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06/26/2015 - Do You Think Cilantro Tastes Like Soap?
Find out why some people find cilantro has a soapy taste.

06/18/2015 - Farmers Go to White House For 2015 Maker’s Faire
Small-scale farmers James and Eileen Ray showcase their handcrafted goat’s milk soaps to the nation at this year’s Maker’s Week.

06/17/2015 - Want to Know Where Sheep Hang Out? Check Tumblr
Google Sheep View allows sheep fans to check out the animals whenever they please.

06/16/2015 - Pigs Just As Smart As Dogs and Chimps, Study Suggests
In a study by The Farm Sanctuary, IQ tests suggest that pigs are as highly intelligent as chimps, dogs and other animals.

06/16/2015 - A Newborn Lamb Gets a Second Chance at Life
When a lamb appeared on their doorstep, an animal sanctuary cleaned her up, fed her and welcomed her into the world.

06/11/2015 - Man Grows World’s Tallest Sunflower, Breaking Own Record
Hans-Peter Schiffer of Germany grows 30-foot sunflower.

06/09/2015 - Hundreds of Piglets Loose in Ohio After Truck Overturns
Baby pigs were rescued after escaping a crash on an Ohio highway.

01/07/2014 - Parasitic Wasps Could Help Control Stinkbugs
Researchers in North Carolina look at the lifespan and habits of a tiny parasitic wasp that preys on the eggs of stinkbugs.

01/03/2014 - 2014 Marks the Year of Family Farms
Small-scale and family farms are highlighted as a means to eradicate worldwide hunger and improve food security during a United Nations-declared campaign.

12/27/2013 - Mutant Corn Key to Insecticide-free Pest Control?
A genetic mutation in corn leads to discoveries about how to control the western corn rootworm beetle, which threatens U.S. corn crops.

12/20/2013 - Share Your Holiday Traditions!
Join the Hobby Farms editors for some holiday fun as we sip hot cocoa and share our favorite seasonal traditions.

12/17/2013 - Antibiotic Use to be Phased Out in Food Production
The FDA begins a three-year phase-out of medically important antimicrobials in food-production animals.

12/13/2013 - No Rotting Peas Here!
USDA scientists work to develop a pea variety resistant to Aphanomyces root rot, which leads to crop losses.

12/06/2013 - Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm?
If meteorologists are calling for snow and ice in your area, it might be too late to get your home and family ready. Use these tips to prepare for a storm before winter weather strikes.

11/29/2013 - Fungus Shows Weed-fighting Potential
Scientists are working to formulate a common fungus that could be the cure against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth.

11/26/2013 - School Kids Garden Their Way to Learning
he Edible Schoolyard Project expands across the country to teach children about sustainable food.

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