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action alert! upcoming farm bill listening sessions.

As the next Farm Bill approaches, the House Agriculture Committee members are beginning to gather input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders. As you may know, several current programmes that contribute to the success of organic agriculture are under threat of elimination as so it is imperative that policy makers hear directly from organic farmers, […]

Posted: July 29 2017
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trailer: 500 years: life in resistance, a story about indigenous land struggles in Guatemala

[youtube] 500 which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, is set in the years between 2013 and 2016. It documents the trial of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in 2013, who was tried and convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, when it was found that there was significant […]

Posted: July 26 2017
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SAFN award deadlines extended until july 28th 2017

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has just announced that the deadlines for both the Christine Wilson Award and the Thomas Marchione Award have been extended until July 28th. Eligible candidates do not need to be either an anthropologist or a member of SAFN to apply. The Thomas Marchione award is presented […]

Posted: July 21 2017
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forthland, art, community and harvesting the commons

[vimeo 164326896 w=640 h=360] We have recently discovered fourthland, a collaborative art and performance community in the UK which first emerged in 2008. It's hard to do justice to fourthland and the work that they do in words. They create and explore objects, land, people and myths in interlinked creative and unconventional social and artistic […]

Posted: July 16 2017
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save the date for the 23rd annual dairy sheep symposium in quebec

The 23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium is taking place from Nov 30th - Dec 2nd this year at the Estrimont Suites and Spas, Orford (near Sherbrooke), Quebec.  The title of this year's symposium is “Profitability in Dairy Sheep Production”, and it will focus on genetics and nutrition of dairy sheep flocks.  Each year the Dairy Sheep Association of […]

Posted: July 13 2017
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growing true blue indigo dye in a closed loop system

As part of their True Blue project, Fibershed, have recently released a report on the processes and practices involved in the making of blue indigo dye.  They explain the idea of a closed-loop ideal indigo dye production system which "moves from soil to dye to textiles and back to soil." The basis for the report […]

Posted: July 12 2017
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accessible innovation

An interesting wind powered sailing initiative that is documenting different low-tech solutions from around the world.

Posted: May 8 2017
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from the horses mouth

The big economists are taking note of the the local in this podcast that focuses on BerkShares alternative currency.

Posted: April 5 2017
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a legal step forward in the fight against herbicides

Monsanto's Roundup is facing increasing legal pressure with it's active ingredient being labeled as potential carcinogen.  From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s marquee product, Roundup, is coming under fire from hundreds of legal challenges across the U.S., with individuals alleging that the herbicide is carcinogenic and linked to cases of […]

Posted: March 31 2017
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calling all artists: ecofarm needs your work!

Your artwork could help promote the next EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA!

Posted: March 29 2017
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the future of farming in new england

Can New England farmers survive in changing climate? A new podcast says, yes-- and they absolutely need to.

Posted: March 27 2017
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seedy films

A step-by-step video series on seed saving for 32 vegetable crops.

Posted: March 24 2017
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support the young farmer success act

A new bill to provide debt relief to young farmers!

Posted: March 17 2017
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an alternative route to farm financing

Looking at a few different crowdsourced financing platforms.

Posted: March 9 2017
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the farmers aren't alright

A discussion between farmers on mental health and the challenges of being well while you work.

Posted: March 7 2017
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staple bedside reading material

Greenhorns, we want to point you in the direction of two texts on contemporary farm life! The first is The Journal if Peasant Studies, a publication that focuses rural politics and development. If you're a farmer, researcher, activist, or just plain curious about the breadth of the agrarian perspectives this is a great starting point! You can download […]

Posted: March 3 2017
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more reasons why bees are awesome

New research demonstrates bees pack more smarts into their tiny little brains than we thought.

Posted: March 2 2017
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severine in ireland

A chance to see greenhorns founder talk farming in Ballymaloe.

Posted: March 1 2017
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graziers wanted in NY

Dairy farmer apprenticeship training program opportunities in NY state.

Posted: February 27 2017
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agrarian economics: a letter from a young farmer

I met Kevin Morin in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, a town on the outskirts of Montreal, and home to some of the last vestiges of agricultural land on the island metropolis. At the time Kevin was working for the Cooperative farm Tournesol. Recently Keven and Nikaela Lange both won the Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing for essays outlining hopes for the new […]

Posted: February 24 2017
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the four horsemen of the good food movement

The Four Horsemen of the Good Food Movement: identifying weaknesses to make the movement stronger!

Posted: February 23 2017
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before you throw rocks, read this book

Tech companies and the digital economy don't have to be all bad!

Posted: February 22 2017
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talkin healthcare for farmers

Vermont Public Radio article on the challenges new and old farmers face when accessing affordable health insurance.

Posted: February 20 2017
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urban farming fellowships in berkeley, california

Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA is now accepting applications for its spring, summer, and fall fellowships.

Posted: February 17 2017
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"agriculture has been one of the greatest blessings and curses to civilization"

Mark Shepard, restoration agriculture guru, is teaching a workshop in Stephentown, NY.

Posted: February 16 2017
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real leaders lovin climate

In the age of twitter leadership and instagram bill signings occasionally we see something that's worth mention. The Swedish government has just signed a new climate action plan that commits to phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2045. Really no need to contrast that historic decision with the likes of which we have […]

Posted: February 13 2017
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ann arbor: historic biodynamic farm seeks head farmer(s)

The Community Farm of Ann Arbor is looking to hire a head farmer.

Posted: February 8 2017
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erotic farm fiction

A little preview of Artemisia Rae's farmer life inspired, erotic romance novel.

Posted: February 3 2017
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swell jobs at groundswell in ithaca, ny

The Groundswell Center in Ithaca, NY is hiring!

Posted: February 2 2017
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read a book: agee and walker's "rediscovered masterpiece"

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" may be a classic, but James Agee and Walker Evans' "Cotton Tenants" is also well worth a read.

Posted: February 2 2017
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fictional playbooks for totalitarian dystopia

Scarier than fiction - A look at protest posters and resistance art that draw from literature.

Posted: February 1 2017
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occupied territory farmers tell their needs

Delegation from farm and peasant organizations in Spain meet with rural Palestinians to discuss their needs and ongoing resistance to political, economic, and social repression.

Posted: January 30 2017
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the seed underground

Join author and activist Janisse Ray on a tour through the world of seed saving in here latest book on farming, seeds, and the movement to preserve genetic diversity.

Posted: January 27 2017
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"bee" kind to pollinators!

Amazing facts and ways to protect the world's pollinators.

Posted: January 27 2017
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calling all rogues and future farmers

Oregon-based Rogue Farm Corps is now accepting applications for their hands-on internship and apprenticeship programs.

Posted: January 26 2017
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living art in Pennsylvania

trans-historical residency and artist collective is looking for folks to join them this year.

Posted: January 25 2017
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call for submissions from the rural

Call for short films highlighting under-represented stories from around the world.

Posted: January 23 2017
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industrial vs. regenerative farming

The case for regenerative farming over industrial farming.

Posted: January 13 2017
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get paid for doing good: grange school is hiring

Grange School for Adaptive Agriculture is hiring!

Posted: January 12 2017
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our new favorite greeting cards

We love these female-farmer inspired greeting cards, and we love that a portion of proceeds go to support more women in agriculture.

Posted: January 3 2017