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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.

03/24/2015 - Fake Milk: Coming Soon to a Grocer Near You
Apparently we don't need farmers anymore. Scientists are producing many foods—including milk—in the lab.

03/23/2015 - Camilla Gardens In Louisville to Spotlight Farm-to-Table
There’s no royal road to learning—except maybe for these Kentucky schoolchildren who garden and cook alongside the Duchess of Cornwall.

03/17/2015 - California Is Parched—and Why You Should Care
NASA has given California’s water supply one year to depletion, and it's not just Californians who are in trouble.

03/10/2015 - Smart Agriculture Can Curb Climate Change
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says we need to change the industrial food system's environment-degrading practices.

03/03/2015 - Phone a Friend: How to Talk to Your Legislator About Farming
There's a lot at stake in sustainable agriculture right now, and a phone call to your legislators can actually make a difference.

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.

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