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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.

09/29/2015 - Congressional Bills Aim To Open Raw-Milk Markets
Two lawmakers want to make it less illegal for farmers to sell raw milk.

09/22/2015 - USDA Proposes Horrifying Bird-Flu Control
The USDA’s answer to stopping the next bird flu outbreak—and the methods already in place—will have you second-guessing industrial poultry farming … again.

09/15/2015 - Grapes That Don't Taste Like Grapes
Straight out of Willy Wonka's imagination come grapes that taste like cotton candy.

09/11/2015 - Buying Local Makes People Feel Connected, Study Says
We’ve always known it: Buying local isn't just about the food, it's about the relationships. Now research proves it.

09/08/2015 - Count Your Chickens!
Help out The Livestock Conservancy with its North American poultry census by declaring the chickens on your farm.

09/01/2015 - New Labels On The Block
Olive oil and organic get more transparent labels. What food labels are next?

08/25/2015 - News From The Foreign Food Front
Our friends in New Zealand and the European Union have some interesting food and ag tricks up their sleeves.

08/18/2015 - Algae Is The New Protein
Algae has pretty much been crowned the most versatile plant on the planet—and not just because it can taste like bacon.

08/11/2015 - Idaho Ag-Gag Bill Gets Gagged
In Idaho, it’s no longer illegal to blow the whistle on mistreatment of animals, unfair labor practices and unsafe food-production conditions.

08/07/2015 - Good Food Warriors, Stand Up
Tell Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation about organizations working toward better food and farming.

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