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Maintaining productivity and profitability without pesticides: Researchers study how modified farming practices can lead to a healthier food supply

MAINTAINING PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY WITHOUT PESTICIDES: RESEARCHERS STUDY HOW MODIFIED FARMING PRACTICES CAN LEAD TO A HEALTHIER FOOD SUPPLY

Bringing down the number of pesticides that are sprayed onto plants does not necessarily translate to diminishing yields, according...

 
 
 
Miller's Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania link in 19 State Raw Milk  Brucella Outbreak

MILLER'S BIODIVERSITY FARM IN QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA LINK IN 19 STATE RAW MILK  BRUCELLA OUTBREAK

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials are investigating potential exposures to Brucella strain...

Insects are dying off at record rates - an ominous sign we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

INSECTS ARE DYING OFF AT RECORD RATES - AN OMINOUS SIGN WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A 6TH MASS EXTINCTION

Roughly 40% of the world's insect species are in decline, a new study shows . The die-offs are happening primarily because insects...

 
 
 
People in 19 states infected with brucellosis after drinking raw milk

PEOPLE IN 19 STATES INFECTED WITH BRUCELLOSIS AFTER DRINKING RAW MILK

CDC public health alert Although it's illegal to sell unpasteurized milk across state lines, federal officials say people in 19 states...

Looking for Growth Opportunity? Looking for Change?

LOOKING FOR GROWTH OPPORTUNITY? LOOKING FOR CHANGE?

Pillen Family Farms is a family owned, family focused business. We have farms that support: genetics, breeding-gestation, farrowing,...

 
 
 
Trade War Causing Severe Pain As Farm Bankruptcies Surge Way Past The Level From The Last Recession

TRADE WAR CAUSING SEVERE PAIN AS FARM BANKRUPTCIES SURGE WAY PAST THE LEVEL FROM THE LAST RECESSION

Farmers all across the middle part of the country are going bankrupt at an astounding rate, and over half of all farms in America are...

State Farm's Sparks elected IIHS chairman

STATE FARM'S SPARKS ELECTED IIHS CHAIRMAN

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Angela Sparks as the 2019 chair of its Board of Directors....

 
 
 
Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules

VET SENTENCED FOR IMPLANTING HEROIN IN PUPPIES AS DRUG MULES

This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for...

Pro-GMO Chocolate Brand Shares How GMOs Are Saving Some of World's Most Cherished Foods

PRO-GMO CHOCOLATE BRAND SHARES HOW GMOS ARE SAVING SOME OF WORLD'S MOST CHERISHED FOODS

Just one week before Valentine's Day, a unique brand of chocolate bars called Ethos Chocolate has launched and is highlighting the...

 
 
 
Valentine Red Poppies, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

VALENTINE RED POPPIES, NEW CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING BY SHERI JONES

Valentine Red Poppies12x9 oil on canvas There is something about February that brings out the red paint in me. This poppy field was...

Montana Ranchers are Kicking Up Dust to Bring Back Country of Origin Labels on Meat

MONTANA RANCHERS ARE KICKING UP DUST TO BRING BACK COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELS ON MEAT

When Jeanie Alderson looks at the big picture of ranching in Montana, the numbers just don't add up. For generations, it was a state...

 
 
 
A ‘Common Food Policy' Offers a Guide to a More Sustainable Food System in Europe. Could It Be a Model for the U.S.?

A ‘COMMON FOOD POLICY' OFFERS A GUIDE TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM IN EUROPE. COULD IT BE A MODEL FOR THE U.S.?

Globally, food and farming systems contribute up to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Europe loses 970 million tons of soil every...

Kingdom Hearts 3 Guide - How To Farm A Ton of Munny, Synthesis Materials, and XP

KINGDOM HEARTS 3 GUIDE - HOW TO FARM A TON OF MUNNY, SYNTHESIS MATERIALS, AND XP

If you are playing through Kingdom Hearts 3 and are interested in unlocking everything in the game, you will definitely need two things....

 
 
 
Can Heritage Pork Scale Up?

CAN HERITAGE PORK SCALE UP?

In the winter of 2014, near Cambridge, Ontario, farmer Murray Thunberg made plans to acquire seven British Saddlebacks-lop-eared, black...

What the U.S. Could Learn From Slovenia About Protecting Bees

WHAT THE U.S. COULD LEARN FROM SLOVENIA ABOUT PROTECTING BEES

Bees swarm in and out of a wooden hive on the balcony outside the office Marjan Šarec, the prime minister of Slovenia. It's early November...

 
 
 
Scenic Route: 1941

SCENIC ROUTE: 1941

September 1941. "Tunbridge, Vermont - the main street." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration....

Weekend reading: The Farm Bill

WEEKEND READING: THE FARM BILL

Daniel Imhoff with Christina Badaracco. The Farm Bill: A Citizen's Guide. Island Press, 2019. I wrote the Foreword for this book, a...