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Sep

King of Pops buys a farm to grow its own ingredientsThe entrepreneur brothers behind the famous Atlanta brand recently purchased a 68-acre farm to grow ingredients for their all-natural ice pops.

King of Pops buys a farm to grow its own ingredients
The entrepreneur brothers behind the famous Atlanta brand recently purchased a 68-acre farm to grow ingredients for their all-natural ice pops.

19

Jul

Texas solar farm recruits ‘lambscaping’ team to clear away weedsAt a small San Antonio solar facility, the ovine groundskeeping crew keep things trim and tidy with the aid of split upper lips and 4-chambered stomachs.

Texas solar farm recruits ‘lambscaping’ team to clear away weeds
At a small San Antonio solar facility, the ovine groundskeeping crew keep things trim and tidy with the aid of split upper lips and 4-chambered stomachs.

05

Feb

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communitiesThe seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communities
The seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

22

Dec

5 books about food, farms and philanthropyFrom the promise of insects as food to home-grown grains, each of these books offers something to chew on.

5 books about food, farms and philanthropy
From the promise of insects as food to home-grown grains, each of these books offers something to chew on.

23

Oct

With Farm to Preschool program, kids get a head start on healthy eatingThis offshoot of the farm to school movement helps shape good eating habits before kids even reach elementary school.

With Farm to Preschool program, kids get a head start on healthy eating
This offshoot of the farm to school movement helps shape good eating habits before kids even reach elementary school.

13

Jun

Failed backyard farms lead to growing number of homeless animalsAs more urbanites abandon their attempts at homesteading, farm animal sanctuaries are feeling the crunch and animals are suffering.

Failed backyard farms lead to growing number of homeless animals
As more urbanites abandon their attempts at homesteading, farm animal sanctuaries are feeling the crunch and animals are suffering.

19

May

Growing green: Interview with organic farmer Daniel Mays
After graduating from college, Daniel Mays followed his heart back to the land and has been working to build his own small organic farm in Maine.

Growing green: Interview with organic farmer Daniel Mays

After graduating from college, Daniel Mays followed his heart back to the land and has been working to build his own small organic farm in Maine.

15

May

Farming on Mars: NASA ponders food supply for 2030s mission
Gravity, space radiation and artificial lighting are just some of considerations in feeding manned missions to Mars.

Farming on Mars: NASA ponders food supply for 2030s mission

Gravity, space radiation and artificial lighting are just some of considerations in feeding manned missions to Mars.

16

Apr

How small-scale farmers are growing more rice with less water and fewer chemicals
SRI, the system of rice intensification, has taken agribusiness giants by surprise with its record-breaking harvests across the globe.

How small-scale farmers are growing more rice with less water and fewer chemicals

SRI, the system of rice intensification, has taken agribusiness giants by surprise with its record-breaking harvests across the globe.

06

Apr

What is the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’?
Anonymously added to a recent budget bill, the controversial rider would protect U.S. biotech companies from litigation if their GMO seeds turn out to be dangerous.

What is the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’?

Anonymously added to a recent budget bill, the controversial rider would protect U.S. biotech companies from litigation if their GMO seeds turn out to be dangerous.