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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Aquaponic company produces organic vegetables year-round

    MINNEAPOLIS The land of sky blue waters has become the land of bright green vegetables. The former Hamm's brewery in St. Paul, built over artesian wells that led to the company's iconic motto, has been repurposed as an aquaponic facility that uses the...
  • PSA announces $3 million merger with Armada Employer Services

    Hunt Valley-based PSA Insurance & Financial Services announced Wednesday a $3 million merger with Armada Employer Services, a retail employee benefit consulting and human resources firm. Armada Employer Services, which is also headquartered in Hunt...
  • Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through US farm belt

    WASHINGTON America's diplomats and generals aren't alone in watching the unfolding conflict between Russia and neighboring Ukraine. The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk. From...
  • Thankfully, bans on the sale of puppy mill pets are spreading

    Thankfully, bans on the sale of puppy mill pets are spreading
    It's that time again to hear from readers, and you do have a lot to say! Keep those emails coming to steve@stevedale.tv. READER COMMENT: Puppy mills are deplorable. I'm glad to see so many cities banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats from these...
  • Kelp is on the way

    Kelp is on the way
    Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration. Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall." To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they...
  • All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat

    All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat
    Climate change seems to be one of the hot topics (no pun intended) of our time. For the most part, the naysayers — faced with ample scientific works suggesting that climate change is having an effect on every ecosystem from the equator to the...
  • China will turn bear farm into refuge

    China will turn bear farm into refuge
    In what's being described as a major victory against abusive animal practices in China, a government-owned company that's bred bears for traditional medicines has agreed to convert itself into a sanctuary. Animal welfare advocates hope the agreement,...
  • In win for advocates, China will turn bear farm into refuge

    BEIJING In what's being described as a major victory against abusive animal practices in China, a government-owned company that's bred bears for traditional medicines has agreed to convert itself into a sanctuary. Animal welfare advocates hope the...
  • Climate change has arrived

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, April 14: In case there was still any doubt, and there shouldn't be at this point, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists, has made it...
  • Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution'

    Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution'
    — Longtime central Illinois farmers Pat and Mike Marron don't look like revolutionaries. They spend these early spring days inputting computer data for their GPS-driven tractor and fine-tuning equipment. Giant bags and bins of seed are stacked to...