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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.

08/04/2015 - Practice Farm Safety First, Last, Always
Farm safety is worth talking about over and over again. Here are some reminders to keep you protected through the peak farming season.

07/28/2015 - The House Goes DARK
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act just passed in the House of Representatives and will shut down GMO labeling if it's approved by the Senate.

07/21/2015 - 5 Ways The World Is Curbing Food Waste
There are a few small glimmers of hope to get out of this slippery pit of food waste that we're in.

07/14/2015 - Pig News of the Weird
From GM hogs with extra muscles to hogs hoarded to pigs that swim, our porcine friends have been receiving a rare spotlight.

07/07/2015 - Cottage Food Win: Wyoming Food Sales Deregulated
Wyoming's just-passed Food Freedom Act allows the sale of homemade foods and raw milk with few strings attached.

06/30/2015 - New Health Technology Supposedly Boosts Animal Immunity
Forget antibiotics. Just disable the part of the animal that allows it to get sick.

06/23/2015 - Government Still Overlooking Organic Farming
The House Ag committee examines the bleak financial health of farm country at the same time researchers find organic production is more profitable.

06/16/2015 - Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Getting Harder
Americans' right to know where their food comes from is being foiled again with the repeal of Country of Origin Labeling.

06/09/2015 - How Lo(cal) Can You Go?
A study shows that most of us have the potential to eat locally most of the time—the question is, are we willing?

06/02/2015 - Calif. Farmers Vow to Conserve Water
Water restrictions in this drought-ravaged state have trickled down to farmers as a group in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta volunteer to cut water use.

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