbed The People’s Garden, the project seems slated to simply replace a lot of...
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Farming Policy: An End to French Hypocrisy?
Sarkozy makes historic move to divert European subsidies from rich cereal ranches to small traditional farms
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Green-Collar Economy Taking Root in Chicago
Efforts aim to marry environment, enterprise
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