For One Ala. Farmer, Workers Are Still Scarce

Now, as the planting season nears for next year's crop, some farmers are worried they won't have enough workers due to Alabama's tough immigration law passed earlier in the year.

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Putting Farmland On A Fertilizer Diet

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a document yesterday that got no attention on the nightly news, or almost anywhere, really. Its title, I'm sure you'll agree, is a snooze: National Nutrient Management Standard.

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: It’s A Family Affair

With more and more children in the U.S. becoming overweight, many parents are wondering how to talk to their children about weight. The Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program for families is remarkably straightforward and successful.

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Livestock brings jobs to California

New report finds that more than 100,000 California jobs are tied to animal agriculture.

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Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice

Cities all over the country are addressing the lack of access to fresh and healthy food on the part of their residents, but few are in as much of a bind as Baltimore.

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A new generation of farmers emerges

New farmers nonetheless face hurdles, the main one being access to affordable land and credit. Today’s beginning farmers must overcome competition for land from developers, investors, retirees seeking country retreats and large agricultural businesses.

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Yet Again, Organic Ag Proves Just as Productive as Chemical Ag

It turns out, when you actually compare chemical-intensive and organic farming in the field, organic proves just as productive in terms of gross yield—and brings many other advantages to the table as well.

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When Ozone Drops, Farm Workers Step Up the Pace

Opponents of stricter regulation of air pollution typically argue that jobs would be lost if the federal government tightened limits on industrial emissions of ozone. A new study presents a counterpoint: lower ozone levels seem to increase worker productivity.

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In Iowa, some farmers see changing climate

Running a successful farm business relies on hard work, good soil and seeds and, most of all, weather. So it makes sense that many farmers have real concerns about climate change.

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A Rose by Any Other Name: The Food ‘Dialogues’

On Sept. 22 the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted four "Food Dialogues" in major agricultural production and policy areas to, in their own words, answer consumers' questions and have an open discussion about American production agriculture and the future of food.

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