Raw Milk Protesters Turn Out in Support of Hershberger

Reedsburg Times Press (WI) by Alicia Abercrombie BARABOO — Braving the increasingly blowing snow, more than 150 supporters of raw-milk farming gathered outside the Sauk County Courthouse on Friday as part of a two-day rally to support a Loganville dairy farmer charged with selling food and dairy products without a license. The supporters traveled from… Read more »

USDA Reports Shifts in Land Use

Nation’s cropland is becoming more concentrated in five Midwestern states. Farm Futures Compiled by staff A report from USDA’s Agriculture Economic Research Service confirms that from 1945 to 2007 the amount of cropland decreased in the United States. Cynthia Nickerson says the reasons vary by region. In some regions of the country where you have… Read more »

Vegetables As a Way of Life

The Esalen Institute is known for personal growth and social change. Its Farm and Garden advances those goals through connection to food and the soil. Los Angeles Times By Caitlin Keller Special to the Los Angeles Times Reporting from Big Sur—— Morning fog weaves its way through colorful rows of vegetables, herbs and flowers as… Read more »

Iowa Approves Nation’s First ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Food Safety News by Dan Flynn Four years ago, undercover video recorded workers on forklifts forcing “downer” cows into slaughter at the Hallmark and Westland meat plant in Chino, CA, which at the time was a top supplier to the National School Lunch program. The sting, by the Humane Society of the United States, put… Read more »