The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. New Technology Brings Star Wars–Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer Luke Skywalker wasn’t just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family […]
A third-generation Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that was lost by a newly widowed man roughly 15 years ago.
An organic farmer from Ontario, Canada posted a video showing how he refills the tank in his manure dispenser.
Dodge Ram created an advertisement for the 2013 Superbowl featuring a speech delivered by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention. Although the ad is now 3 years old and the Harvey’s speech was delivered more than 38 years ago, the one thing that remains constant is the incontestable work ethic of […]
At a Senate panel hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed his concerns about the implications for U.S. farmers that the proposed $66 billion merger of German medicine and farm-chemical maker Bayer with the American seed and weed-killer […]
A new farm stand in Encinitas, San Diego, California is helping to make locally grown, organic produce more readily available and affordable for those who are struggling. The weekly Farm Stand has a “pay what you can afford” philosophy, and is run by the non-profit Coastal Roots Farm. Coastal Roots Farm, conceived and funded by the […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding summits to promote the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign. The agency is working with singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper for a “day of conversation” about the struggles of gay and transgender individuals in rural America. The agency says its wants […]
This 75-year-old is a HUGE fan of Prince and decided to honor him when he died a few months ago. He created a massive tribute to the singer: A football field-sized version of the musician’s iconic “love symbol,” plowed into a corn field. He was subsequently referred to in the media as “The Artist Formerly Known as […]
Urban Seed Breaks Ground And Plans To Revolutionize Local Farming: BRUCE GIL (Las Vegas Weekly) Photo credits: Justin Vaseur A new local company is betting that a go-big-or-go-home approach will revolutionize urban farming. Urban Seed Inc. broke ground July 29 on a farming facility just west of the Las Vegas Strip, a space that includes eight 6,400-square-foot […]
Marya Gelvosa and Josh Gerritsen run a small farm on Maine’s rocky mid-coast, providing their local community with beef, lamb and heritage poultry. They’re decades younger than the average American farmer, but they love the lifestyle. “It’s very fulfilling work,” Gelvosa says. Josh Gerritsen/Donkey Universe Farm America’s heartland is graying. The average age of a […]