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How tobacco farms are going organic

Nov 5, 2014
The federal program designed to help tobacco farmers transition from the depression-era quota system to the free market has officially ended.
Posted In: tobacco, Organic farming, North Carolina

Crude oil gets cheaper...again

Nov 4, 2014
Why the world’s largest oil exporter cut prices for crude oil sold to the U.S.
Posted In: crude oil, Saudi Arabia, oil prices

In North Dakota, the oil boom changes politics

Oct 30, 2014
Out-of-state political contributions are fueling what used to be low-energy politics
Posted In: North Dakota, oil boom
David Fowler by his stand at Washington DC's Eastern Market.

Old old old MacDonald had a farm

Oct 28, 2014
American farmers are older than they ever have been.
Posted In: farming, age of farmers, Agriculture, FFA, National Young Farmers Coalition

Food waste provides fertile ground for tech innovators

Oct 27, 2014
New apps connect retailers and restaurants with food charities and composters.
Posted In: Food, farmers, waste

Denton, Texas debates a fracking ban

Oct 24, 2014
The small community could set a precedent for the future of drilling in Texas.
Posted In: fracking, texas
Scaffolds

Salmon runs hit records, even as drought threatens future

Oct 22, 2014
Salmon are returning to the Columbia River at levels not seen in nearly a century.
Posted In: salmon, fishing industry, climate change, Food

A surprising contributor to climate change: concrete

Oct 21, 2014
Making cement and concrete produces a ton of CO2, but there might be a better way.
Posted In: climate change, carbon dioxide, Environment
Hurricane Sandy

What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, disaster relief, natural disasters

In dry California, using price to police water use

Oct 16, 2014
California cities don't like the word "rationing," but "pricing" can serve the same purpose.
Posted In: water use, California drought 2014, fees

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