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National Ag Day is being celebrated today, and it is a poignant celebration for my family this year. Dad suffered a brain injury when he fell in his farm shop in Maryland in January. After a month in...
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Farmers touch our lives every day
Years ago either you grew your own food or knew the people who did. Most Americans today are disconnected to their food suppliers, and may even believe it starts at the grocery store. The...
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Small farmers may be the start of a new revolution in agriculture
Interest in local and regional food systems continues to grow. This encourages young farmers and people with small enterprises to take chances in many areas of agriculture. Danielle Nierenberg is the...
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This town turned the local dump into farmland
Radio interview source: Travis Marcotte, Executive Director, Intervale Center   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Nestled within the city limits of Burlington, Vermont, are 700 acres of...
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Community food systems support the farm and feed the neighbors
Radio interview source: Travis Marcotte, Executive Director, Intervale Center   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Maybe you'd like to see a farmers' market in town, or a...
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Retired military personnel may enjoy raising heritage livestock breeds
Radio interview source: Ryan Walker, Marketing and Communications Manager, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below For many of our troops, farming and...
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Organic farmers don't have to go it alone
Radio interview source: Denise Ryan, External Relations Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation   Listen to the radio story or read below The nation's demand for organic produce is...
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American agriculture is getting a boost from veterans returning home from duty. An organization called the Farmer Veteran Coalition helps veterans build a future on the farm.
Radio interview source: Chris Ritthaler, National Veteran Outrach Coordinator, Farmer Veteran Coalition Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   America's farm...
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The Holthaus family sustain their farm through vegetable farming
Radio interview sources: Kyle and Mari Holthaus, Owners, Kymar Acres Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Kyle and Mari Holthaus bought 15-acres of land near Waukon, Iowa, in...
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The Federation of Southern Cooperatives was formed to help black family farmers in the South retain land ownership. Since the late 1960s, thousands of people in 13 states have been given the means to...

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