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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.

01/05/2016 - Meat With a Side of Antibiotics
Despite more producer education and news about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, antibiotic overuse in livestock continues to climb.

12/23/2015 - Save Seeds, Save Biodiversity
Join the Gardens Across America Project to make your contribution to saving rare vegetable varieties.

12/22/2015 - Californians Become Organic Watchdogs
A new law allows citizens to sue for false organic claims, strengthening the organic label.

12/15/2015 - Monsanto On GMOs, Roundup And Sustainability
Monsanto’s CEO says he wants GMOs labeled and gives his take on the safety of ag chemicals and going carbon-neutral.

12/08/2015 - How "Clean” is Chicken Poop?
Environmental groups think the idea of converting chicken manure to energy stinks.

12/01/2015 - EPA Wants to Withdraw Agent Orange Herbicide
The glyphosate-and-2,4-D-combo herbicide Enlist Duo may no longer be approved for use by farmers in the U.S.

11/24/2015 - New Food Safety Rules For Your Farm
After nearly five years in the making, the FDA finally announces its Food Safety Modernization Act rules.

11/17/2015 - Genetically Modified Pets Are Here
Genetic modification isn’t just for corn and soy beans these days.

11/10/2015 - Pollinator News Roundup
So you haven’t been keeping up on the latest bee and pollinator research? Not to worry—that’s what we’re here for.

11/03/2015 - A Campaign For Good Food
The day a Plate of the Union address becomes standard for U.S. presidents is the day I'll start appreciating politics.

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