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Chef Curtis Stone Wants America to Have #MoreFarmers

Chef Curtis Stone is worried and thinks you should be too. There’s a massive need for new farmers to replace those who are retiring, and the numbers …

Farming
Brexit

Organic farmers invite public to 'Day on the Farm' to see how their food is grown

How and where our food is grown is increasingly important to consumers, so understanding the origins of fresh produce is gaining momentum with …

Organic Food

A Shocking Undercover Video Reveals The Truth About A BC Dairy Farm

I'm in!<p>An undercover video shot by animal rights activist group Mercy For Animals is responsible for laying charges of over 20 counts of animal …

SNP bypasses flawed £178 million IT system to pay farmers

Richard Lochhead announces the Scottish Government is to start rolling out £65 million of Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) money to hill and sheep farmers based on their 2014 payments.<p>Nicola Sturgeon’s agriculture minister has bowed to demands he bypass a “flawed” £178 million computer …

United Kingdom

DC Tech LiveStockCity Launch Farming Marketplace, Social Network

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3-years-old, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture. And because of …

How permafrost thawing affects vegetation, carbon cycle: Study focuses on Toolik Lake area of Alaska's North Slope

Study focuses on Toolik Lake area of Alaska's North Slope<p>Scientists are exploring how the thawing of permafrost affects vegetation and the carbon …

Climate Change

Decoding the Label: Organic Towels & Bedding

There’s no denying that cotton is in fact “the fabric of our lives” and nowhere is that more apparent than in the bedroom, where the soft, …

Agriculture

Wildlife and cows can be partners, not enemies, in search for food

Princeton University researchers are leading an effort to put to pasture the long-held convention of cattle ranching that wild animals compete with …

National Science Foundation
E.coli

Seattle start-up crowdsources meat-buying before the slaughter

SEATTLE, March 3 (UPI) -- A Seattle start-up is taking locally sourced food to the next level by allowing customers to purchase cuts of beef from …

Court: Death of cows can't be blamed on fireworks

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the deaths of four cows at a Maryland dairy farm in 2012 cannot be blamed on fireworks set off at a church's nearby youth event.<p>The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1Rsess9 ) reports that farmer Andrew Toms was unable to recoup …

Cows