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Oregon Congressman Fosters New Farm Bill; NAFTA Renegotiations Critical to Family Farmers and the Planet; Soil Matters More Than We Think; NOFA’s First Holiday Auction Online

A Radical Farm Bill is Born by Civil Eats “Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has worked for years to move the needle on food and farm policy. In June of this year, along with Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), he introduced legislation to … Read More

Gore Stalks U.S. Officials to Show Real Presence at Climate Talks; There are No Rules for Drinking Wine; Atlantic Bluefish Tuna Makes a Comeback Yet Increased Quotas Uncertain

A Shadow Delegation Stalks the Official U.S. Team at Climate Talks by NY Times “The dueling American delegations here mirror a larger division within the United States over climate change. Mr. Trump’s decision in June to withdraw from the Paris agreement was … Read More

Francis Thicke’s Bids Farewell the NOSB; Dicamba Rampage Continues; GMO Arctic Apple Hits the Midwest; Artist and Seed Saver Inspires Many; Humans ARE the Cause for Climate Change

  Francis Thicke’s Farewell Address to the NOSB After Hydroponics is Passed for Organic Certification Last week it was a solemn defeat for many farmers, as hydroponics was welcomed into organic certification. It was decided during the Jacksonville National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) … Read More

Healthcare Enrollment Begins Today; Healing Through Harvest; New Food Producer Product Reduces Chemicals;

Healthcare Enrollment Begins NOV 1st Open Enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. However, this is a shorter enrollment period than previous years. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2018 coverage (unless … Read More

Food Shortages and World Hunger; Fiber Hijacked by Big Food; Musk Brother Invests in Food; New Legislation Hampers DEA From Cracking Down on Opiates;

Rice and Beans: $1.20 in New York, $73 in Haiti “The United Nations World Food Programme just released a report on the cost, relative to average income, of a basic meal such as rice and beans in 33 countries. Someone living in … Read More

Local FARMS Act Helps Kickstart Farm Bill 2018; NY Free Lunch Talk; The Big Bad Biotech Industry;

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Praises Bipartisan Effort Two weeks ago, a bipartisan bill was introduced “to catalyze the 2018 Farm Bill’s investment in programs and policies that spur economic development in rural and food producing communities nationwide.” The bill is called … Read More

Dicamba Affects All; Wasted Release; Pruitt Repeals the Clean Power Plan; SNAP’s 40th Anniversary

DuPont’s Weedkiller Divides Farmers  Dicamba is one of DuPont’s top-selling products; an herbicide used alongside the Monsanto company’s GMO-seeds, which are genetically altered and designed to resist the aforementioned, toxic weed-killing chemical. Yet, rifts between farmers, namely between those who use the herbicide and those who refuse to, peaked … Read More

EPA Prioritizes Big Industries First; Puerto Rico’s Agricultural Sector Impacted by Maria, Melania Trump Says NO to GMO, Say What?

Scott Pruitt Putting Industry First… Let’s Not Turn a Blind Eye! “In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, … Read More

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