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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.

02/24/2015 - Will GMOs Get Labeled Already?!
It's only February, and we have a national GMO labeling bill on the table.

02/17/2015 - GMOs Bite—Literally
Genetically modified mosquitoes might be coming to the Florida Keys, and their arrival could affect everyone.

02/12/2015 - Come On, EPA, Do Something About Factory Farms
A number of organizations are suing the EPA over lack of action regarding factory farms, and fortunately for them, a new study backs up their claims.

02/03/2015 - 8 Sustainable-Farming Groups That Need Your Help
Our food system sucks on many levels, but these farm and sustainability organizations are making it better—and they need your participation.

01/28/2015 - Will Big Ag CEOs Accept Debate with Family Farmers?
Silent treatment. That’s what three brothers received after challenging three CEOs to a friendly public Q&A session.

01/20/2015 - Today’s Lunch Special: Chicken Sans Antibiotics
A coalition of city schools are voting with their dollars and serving only antibiotic-free chicken as part of their school lunch programs.

01/13/2015 - Poop is Pollution, Wisconsin Says
Insurance policies in Wisconsin won’t cover farmers’ manure liabilities, as this precious farm resource is now deemed a pollutant. Other states, watch out!

01/09/2015 - Our Predictions for 2015's Top Food and Farming Trends
As the local food and sustainable farming movements gain momentum, there’s a lot of new activity on the horizon for farmers and consumers alike.

01/06/2015 - California Farmers Scrambling Over Egg Law
California's mandate for larger hen crates means management changes for egg farmers and higher prices for consumers.

12/30/2014 - A Man, A Goat and the Open Road
If you're going to walk from Seattle to New York to raise awareness for your best friend’s work in Africa, you might as well take a goat with you.

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