Farming

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.<p>Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about …

Sustainable Agriculture

Globe editorial: Dear Donald Trump, please milk Canada’s sacred dairy cow

American President Donald Trump’s repeated outbursts last week about Canada’s “very unfair” treatment of Wisconsin dairy farmers is simple to explain: Someone waved a press release from the U.S. dairy lobby under his nose and gave him a whiff of something he could grandstand on.<p>Typical Trumpian …

Canada

After Meeting CM Palaniswami, Protesting Tamil Nadu Farmers Suspend Strike Till May 25

Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi "temporarily" called off their agitation on Sunday after over 40 days after Chief Minister …

South Asia

'This is like our church': Baltimore farmers market opens 40th season Sunday

For Jen Pahl-Early, Sunday services begin with smells of barbecue. Her sanctuary lies beneath Jones Falls Expressway. Her choir is a fiddle …

Farmers' Markets

Bovine tuberculosis researchers hope breakthrough will lead to better test

'It is kind of incredible that when 1 cow is potentially infected the whole herd may have to be culled'<p>Researchers say they are developing a test for …

Agriculture

Fowl play: the chicken farmers being bullied by big poultry

More than 97% of US chicken farmers work with a big producer, but many say they’re being treated unfairly – and rules to help protect them are now in limbo<p>Back in 2001, Alton Terry, his wife and two young children were living in San Jose, California, but they dreamed of a quieter, more rural life. …

Agriculture

How To Save Money At The Farmers’ Market This Spring

Spring is an exciting time of year at the farmers’ market. For many communities across the country, it’s when markets are reopening for the season. When the root vegetables and dark leafy greens of winter are supplemented by bountiful asparagus, dandelions, and vibrant bundles of rainbow …

Agriculture

White County family recognized for 150 years of agriculture

Covering roughly 80 acres near the town of Idaville, there sits a tiny piece of heaven for Perry Godlove.<p>The rural White County farm has been in the …

Agriculture

Commentary: Can farming be a success story for Singapore?

SINGAPORE: I read with interest the Government’s plan to transform the farming sector in Singapore last week. It had key strategies we expected to …

Agriculture

Appetite for local food fuels land rush in Twin Cities

New farmers get creative to find arable land in city.

Agriculture

Blue mussels breakthrough for industry

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to use blue mussels.<p>Blue lipped …

Agriculture

Swiss farmer leads cows to water – and onto a boat

European News

Get your goat: Animal yoga a hit at Manitoba farm

10 Acre Woods rescue and petting farm offers yoga classes featuring goats, ducks and chickens<p>When a Facebook friend sent a video of a U.S. goat yoga …

Yoga

Supply management is unfair to Canadian consumers

American President Donald Trump may or may not be right that Canada’s highly regulated dairy industry is “unfair” to American farmers. (He is …

Canada

Nuthouse: Walnut and chestnut pickers go to extremes in fruit picking frenzy

Nut farmer Robyn Scrivener has seen people throw shoes, even logs, to remove walnuts and chestnuts from her family's trees at Mt Irvine in the Blue …

Agriculture

Manitoba farmers poised to smash soybean record

Manitoba farmers expect to plant a record 2.2 million acres of soybeans this year as the popularity of the oilseed continues to grow at the expense …

Agriculture

Superhero of the sea: “Seaweed Cheetos” could be the next key to fighting global warming

Humble algae is the hot new cash crop — and could be a surprising key to sustaining our growing population<p>Seaweed has earned a bad rap. It smells putrid after baking in the sun. It entangles fishing lines and boat motors. It scares swimmers out of the water by wrapping slimy tentacles around arms …

Climate Change

Raw Power: Dairy Product Uses New Tech to Retain Benefits of Raw Milk

There is growing scientific evidence of the health benefits of raw milk, but unfortunately, there are also downsides since unpasteurized milk can …

Agriculture

Apple’s new Danish data center will supply heat to nearby homes, fertilizer to farmers

Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability is well established, but the company is going one step further in its new Danish data center. In addition to powering the center entirely from renewable energy, the company is capturing the waste heat generated and feeding it into a district …

Sustainable Agriculture

Meet North America's Native Pollinator: The Blue Orchard Bee

You may not know that the honey bee, the beleaguered but preferred pollinating insect, is not actually native to North America. We have our own bees …

Bees

Inside the Kinnard dairy farm

Buy Photo<p>None<p>A large rotating automated milking parlor collects milk. Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<p>Buy Photo<p>The Kinnard dairy farm operates …

Agriculture

Farmers have a beef with Trump and big meat

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was delaying implementation of an Obama administration rule designed to give America's farmers …

Agriculture

Find Mpls. farmers markets with interactive map

MINNEAPOLIS - Spring has barely sprung, and yet the first farmers market of the season is already up and running in Minneapolis.<p>Farmers markets and …

Agriculture

Oh, Just Harvesting Edible Mushrooms inside an Abandoned Water Park

We don’t hear enough follow-up stories about abandoned places that find happy endings, but today I came across a familiar derelict site from my …

Water Parks

Alberta dairy farmers fire back at Trump for dairy criticism

Alberta’s dairy farmers are defending Canada’s supply management system in the face of criticism from U.S. president Donald Trump.<p>In a statement …

Canadian News

Why are farmers in India protesting with mice and human skulls?

<b>Last week, Chinnagodangy Palanisamy, 65, held a live mouse between his teeth to draw the government's attention to the plight of farmers in his native state of Tamil Nadu.</b><p>"I and my fellow farmers were trying to convey the message that we will be forced to eat mice if things don't improve," he told …

Agriculture

Fertile Ground: Farming for Feminism

Blame it on Laura Ingalls Wilder: Deep down, I always wanted to be a pioneer. I wasn't raised on a farm, and when and if we did have a yard depending …

Feminism

Sustainable farming fits well with Earth Day theme

Illinois corn and soybean grower Jason Lay farms as if every day is Earth Day. Lay strip tills corn and no-tills soybeans, plus he uses cover crops. …

Agriculture

Springfield's 'Albino Farm' legend prompts a new story

Now a writer of historical fiction, Steve Yates first visited Springfield's "Albino Farm" in the 1980s, when the Queen City native was a high school …

Agriculture

Resettled Zimbabwe farmers left high and dry

Ten years ago, former bricklayer Samuel Musengi was allocated a nine-hectare plot to cultivate in Zimbabwe as part of an accelerated phase of land …

Agriculture