A Flower-Farming Renaissance: America’s Slow Flower Movement – Modern Farmer


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A Flower-Farming Renaissance: America's Slow Flower Movement
Modern Farmer
Finally, in 2013, a group of flower farmers led by Kasey Cronquist, the chief executive of the California Cut Flower Commission, established a “Certified American Grown” task force and commissioned a survey about the industry. Among the findings: 74

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Alexandria History: George Washington, The Farmer – Virginia Connection Newspapers

Alexandria History: George Washington, The Farmer
Virginia Connection Newspapers
He also raised cattle, pigs, sheep, and poultry. #He also saw the importance of crop rotation to … This change in farming methods and crops also began moving Mount Vernon away for dependence on slave labor. He constantly engaged in well documented …

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Avoid a sad story: Focus on safety – Iowa Farmer Today

Avoid a sad story: Focus on safety
Iowa Farmer Today
HE MADE the risky decision to cross a muddy dam to hay cattle. He had other options, but chose to cross this narrow dam in April of 1993 … My sister and I had lost our father. My mother was left without her soul mate. My child, who we are expecting

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Farm Bureau issues bird flu impact study – Iowa Farmer Today

Farm Bureau issues bird flu impact study
Iowa Farmer Today
17 indicating the avian flu outbreak in Iowa cost producers nearly 8,500 jobs and almost $ 427 million in lost revenue when the disease forced the depopulation of 34 million birds on 77 farms earlier this year. The study, commissioned by the Farm Bureau

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A Starving Farmer: The Story of a WWII Survivor – Huffington Post


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A Starving Farmer: The Story of a WWII Survivor
Huffington Post
"We planted our crops, but before the harvest came Germany attacked Russia and chased the Rosyjski (Russians) back where they came from. … They were forced to do the dirty work of the Germans. People struggled to hide grain wherever they could. … A

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Grant County, WV, farmer: Pilgrim’s Pride interference led to bankruptcy – State Journal

Grant County, WV, farmer: Pilgrim's Pride interference led to bankruptcy
State Journal
“Under the arrangement, the growers own the farm and the facility, and pay for the labor, materials and utilities necessary to care for the chickens, all subject to the strict and unrelenting control of every detail by Pilgrim's,” Mongold said. … He

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A Factory Farmer Strikes Back at the Company He Farms For – Wired


Wired
A Factory Farmer Strikes Back at the Company He Farms For
Wired
Watts is being represented by the Food Integrity Campaign, part of the nonprofit Government Accountability Project, which filed on his behalf this morning with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, within the US Department of Labor

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Global demand strong for beef – Iowa Farmer Today

Global demand strong for beef
Iowa Farmer Today
But, competition from poultry and pork will also be strong as those industries ramp up production. A strain of avian … A labor dispute on the West Coast has also forced the pork and beef industries to start shipping frozen, rather than chilled

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What it’s like to be a rice farmer – The Week Magazine


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What it's like to be a rice farmer
The Week Magazine
While some people long to escape rice paddy labor, for many Cambodians, their fields are labors of love that provide sustenance and income. Indeed, the loss of their fields (sometimes through forced eviction) is one of the main reasons people take work

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Chicken From China May Show Up On US Shores – Modern Farmer


Modern Farmer
Chicken From China May Show Up On US Shores
Modern Farmer
… thus effectively banning Chinese processing of U.S. chickens. China protested to the WTO, which forced the U.S. to resume inspections. We did, but found China unfit, until 2013. … Of course, it doesn't make much sense to do this; chicken, unlike

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