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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.

11/25/2014 - Bird Flu is Back
Farmers in Asia and Europe are dealing with avian influenza, but it probably won't interrupt your Thanksgiving dinner.

11/18/2014 - New Food Safety Rules Could Cost You Big Money
The FDA revised its Food Safety and Modernization Act rules and wants feedback by Dec. 15—this means you need to act!

11/11/2014 - Your Vote Spoke! 6 Ag Issues Addressed in 2014
Our country went to the polls last week for the 2014 election. Take a look at how the vote influenced food and farming initiatives.

11/04/2014 - The Farm-Family Connection
A new survey shows farm families are in need of support, and we're all worse off if they don't get it.

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.

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