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Lisa Munniksma: The News Hog
The News Hog 
Get the facts (and opinions) about what's happening outside of your farm gates. From Washington to your city hall, decisions are being made that affect your farm and food system. Diseases and discoveries are changing the face of small-scale farming. Former Hobby Farms editor Lisa Munniksma writes about these breakthroughs, issues and legislation—from the serious to the ridiculous—to help you take action in your community.

01/20/2015 - Today’s Lunch Special: Chicken Sans Antibiotics
A coalition of city schools are voting with their dollars and serving only antibiotic-free chicken as part of their school lunch programs.

01/13/2015 - Poop is Pollution, Wisconsin Says
Insurance policies in Wisconsin won’t cover farmers’ manure liabilities, as this precious farm resource is now deemed a pollutant. Other states, watch out!

01/09/2015 - Our Predictions for 2015's Top Food and Farming Trends
As the local food and sustainable farming movements gain momentum, there’s a lot of new activity on the horizon for farmers and consumers alike.

01/06/2015 - California Farmers Scrambling Over Egg Law
California's mandate for larger hen crates means management changes for egg farmers and higher prices for consumers.

12/30/2014 - A Man, A Goat and the Open Road
If you're going to walk from Seattle to New York to raise awareness for your best friend’s work in Africa, you might as well take a goat with you.

12/23/2014 - Frack Off, New York
Environmentally minded New Yorkers are crying with glee and natural-gas supporters are raging mad over New York State's ban on fracking.

12/18/2014 - Listen and Learn: A Podcast on Rare Breed Farm Animals
The Livestock Conservancy launches a free Heritage Breeds podcast series that every farmer needs to listen to.

12/16/2014 - GM-Whoa Labeling
Oregon's GMO-labeling defeat is confirmed, and Vermont's labeling bill has some unhappy people, but expect to see national labeling action next year.

12/09/2014 - Party Like It's the Year of Soils
With 2015—the International Year of Soils—on our heels, here's your chance at a free soil education.

12/02/2014 - Bye, Bye Bumblebees
A bumblebee species faces extinction while scientists beg our government for pollinator protection.

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