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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.

08/26/2014 - Yes, People Eat Bugs—So Why Don’t You Farm Them?
Eating insects is really a thing—technically called entomophagy—and farmers, now’s your chance to jump in on this emerging market.

08/19/2014 - Is Ebola Coming to a Barn Near You?
With a tragic Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, consider the possibility of this disease among your pigs.

08/12/2014 - Toledo-Area Farmers Provide Water to Zoo Animals
When a harmful algal bloom caused a lock-down of Toledo’s water supply, who came to the rescue? Farmers, of course!

08/05/2014 - "Sorry We Ruined Your Lives,” Monsanto Says With Cash
The chemical company giant everyone loves to hate begins to make good on its settlement to clean up the town of Nitro, W.V.

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.

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