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Farm Freedom Group Defends Food Access in Maryland

By Betsy Nicholas And you can too… Fair Farms is a diverse group of farmers, restaurants, markets, nonprofits and public health organizations working together for healthy food, land, and waterways. One of our goals is ensuring access and availability of healthy foods in all parts of Maryland. Getting sustainably-grown foods from the farm to your family…

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Farmer Studies Law for 16 Years – Wins Case Against Firm for Polluting His Land

By Vandita The Angangxi District Court of Qiqihar has finally ruled that the 55 affected families in Yushutun village would receive financial compensation amounting to ¥820,000 (£96,000 or 119,352 US Dollars) from the Qihua Group. Wang Enlin, a farmer who had dropped out of primary school at the third grade, has won the first round of…

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325 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Big Ag Mega-Mergers, Incentives

By Deirdre Fulton Big Ag could score some big wins under newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, roughly 325 food and farm groups warned on Monday, urging Sessions to reject agricultural mega-mergers that would put corporate interests above public health, small farmers, and the environment. In a letter sent to Sessions and copied to members of Congress…

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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides

Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment WASHINGTON – Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba permits it to be sprayed…

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Hemp is Becoming the New Tobacco For Kentucky Farmers

By Ariana Marisol Across Kentucky’s rolling hills, farmers are beginning to plant less tobacco and more hemp. The once tobacco-dependent state has now more than doubled sowings of hemp in 2016, becoming the second highest producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado. Kentucky’s first hemp crop was grown in 1775, with almost all of the nation’s production…

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The Craziest Story from the Dakota Access Pipeline Was Completely Ignored by the Media

By Nick Bernabe Calhoun County, IA — Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline has been making waves across the Internet recently as Native Americans, farmers, landowners, ranchers, and environmentalists make an epic stand against the project’s construction. Over the weekend, 127 Native American activists, or water protectors, were arrested at the construction site near the…

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Farm Aid 2016: A Revolution in Food and Farming is Brewing

By Brandon Turbeville The 31st Farm Aid benefit concert opened with a press conference made up of individuals from a number of different areas. Notably, the performers – Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson, John Mellencamp – joined farmers, activists, and Farm Aid representatives on stage to tell their…

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Farmers and Consumers Coming Together for Real Food in Poland

The Association of Farmers and Consumers Kukiz 15, was launched 4 May 2016, in the Polish parliament, with participation of farmers, consumers, scientists and politicians. Jaroslaw Sachajko, chairman of the new association as well as of the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee, proposed Jadwiga Lopata and Sir Julian Rose to be its Honorary Presidents, in recognition of…

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The Truth Cartoon That Got This Farmer Fired – His Epic Response!

By Heather Callaghan “I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon” It was another week; another cartoon for farmer and comic artist Rick Friday – until the newspaper fired him after he dropped a truth bomb about corporate reality.  After 20 dedicated years of entertaining readers of Farm News, based in Des…

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