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  • Jason Brown gave up a lucrative NFL career to help feed the poor
    Former Rams center Jason Brown now farms and donates it all
    What do you do when you’re a successful center in the NFL and have used up $25 million of a $37.5 million contract? You become a farmer. You’re kidding, right? No, I’m not. Ask Jason Brown, formerly the highest-paid center in the...
  • Senate Roll Call Vote- Keystone XL Pipeline
    Franken, Klobuchar abandon farmers
    Now that the election is history, Democrats are free to express their true colors. That's what they did in (temporarily) defeating the Keystone XL Pipeline. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar voted to hurt Minnesota farmers by voting against the...
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    Eleven of 300 restaurants Rehoboth to Lewes
    All one has to do is look at a map to understand why Sussex County, Delaware – a bucolic patch of sand, ocean, marsh, wildlife, bays, farms and fishing – has been a favored escape for industrialists, Washington DC lawyers and immigrant...
  • Chef Mario Batali Farmers food rock stars critical to the food on your plate
    Chef Mario Batali Farmers food rock stars critical to the food on your plate
    Who’s your daddy? Where you do go to get your most beloved special ingredients for your recipes divine? Farmers spend months magically tending the soil and going over just the right seeds. The interest in locally grown food has increased 76...
  • "I love this plant.  We owe our lives to it." Juan de la Cruz, Peru
    Fair Trade: Making life fair for farmers
    Life isn’t always fair. While not the most optimistic statement, it is certainly true. But what if you could make life fair for more people just by the products you choose? Well, you can.Buying Fair Trade ensures that you’re getting...
  • Farm to Chef Maryland - 2014
    Farm to Chef: Buy your tickets now before they are all gone
    One of the best food events in Baltimore is almost here, the American Institute of Wine and Food will be hosting for the 5th year Farm to Chef on Monday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum.What makes it so special? It...
  • Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Yesterday, Congress passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 - H.R. 5078 with a vote of 262/152; 17 not voting, four Republicans and 13 Democrats. Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) put out a...
  • Farmers are Cool
    Farmers are Cool: Review
    Farmers are Cool has been in business since 2011 and has donated money and other contributions to an impressive list of non-profit groups and organizations. The concept behind this hand full of goods is pretty simple and it's one that we can...
  • Tomatoes at the Farmer's Market
    Economics of Farmer's Markets
    Everyone loves browsing at a Farmer’s Market. The produce is right there in front of you, and you can sometimes talk directly to the actual farmer who grew them. And it’s a social occasion: you can talk to other people about the...
  • Revamped 'Shed' at Dallas Farmers Market slated to reopen for Labor Day
    Revamped 'Shed' at Dallas Farmers Market slated to reopen for Labor Day
    After being closed for renovation since last spring, the structure known as Shed 1 at the Dallas Farmers Market is scheduled to reopen the end of the month as its new, larger, better self. And its name will be streamlined to just The Shed for its...
  • Are organic farmers the new doctors
    Are organic farmers the new doctors
    It’s so important to know where your food comes from. Buying organic produce at your local farmers markets keeps the community healthy and the money goes directly back to the farmer. It’s better for the family and the environment. Buy...
  • New location for the Napa farmers market
    The Napa farmers market is back for 2014 in a new location
    The Napa Farmers Market is back, and it is now situated across the Oxbow Public Market (500 First Street in Downtown Napa) parking lot. Locals always look forward to the start of the Farmers Market’s season, which only opens from May to...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    California water wars at AFA Forum
    LOS ANGELES – The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) recently held a public forum about the impacts of California water shortages and government water allocations under today’s unprecedented drought. AFA is a growing conservative...
  • Tuesday: Screening of 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmers Film Project
    Tuesday: Screening of 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmers Film Project
    Completed after four years in production, the documentary Out Here looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the United States. It examines what it means to be a queer farmer, whether agriculture a safe space for LGBTQ people, and the...
  • Definition of Agricutural Worker
    The New England Farmers Union Fourth Annual Convention
    The New England Farmers Union (NEFU) held its fourth annual convention “Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity: People, Practices and Products” in Newport, RI. Nearly 100 members attended this convention in December 2013.Ken Ayars,...