2002

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December 2002:

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Final Word: Europe: “Our Food, Our Rules;” Quote of the week; a special Christmas story
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Letter from New York: The gift of community
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Dispatches from Dairyland: Breakdown of disaster aid hikes stress for dairy farmers
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Diversified operation in Iowa emphasizes customer relations & direct marketing
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Industrial farming, monoculture cause trouble for native pollinators
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Steve Mckaskle's personal cotton research center
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Mississippi holds first statewide sustainable ag conference
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John Ikerd's farm economy state of the union address: Part 3
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Rice yields in Asia: organic farming performs well
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We are vulnerable but not powerless
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Family builds healthy relationships with customers through organic grains, meats
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Letter from Ontario: Farmers wonder how to make ag’s “multiple-benefits” profitable
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From One Farmer to Another: Making hay this year . . .
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Final Word: COOL's benefits; Aussie beef trades free; no competition, no low food prices
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Just who got milked?
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John Ikerd's farm economy state of the union address: Part 2
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Dispatches from Dairyland: Dairy prices a crime, says Brenda
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High Value Farming: Why diversify?

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November 2002:

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John Ikerd's farm economy state of the union address: Part 1
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Final Word: U.S backs Aussie trade argeement; In Congress: some wins for agriculture
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Ending the race to the bottom
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Pesticide residues in children fed conventional foods 9 times higher than in organic kids
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Dispatches from Dairyland: Why dairy farmers feel abandoned
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Dispatches from Dairyland: Brenda's own story
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Proof positive that regenerative ag can out-perform conventional
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Drought adaptiveness of organic crop systems and the future of food production
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Dispatches from Dairyland: The origins of our dispatches from dairyland
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Final Word: New house ag committee chair; pork checkoff; and GM contamination
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Roundup Ready soybean genetics found in foundation seeds used by breeders
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Appeals court rules that pork producers must continue to pay checkoff assessments
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Pharma crop mix-up fires up GMO debate
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Excerpt from "Steel in the Field"
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Mexico's pork farmers face collapse when import tariffs are lifted next year
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Farm chemicals may affect male fertility, MU researcher says
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Innovative greenhouse design for vegetable production all winter in Canada
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Florida voters give factory hog farms the boot
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Pennsylvania farmers consider new system for happy hogs
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AMS allocates $5 million to the National Organic Cost Share Program
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McDonald’s closes restaurants in 10 countries -- BSE cow disease a factor
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Letter from Ontario: Six essential characteristics of a better future for agriculture
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Scientists honor sustainable farming research leaders
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Letter from New York: Reflections at harvest time, with thanks
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The pork checkoff: unconstitutional yesterday, mandatory today
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Final Word: Thad Cochran to take farm policy reins; Farmers make Londoners smile
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Oregon GMO label defeat spells uphill battle ahead
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Second edition of The Non-GMO Sourcebook is released
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South Australian farmers—' We don't want genetically engineered crops'
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Letter from Ontario: Intervening in farm markets for the public good
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Can Europe's model help us protect agricultural lands?
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The bottle bill and farmers
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Final Word: Chicken slaves, and honest talk from Swiss ag leaders
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The ecological importance of field margins

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October 2002:

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Final Word: GMO labelling and the European Union
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Better nutrition from in-season vegetables
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Fungicides reduce beneficial compounds in grapes
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Technology extends Mom’s wisdom into cafeteria choices
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Pennsylvania local officials demand right to regulate factory farms
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Pork checkoff ruled unconstitutional
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Farmer sends manure in protest. His message—milk prices stink
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An odyssey of discovery
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Studies show Roundup herbicide to be hormone disruptor
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Patchwork takes pork to the people. . . and gives firm market to the farmers
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The Frantzens manage for quality in soil, hogs and life
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10 reasons communities should worry about large-scale, corporate hog operations
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The Farm Life: Marriage -- A market gardener
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Toxic groundwater: Even "safe" pesticide levels may be harmful
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France not ready to end ban on new gene crops
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A better way: Hog farming that meets the animal's social instincts
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Small organic farmers pull up stakes
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Europeans push politicians on GM seed contamination
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Dead Zone Economics
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Economic fallacies of industrial hog production
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Canadian conference on factory hogs, sustainable alternatives set for Saskatoon
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Oregon GM-Food ballot question draws FDA bluster
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Animal Welfare Institute Humane On-Farm Husbandry Criteria for Pigs
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Iowa farmers awarded $33 million in suit against factory hog facility
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The New Farm® and innovative Iowa farmers present at birth of PFI
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Farmers, environmentalists ask USDA to block marketing of moldy corn
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Disparity in CEO compensation extends to ag sector
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Rural residents in Northern PA say fragile valley no place to establish factory farms
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Letter from Ontario: Standing up to commodity agriculture
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“New farmers” need skills ag schools don’t offer – yet
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Chicken Day at the Salatin Farm, Part 2
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How to zap pests, build soil with cover crops in strategic crop rotations
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Taking hogs to new heights in Pennsylvania
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A Market Gardener's Testament: A cautionary tale of family time not spent
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Michigan farmers sell direct to Japan
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Minnnesota NRCS Organic Transition Incentive Program Update
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“New farmers” need skills ag schools don’t offer – yet
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Dead Zone Economics

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September 2002:

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The New Farm® Archives: Pig-Powered Composting
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Niman Ranch: AWI Approved
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Commercial fisherman, former marine testifies to negative impact of CAFOs
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Letter from Ontario: Wishes and dreams for Ontario agriculture
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Russian townswoman finally makes the transition to farmer
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The Farm Life: The family business
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Direct marketing well-raised hogs takes special finesse
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Putting the family out to pasture
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Willy and the Poo: A telling story of hogs, people, deceit and hope

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August 2002:

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The Farm Life: Why we farm
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The New Farm® Archives: Fitting The Farm To The Hog
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Certified mistakes: The most common certification mistakes–according to inspectors
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Contamination protection: 10 ways to minimize GMO contamination
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Cost share for organic?
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GM liability protection
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Are you killing your soil?
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10 Strategies to Minimize Risks of GMO Contamination
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Answers to your certification questions
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Legal issues shaping our acceptance of biotechnology and GMOs
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Letter from California: Organic fruit grower reflects on peaches of the past
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The New Farm® Archives: Hogs just might be the ideal grazers
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Conservation meets organic agriculture
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'Chicken Day' at the farm of many faces
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Super Greenhouse
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What is Regenerative Agriculture? Thinking beyond organic and sustainable
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The ABCs of marketing to restaurants
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Building a farm with a future in Japan
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Protect your cabbage family crops from the diamondback moth
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Farmers find new friends in Pennsylvania hog scrap
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Use tadpole shrimps to control weeds in transplanted paddy rice
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Letter from Senegal, land of the Baobabs
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Romance vs. Reality: Hard lessons learned in a grass-fed beef cooperative
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Why do we farm, anyway?
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Humor: Farmers–The last competent people?
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Tractor seat philosopher
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The New Farm® Archives: Swedish system lowers stress, disease
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Letter from New York: How the Martens made the transition to organic
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The New Farm™ is back!

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