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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.

07/29/2014 - Bark Beetles Vs. The Beatles: Keep the Mayhem Off Your Farm
Even the immortal memory of George Harrison isn't immune to the destruction caused by the beetles. (Note: Not The Beatles—the beetles.)

07/22/2014 - Farmers, Just Say No to Drugs
The American Medical Association has accepted the overwhelming data that shows antibiotic abuse by livestock farmers is creating drug-resistant superbugs. Is change finally near?

07/15/2014 - Virginia Victory: Boneta Bill Grants 'Freedom to Farm'
With so much doom-and-gloom ag legislation news to report, it's nice to see that Virginia's legislators actually give a crap about their farmers.

07/08/2014 - Illinois, Drink Raw Milk While You Still Can
In Illinois, you can still drink raw milk—for now. The state's health department is gearing up to limit raw-milk sales.

07/01/2014 - God Save the Queen Bee
Beekeepers are suing the government, scientists are speaking out, and we're all in serious trouble in the name of bees.

06/24/2014 - Who Is Today's Farmer?
Farmers come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the beginning-farmer programs to help us succeed.

06/17/2014 - Do You Want More Agent Orange on Your Cereal?
Tell the EPA your opinion about a new 2,4-D herbicide before June 30, 2014!

06/10/2014 - Don't Panic Over Mad Cow Disease
In the U.S., we don't hear much about mad cow or vCJD on a regular basis. If you watch the news or read major news outlets, though, you've probably heard about another "mad-cow death” just last week.

06/03/2014 - What the Hemp is Going On?
It's Hemp History Week (June 2-8, 2014), and I would like to clear the smoke on some hemp confusion.

05/27/2014 - Farmers, Protect Your Bacon!
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is running rampant across the country, and it's up to small-scale farmers to keep our bacon supply safe.

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