Category Archives: Ag Speedlinking

Ag Speedlinking: 04.17.08

Wow, it’s been over a month since I did an Ag Speedlinking post! What can I say, life’s gotten busy has spring as (oh so slowly) approached. Speaking of spring…Mad had a track meet today and at one point it … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 03.12.08

There’s a homegrown way to address climate change “Asked to name climate-change bad guys, most would tag Shell and ExxonMobile before Sara Lee or General Mills.” ***** Deciphering poultry labels From the USDA ***** High gas, food prices may spark … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 03.05.08

Big vs. small organic farmers “People don’t seem to understand that (barring cooperatives like Organic Valley, which legitimately buy milk from lots of small farms) if the same brand of organic milk exists in grocery stores from Oregon to Mississippi, … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 03.04.08

My forbidden fruits (and vegetables) “[C]onsumers who would like to be able to buy local fruits and vegetables not just at farmers’ markets, but also in the produce aisle of their supermarket, will be dismayed to learn that the federal … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.28.08

Toward a sustainable Cohasset: Rekindling a love affair with food “Americans worry more about food and derive less pleasure from eating than people in any other nation surveyed.” ***** With your cloned meat, a side dish of safety “A survey … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.26.08

First seeds placed in Arctic global seed vault “Blasted deep into the frozen rock of an Arctic mountain, the collection stored in the vault could prove indispensable for restarting agricultural production at the regional or global level in the wake … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.25.08

Small food, farm business provide healthy future for Iowa An op-ed piece from the Des Moines Register by my friend and mentor Penny Brown Huber, executive director of the Grow Your Small Market Farm program. ***** Farm program aids immigrants … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.21.08

Fight food costs by growing your own “Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach are battling back by growing their own food.” ***** New farm bill should make way for beginning farmers ” A little help for beginning farmers … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.20.08

Monsanto U. “Public-university researchers get cash for studying GMOs – and the shaft for studying organic ag” ***** Flour power…Newfield farm banks on organic farming trend “On his 400-acre organic farm [Thor] Oechsner grows spelt, oats, wheat, corn, soybeans, and … Continue reading

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