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  • March 20, 2013
    Ethics in Agriculture: The Necessary Foundation of...
    By Alan Wright Books, magazines, and the internet provide diverse scientific and anecdotal information demonstrating how industrial agriculture is physically unhealthy and ec...
  • February 7, 2013
    Beginning Farmers: Learning, Networking, and Conne...
    by Erica Romkema It’s no secret that more and more young people in the U.S. are looking to establish careers in local, organic, and small-scale farming, despite the risk, ins...
  • January 13, 2012
    Del Cabo founder Larry Jacobs rebukes recent New Y...
    A statement from Larry Jacobs: The New York Times recently published an article that erroneously implied organic farmers in Los Cabos are growing unsustainably. The article i...
  • October 3, 2011
    Mid Season Tune Up
    Feeling a little overwhelmed? Is the needle on the stress-o-meter topped out?  Need one more thing to do in August? It’s been a busy season up until now, and yet there is stil...
  • June 16, 2011
    The Source Project
    By Jason Taylor I call my work on agriculture “The Source Project.” The farmers, the real farmers of the world are the source of all knowledge – knowledge of seeds, knowledge ...
  • June 3, 2011
    Expert Panel Calls for 'Transforming US Agric...
    A group of leading scientists, economists and farmers is calling for a broad shift in federal policies to speed the development of farm practices that are more economically, s...
  • June 1, 2011
    EU Agriculture Chief Slams GMOs, Expresses Strong ...
    In a bold move that goes against the mainstream flow, European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos recently denounced genetically-modified (GM) food crops, citin...
  • May 18, 2011
    Peak Oil and Biointensive Gardening
    At the Black Mountain North Carolina Community Garden, Laura Lengnick, Ph.D Soil Sciences and Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Program at Warren Wilson College, deliver...
  • May 11, 2011
    Two Tips For Beginning Farmers -- Richard Wiswall
    Starting up a farm from scratch is a lot of work. That said, many have done it successfully. I’d like to share two thoughts that may speed the process along in a good directio...