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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.

10/28/2014 - Dear USDA, We Care About Our Soil!
More than 40 organizations deliver the USDA a letter telling them how soil should be treated for better farms.

10/21/2014 - EPA Says Yes to More Crop Chemicals
The Enlist Duo herbicide—Dow Agrosciences' cousin to Agent Orange—has been approved for crop use in six states. Is yours one of them?

10/16/2014 - 7 Names Making the World a Better Place to Eat In
For World Food Day 2014, here’s a shout-out to seven individuals and organizations advancing good-food movements around the world.

10/14/2014 - GM is OK, Researchers Say—But What Don’t We Know?
A recent study reports livestock animals are doing just fine after eating genetically modified feeds, so we should keep feeding them, right?

10/07/2014 - The Farmer’s Guide to Voting
Finding the truth about candidates' ag views—or any views for that matter!—is hard. Here's how to do your research so you can be confident in your Election Day vote.

10/01/2014 - How Safe Are Foster Farms' Chickens?
Outbreaks of salmonella and listeria. Brutal beatings. What’s happening at a West Coast chicken processor makes me question its claim to humane.

09/30/2014 - Monsanto's Magically Appearing GM Wheat
First unauthorized Roundup-resistant wheat was found growing in Oregon, and now it's in Montana—and it's all illegal.

09/23/2014 - Food Forward: Television That Won't Rot Your Brain
Most reality TV has me reaching for the "off” button, but this is one show I can get behind.

09/19/2014 - Save Yourself: Save Your Seeds
For the next 30 days, Vandana Shiva is calling sustainable farmers around the world to fight for the right to save seeds.

09/16/2014 - 4 Things PETA’s Chicken Video Game Got Wrong
PETA hopes its "I, Chicken” virtual reality experience will turn chicken eaters into vegans, but it leaves us in the real world wanting more.

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