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December 2004:

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New USDA rule to establishes minimal-risk regions for BSE
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Wisconsin dairies feels squeeze
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2005 looking to be a strong year for natural power
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President Bush signs specialty crop competitiveness act
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Food tour highlights dangers of irradiation
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Italy passes bill creating coexistence among farming methods
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Brazil to top U.S. in chicken production
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Brazil to export vegetable oil-based biodiesel
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Oversight on bioengineered crops is poor, report says
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OTA: Perchlorate contamination an agriculture problem
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Glyphosate-resistant ragweed confirmed in Missouri
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Supreme Court hears beef over ad campaign
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Japanese research group believes glufosinate causes brain damage
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New German law on gene crops a 'de-facto ban'
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Letter from Ontario: A green too far
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The new face of family farming
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Making farms the engine of economic growth ... and community connection
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All for one: Diggers' Mirth Collective
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Thinking small
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Farmer Smith goes to Burlington
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Pan-Am Adventure: On the path to bird-friendly coffee
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Reader Mail: Jumping on the farmers' market bandwagon
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Reader Mail: Traditional plant breeders are allies of organics
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Reader Mail: Horse cents
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OP/ED: The corporate attack on organic agriculture...
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Letter from NY: Confessions of a "foodie"
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The New Ranch: Hope on the range
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Ask Jeff: Strip tillage of corn on fall plowed land?
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One Farm to Another: Re-evaluation time
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Intern Journal: California dreamin'
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CSA Journal: Addicted to learning the hard way
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Research perspectives: From fat to fit
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Wash & Glow: The inspector's guide to post-harvest handling
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Health secretary highlights food security, avian flu as top concerns in farewell speech
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Rotenone exposure linked to Parkinson's
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Bangor City hazwaste violations settled with biodiesel
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Conservation bill awaits President's signature
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Internet-based tracking system allows Japanese consumers to dial in beef's origin
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Iowa farmers think triticale could be a viable alternative to oats
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Study finds factory farms may leak antibiotic resistant bacteria
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Ballpark franks go organic in San Diego and St. Louis
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Nebraska Governor takes administration's top ag position
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Soy biodiesel plus heating oil = bioheat
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UCD cleared in biotech seed mix-up
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Letter from Ontario: In agriculture—what comes first the research or the change?
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Public seed variety research critical for farmers to thrive

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November 2004:

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Flowers and fine olive oil in California’s Central Valley
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Planting soybeans into rye, round two
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Vine and fig tree: Rising from nothing in the desert, idealists now work amid water..
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Organics in the news: Researchers responding to discovery of soybean rust in the U.S.
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Largest farms and firms get subsidies
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Australian farmers brand GM canola a failure
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Germany legislates protection from transgenic crops
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An EU nation's right to ban GMOs moves to Council
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Organic farming is a winner for sustainability
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La cultivación orgánica ofrece buena sostenibilidad
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Last year's mad cow costing Canadian producers big
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Farm survey – 86 percent favor online marketplace
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Use of ozone destroying methyl bromide will continue
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Consumers go out of their way to spend more on meat
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Organic foods market booming
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New York City sales of community gardens halted
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New FDA policy allows GM contamination of food supply
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New EU animal transport regulations stress animal welfare
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Asian foods all the rage in Australia
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IUCN urges time out for genetically modified organisms
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GM-firms extinguish dreams of British fields
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Learning to create abundance in the rough shadow of the Rockies
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Farming for health and well-being
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Reader Mail: Biodiversity in Bali
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Reader Mail: From poison to paradise
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Reader Mail: Resisting antibiotic resistance
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Reader Mail: Interested in an article on new farmer advice?
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Reader Mail: Do you have a class on weed control?
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Ask Jeff: Another no-till volunteer and an update on the selection process
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Intern Journal: Good-bye. Hello.
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Tools of the trade
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CSA Journal: The value--and the limits--of fantasy in any farming operation
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Half the American harvest goes to waste
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Winner Minnesota ag award a first—first organic, first woman
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Farmers' Guide to navigating the legal minefield of GMOs
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Soybean rust found in five states
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Supreme Court requests administration's view on seed patent controversy
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Second U.S. cow may have mad disease
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One more California county bans genetically engineered organisms
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Genetically modified wheat still a market risk
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Rat study reveals potential dangers with GM-corn
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Feds ignore evidence that biotech corn could cause allergies
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With fair trade coffee a success--growers ask, who's next?
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Special OFRF grants target organic management of pests
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Organic milk boasts higher vitamin E and carotenoid levels
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An apple a day keeps Alzheimer's away
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New lures to doom crop-damaging caterpillars
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Letter from Ontario: Keeping farmland, farmland—a mission in grays
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Inspector's Notebook: Get paid for getting certified
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Research Perspectives: Organic farming systems soil fertility over the long haul
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UK: Farmer connections push organic sales up 10% this year
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U.S. mad cow boosts Aussie beef exports to near record
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China offers loans to help support cotton prices
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Canada's first GM free zone honored
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Newly organic, an old New England dairy thrives
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Creating local food options in an urban setting
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Research Perspectives: Water, antibiotics and Animal Farm
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Pan-Am Adventures: A counter-intuitive research method that will blow your mind
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Ag Secretary decides one term enough
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Pennsylvania Governor seeks funding for farmland preservation
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Creativity, diversification key to survival for local farmers
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Strong profits reaffirm Whole Foods place in today's grocery landscape
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Farmers beat Atkins in popularity contest
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EPA pesticide baby study to undergo internal ethical review
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USDA confirms soybean rust in U.S.
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America's appetite for imported food is creating problems for the U.S. economy
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World disease outbreaks lead Russia to issue beef bans
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Rice price hike alarms scientists at World Rice Conference
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EU/US back before WTO — this time at EU's call
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Leading the way to sustainable ag
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Dioxin contamination of animal feed closes European farms
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Asian development bank prepares Afghanistan for new dam
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Fungus found to fight coffee berry bugs
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Walnuts' secret powers discovered
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Conservation Security Program expands reach more than ten-fold
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FDA approves new use for popular cattle drug
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Rabobank's FCS buyout bid terminated
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Farmers' markets & beyond: Expanding the market for local foods, Part 2
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Reader Mail: A provider of turf grass seed for use in organic orchard blocks?
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Reader Mail: Formula for an organic herbicide that can be made at on the farm?
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Reader Mail: Research tips on organic soil fertility versus synthetic fertilizers
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Reader Mail: Darts and laurels for New Farm
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Ask Jeff: I've never farmed but would like to begin planting on my 2-acre lot
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Ask Jeff: Transitioning and buried under Canadian thistle--advice?
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Intern Journal: Fall colors
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Real Tales of High Value Farming: Blueberry Blues
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Good Karma--"Karma" dahlias, that is
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CSA Notebook: Serving CSA members better
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CSA Journal: Farm wife meets mother earth
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Inspector's Notebook: Complying with noncompliances
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Letter from Ontario: Stand up to the shrug
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The link between patenting life forms, genetic engineering and food security
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Humans cause more soil erosion than rivers, glaciers
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Organic farming better for wildlife
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Wanted organic flax farmers: premiums offered
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French goat may have died from BSE
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Olive oil included among FDA's heart healthy
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Experts warn: Avain flu could break big
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Florida growers get half a billion in hurricane assistance

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October 2004:

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One Farm to Another: Harvesting more than just crops
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Opening a window on organic inspection
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Farmers' markets & beyond: Expanding the market for local foods, Part 1
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America Is Hungry!
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Leading the way in organic ag research and extension
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Reader Mail: Info on the feasibility of organic farms on urban University campuses?
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Reader Mail: Support for organic soil fertility versus synthetic nitrogen?
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Ask Jeff: Organic no-till project receives overwhelming response
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Ask Jeff: Is it too late to plant hay in Massachusetts?
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Ask Jeff: Best way to get rid of fescue and goldenrod before planting to clover?
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Intern Journal: Reflections on service
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CSA Journal: A little bit of Mexico on Monterey Bay
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Canadian court to rule if class action suit is legal option against GMOs
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Mexico farmers protest GM corn imports
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Letter from Ontario: We eat and drink our environment
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Letter from Saskatchewan: U.S. duty hits hog farmers where it hurts
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Organics in the News: Heat wave leads to climate change at NOP
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Iraq's new patent law: A declaration of war against farmers
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European Commission OKs transgenic corn for human food
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High imports lead to calls for tariffs on foreign butter
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30 Thai tigers die of bird flu, 30 more to be culled
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Big production incentive energizes Canada's wind industry
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Local with a vengeance
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From conventional dairy to certified organic, grass-based creamery
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Green energy
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Outsmarting weeds
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The world is what we eat: food choices and climate change
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Inspector's Notebook: The exit interview made easy
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Organics in the the News: Conventional excellence tromped by even standard organic
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Susanna's Costa Rican Sojourn: Saying goodbye to the land of plenty
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Pick-your-own lettuce straight from your grocer's shelf
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Community investing keeps small family farms in capital
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U.S.-Japan beef trade should resume soon
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Survey shows only 1/4 of U.S. grain elevators segregating GMO corn
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Riddle elected chair of National Organic Standards Board
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Flawed U.S. food recalls leave unsafe food on shelves
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U.S. farmers could ease drain on world water supply
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Organic standards for milk, produce clarified
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Monsanto facing another Schmeiser suit
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Horizon Organic to purchase wind energy
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New Jersey bans non-native plants on state land
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Biodiversity for food security theme of World Food Day
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Farm groups propose family livestock model for MN, U.S.
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Pumpkins can clean up toxic soils
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GM-Alfalfa ready to hit fields in spring
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California introduces value-added tomato labels
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Despite storms Florida orange crop will quench U.S. thirst
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Western drought forecast to persist this winter
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Congress passes first biodiesel tax incentive
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Long Island wine region established by law
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Hain Celestial lands its soy burgers in McDonald's
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Virginia Tech wins $34 million in USAID ag grants
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Tradition runs deep in Missouri's River valley
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Monsanto wins key patent dispute over gene insertion
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Fighting animal related diseases is a priority for EU in 2005
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EU imposes livestock ban on southern Spain
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Comfort foods burning up stressed Briton budgets
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Formaldehyde makes good chicken feed, EFSA concludes
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Developing countries voluntarily limit greenhouse gas emissions
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South East Asia moves to gain control of food safety issues
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New UK guide aims to get more regional foods on the shelves
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Europe united: No GMO food
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Monsanto's royalty grab in Argentina: A dramatic comedy in three acts
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UK BSE inquiry conclusion: Casualty cattle prove low risk
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Research stopping blast wins Year of Rice award
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Canada: Monsanto victory plants seed of privatization
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Organic farming fully compatible with secure, healthy regional food systems
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Fungus provides varroa mite relief for bees
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A grazing strategy for small dairy farms
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Una estrategia de apacentamiento para las granjas lecheras pequeñas
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India pioneers rainwater harvesting
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EU offers Romania free trade--admission not a requirement
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USA retains pesticide lindane at NAFTA meeting
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California debate resurrects StarLink debacle
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California victims of pesticide drift to get medical costs
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Farm revolution stops at subsidies
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Greenpeacers against biotech foods chain up to Bayer India

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September 2004:

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Legality of hemp food, cosmetic products affirmed
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Spray away: vine leaves not subject to presticide rules
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Asian bird flu flare up kills mother and daughter
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Fresh Coffee Team: USAID, Starbucks, Conservation International
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Report could put a crimp in U.S. corn exports
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NEWS ANALYSIS: A U.S. study of GM crops spells trouble for Europe
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USDA awards $4.5 million in grants for organic research
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Hog farmer cleared to build methane-fueled power plant
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Study finds eating almonds ups other nutrient levels
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Letter from Ontario: As if cities can do It all by themselves
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Pan-Am Adventure: Pulque: Mexico’s unique and vanishing drink
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Vine and fig tree: Seeking life in the desert, on the desert’s terms
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Susanna's Organic Sojourn: Filling a niche
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Organics in the News: Too many good ideas
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Inspector's Notebook: Because there's a lot riding on your numbers
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Community Seed Network builds international model to preserve biodiversity
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OP/ED Change is in the air
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The Leafless Season
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What can towns and counties do to support small and mid-sized farms?
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Jerzy Boys Farm grows award winning fruit in North Central Washington
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Perfecting organic no-till systems nationwide
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Genetic modification targeted as possible cause for flat yields
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My name is Joel Huesby, and I’m a recovering farmer …
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The laws of farming
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Portrait of a pioneering California organic wine family
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Reader Mail: Do you have any recommended reading on farmer-to-farmer learning?
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Reader Mail: Did you know you can buy tapes from the Eco-Farm conference?
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The New Ranch: All in the family
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Letter from NY: Smoothing the path to a profitable harvest home
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Ask Jeff: Any suggestions on fall hay seeding in weed-infested fields?
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Ask Jeff: Can you create an organic cropping system without animal manure?
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Intern Journal: Harvest parties, homespun handiwork and Hare Krisnas
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CSA Journal: Giving a voice to small farmers … in 90 seconds or less
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Ask Jeff: How can I get my weedy fields ready for grazing without herbicides?
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"Good farming, clear thinking, right living"
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In praise of country life
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Cultivating long-term relationships
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Renewing the Countryside, Washington: Closing the loop
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Selected readings from the Book of Soil
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Reader Mail: How can I become a WWOOFer like Susanna?
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Reader Mail: How warm do the high tunnels at the MSU farm get in the winter?
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Intern Journal: Apprentice in the Rye
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CSA Journal: Pardon my Padróns …
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NCR-SARE announces producer grant recipients
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In court: Bush rule on pesticide harm to endangered species
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Wind energy Production Tax Credit extended through 2005
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Midwest farmers share experiences of how GMOs alter market
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Poor children vulnerable to pesticide poisoning
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Over two billion in CAP funds missing
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Rapid detection tests for BSE could save cows' lives
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Japan confirms unlucky number thirteen
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E.U. postpones vote on latest GM-corn application
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Secret wheat trials in Canada maybe not so secret
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The Final Word: Who is Tom Hofeller?; Now quickly, the other news of the week:
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The Final Word: Bush widens rural lead among; Other news; It's just a game
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Ecological forecasting soon to join weather forecasting
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Genes from engineered grass spread for miles, study finds
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Some sugar beet growers not sweet on Central American trade deal
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Soil retention of pharmaceuticals accurately predicted
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Willie Nelson headlines Farm Aid to benefit family farms
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Ag Department splashes out $80 million for rural water
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Appetite for farmers markets grows
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Seed legislation could spell end to farmers keeping seed
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Without key federal tax incentive, demand for wind turbines falls
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Rose gardens make fruit orchards more inviting to friendly wasps
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The Final Word: That crazy federal deficit; Other news; Sept. 10, 2001: Trust your future
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Genetic traits spread to non-engineered papayas in Hawaii
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Café Revive first UK coffee chain to serve 100% fair-trade
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EU approves biotech seed for planting; labeling issue side-lined
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Fiber-enriched next big thing in nutrition lingo
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Sainsbury's reveals eco-friendly labels for organic produce
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Some farmers question YieldGuard's quality
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Mulch changes tomato gene activity
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Anti-GMO measure draws concern over constitutional rights
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College cafe goes local and gets lesson in grass-fed beef
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New Farm featured farmer recieves sustainability award
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Flame retardant levels in fatty foods higher than thought
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U.S. likely to see smallest farm surplus in 30 years
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Russia agrees to uninterupted veterninary trade with EU
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Brits shift away from traditional to take out meals
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The Final Word: Farmers, November and party platforms; News.; Letter of the week
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Of the color of peach fuzz and places to grow

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August 2004:

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Making a case for common sense
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Thoughtful reflections on the significance of Aurora's mega organic dairy in Colorado
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Reader Mail: How can I source local artisan cheese for the Continental Airlines arena?
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Reader Mail: Why would our kiwis drop off after only growing to 1/2 inch in diameter?
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The New Ranch: Conservation measures improve profits
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Letter from NY: Farming is definitely shades of gray
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Ask Jeff: About that compost turner of yours...
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One Farm to Another: The calendar says summer, but buyers are saying fall
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Intern Journal: To everything, turn, turn, turn
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Real Tales of High Value Farming: Farming under cover -- BIG TIME!
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Secrets of selling to florists
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CSA Journal: The social challenges of running a farmers' market stall
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The Apprentice
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From table to farm
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OP/ED: Minnesota "livestock" plan focused on CAFO needs
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Vine and fig tree: Restoring agriculture in the Holy Land
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Vine and fig tree: Introducing Israeli agriculture—dry climate, charged politics and all
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Pan Am Adventure: GM-contamination of Mexican corn adds insult to NAFTA injury
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Susanna’s Costa Rican Sojourn: Punta Mona
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Cornell organic dairy transition study begins
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Pieces of metal trigger chicken recall
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On the verge of a water crisis in Asia
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Thai cabinet overturns GMO approval
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Aussie organic okays acid to fight Canker in citrus
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For now Japanese border will remain closed to U.S. beef
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Pesticide labeling rules to be globally harmonized
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World Trade Organization rejects U.S. appeal on Canadian wheat
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World Trade Organization delays ruling on EU-US biotech dispute
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Deciphering decline in grape vineyards
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Three more weeds refuse to obey the new chemical order
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THE FINAL WORD: The "conservation" President; Other news; Crowing rooster... again
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Cafeteria chain opts for sustainable agriculture
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Clemson's homegrown corn plastic
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EFSA report determines U.S. BSE risk is high
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French agency questions its own report on GM crops
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UC Riverside gets $1.5M to examine how GMOs spread
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Rabobank offers to buy part of U.S. Farm Credit System
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Soybean rust found north of equator in South America
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Thai PM gives nod to biotech crops
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Road to ruin
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Alberta cattlemen mount risky NAFTA challenge
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Letter from Ontario: Restructuring Canada's electricity: going beyond good intentions
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Organic juices for lunch—no thermos required
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Many cattle farms injured by Charley but no deaths reported
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Chiles picantes orgánica mejoran las ganancias de los cultivadores de la Florida norteña
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Organic hot peppers pep up north Florida growers' bottom lines
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The Final Word: Need marketing advice? Call me in November; The week’s absurd
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Worm-bin construction made simple
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SLIDESHOW: Building your own A compost windrow-turner made to order
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Making and using compost at The Rodale Institute farm
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Can organic and GM coexist?
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Ranching series gets raves from HM fans
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Reader Mail: Do you know anyone familiar with the process of certifying organic wheat?
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Reader Mail: What are the rules regarding homemade salsa at farmers' markets?
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Greenhouse 101: Summer No "forcing" summer lettuce this year
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One Farm to Another: Keeping blight at bay
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Ask Jeff: Is it a good idea to grow hay to pasture my rabbits?
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Ask Jeff: Should we be worried about herbicides in our compost?
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Intern Journal: Mysteries solved, sort of
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Real Tales of High Value Farming: Blueberry Bonanza!
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CSA Notebook: Finding the support in Community Supported Agriculture
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CSA Journal: You can keep your lemonade … Life gave me elderberries
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COMMENTARY: Organic farming: production gloom replaces consumer boom
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Monsanto Canada continuing trials on GM wheat
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Critics allege, farmer not fit for farm commissioner
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West Africa reels under invasion of the locusts
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Tasty as it is, your lunch may be killing the planet
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With bird flu near, Africa turns to Europe for poultry imports
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New plastic disolves in compost—just add water
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Non-enforcement of pasture rules opens the door to industrial organic dairies
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Organic dairy sector takes another big step toward big business
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Conversations with folks in the first US county to ban GM crops
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Dairy pasture research program seeks recommendations for Carolina farmers
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Pasture proves superior for North Carolina dairyman
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Turning crops to ethanol fuel: on the road to energy independence
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Pan Am Adventure: Growing corn in Mexico, post NAFTA
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Inspector's Notebook: Protecting the integrity of organic grains during harvest
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Amplifying every drop the focus of World Water Week
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One-third of corn acres planted in 2004 in GMOs, survery finds
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Black farmers find profit in trucking southern produce to Midwest buyers
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Wind farm projects languish without federal tax incentive
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Ultragrain, the look, the taste of white bread, the nutrients of wheat
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Food safety projects funded for 19 universities, colleges
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Beckerink family wins New York 2004 conservation award
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Demand for organic food soars, but competition growing
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Kerry, Edwards talk with Missouri farmers
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Whole-farm nutrient budgets to assess pollution
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Extending the growing season. . . and the storage life of your harvested produce
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Canadian farmers concerned about WTO impact
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Letter from Ontario: The farmland preservation toolkit
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Chemical flame retardants found in farmed salmon
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Organic certification 75 percent off
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Kerry promotes energy independence plan
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South African ostrich ranchers suffer from avian flu
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Biotech request alarms food industry
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China may approve biotech rice in 1-2 yrs, says analyst
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Qualifications of organic food certifiers questioned
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Bioenergy producers compete for $150 million in subsidies
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Factory farms to get sweet deal from EPA: No air pollution obligation
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USDA gives school fruit and veggie campaign $9m boost
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Green weapon slays termites
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California dairies cited for air pollution
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U.S. District Judge orders USDA to disclose 'biopharm' locations in Hawaii
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GMO crop vote off in North Dakota, on in California
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Romania's polluted water and other tales of environmental neglect
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Asian bird flu breaks out again, threatens human health
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Coffee farm enriched by forest ecosystem services
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Greens call EC's GMO approval procedure 'undemocratic'
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Bioengineered potatoes head to China
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UK acreage under organic productions grows, DEFRA reports
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Letter from Ontario: MBM-Free Pork
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California conference features pest control and organic production
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Fertile Minds
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Striving for Social Sustainability in Agriculture
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Living the good life on Australia’s Gold Coast
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Pan-Am Adventure: In Agave country … and no one can afford to grow it!
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Inspector's Notebook: 9 tips to shorten your inspection time
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Susanna's Costa Rican Sojourn: Finca la Bella
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STORIES: How farmers can help people connect food with memory
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The New Ranch: Big things on a little place
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Reader Mail: Reader tips for weed-free strawberry production
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Reader Mail: What is required for organic greenhouse production?
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Reader Mail: Nix the politics on The New Farm web site?
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Letter from NY: What can I use to boost my soil fertility?
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Letter from NY: "Farms R Us?" Part 2
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Ask Jeff: Where can I buy hairy vetch seed?
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Ask Jeff: Could an organic producer use Kaolin clay on cherries?
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Intern Journal: Discovery zone
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Summer madness, and mistakes
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CSA Notebook: UPDATE: A legal immigrant odyssey
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CSA Journal: Garlic Snakes
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Biodiesel popularity on the rise

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July 2004:

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Survey shows GM ingredients rare fare in Europe's supermarkets
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Meat Goat Marketplace
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Niche opportunity gets Iowa farmer's goat--in a good way
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In search of the real tough cowboy
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Reader Mail: KUDOS for low-pol organics (and Parker Bosley)
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Reader Mail: Technique to keep weeds from taking over our strawberry plants?
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Reader Mail: Looking for homeopathic remedies for small ruminants?
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Letter from NY: "Farms R Us?" Part 1
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Ask Jeff: Have you calculated the down-pressure on your cover crop roller?
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Ask Jeff: What methods and equipment do you use to spread hay seed?
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Ask Jeff: How can I prevent squirrels and birds from eating my cherries?
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Ask Jeff: Can you advise me about baling wheat just as it is about to head out?
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One Farm to Another: Great weather. Good yields? We’ve got our fingers crossed
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Intern Journal: Lessons in the field
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CSA Journal: Keep Rollin'
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WTO approves plan to end farm export subsidies
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Biotech giants duel
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Federal panel urges fresh scrutiny of altered foods
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FDA says Monsanto biotech wheat safe for consumers
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EPA faces lawsuit over impact of pesticides on salmon
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Americans not eating enough fruits, vegetables, USDA reports
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Report says USDA overrun by corporate interests
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Loopholes in mad cow testing favor meat processors
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Farmer survey gives insite into the U.S. organic market
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USDA-Black Farmers Civil Rights Settlement fails
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Researchers reveal benefits of photorespiration
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The Final Word: Doha,'conflicting trade' and wages; Unintended consequences
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West Bank and Gaza farm rehabilitation funded
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EC may challenge Austrian and Grecian bans on GM foods
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Russia bans Finnish/Swedish poultry after disease outbreak
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Asian poultry not welcome in Europe for another 5 months
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In Japan, point, shoot to be an informed consumer
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Changing the EU sugar regime gets sticky
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Research shows microbiological contamination of organic produce is low
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Trade talks will never be the same after Cancun
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Letter from Ontario: A wave of government intrusion
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Letter from Ontario: I don't have to worry - I'll be out of farming before I have to do all that
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The Final Word: USDA Inc.
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Weather forcasts signal drier times ahead
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Peanuts have new pesticide to protect them from deadly fungus
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Chicken processor fires 11 based on animal abuse video
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Genetics underscore mites' promise as climbing fern foe
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Studies show: Healthy diets, healthy brains
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Deadly Afghan floods, earthquake, destroy harvest
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EC report: Ireland not testing for chemical residue on food
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Bird flu's back in Indonesia
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Critical deadline looms in WTO talks
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Europe approves Monsanto Roundup Ready corn for animal feed
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EU Trade Commissioner travels to Turkey to talk beef
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Sri Lankan produce growers eye European market
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New markets for UK farmers—schools
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Organic sprouts contaminated with salmonella
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Demand for organic milk will meet supply by 2006, analysts say
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Argentina approves GM-corn for planting
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Slovakia faces butter shortages after joining EU
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South Africa may test first 'pharming' crop
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The Del Cabo Cooperative—300 farm families growing organic for export
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In the progressive revival tent, Paul Hawken rocks
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An eye in the sky
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The public's right to grow
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A different kind of community-supported farm
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Europe approves Monsanto Roundup Ready corn for animal feed
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National animal ID system starts with premises registration
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Hidden camera reveals abuse in poultry factory
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USDA audit reveals meat recalls may not be effective
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Ag department releases dry milk as cattle feed
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House clears U.S. - Australia free trade agreement
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University research: Mini melons
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The Final Word: US-Aussie free trade deal; Mad cow in the House; Mysteries
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Computer models help guide ethanol production research
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Mad cow animal feed protections postponed
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Texas ranch infested with weed from hell
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Idaho's first wind farmer showcases its possiblities
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Biotech firm finds Midwest fields are friendlier
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Syngenta to move labs to U.S.
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Pennsylvania wine-grape grower pioneers sustainable vineyard management
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One set of guiding principles, a wealth of different practices
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Reader Mail: Canadian sustainable ag professor takes issue with Percy detractors
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Reader Mail: Keep your politics off my food
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Reader Mail: Can you refer me to some information on wind pumps?
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Reader Mail: Is there an OMRI approved control for Harlequin bug?
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Study confirms safety of organic food, agrochemical group twists findings
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Beating weeds
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Ask Jeff: What kind of down-pressure is necessary to crush the stems of rye?
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Ask Jeff: What methods and equipment do you use to spread hay seed?
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Intern Journal: The highs and lows of a job well done
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CSA Journal: Keep Truckin'
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Global trade talks show signs of faltering
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India reiterates stance on agriculture at pre-WTO meeting
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Bird flu resurfaces in Asia, threatens human health
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Japan moves to block false organic claims
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Cadbury Nigeria hopes cocoa gift will yield better chocolate
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German insurance industry refuses to cover biotech crops
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The Final Word: Bush and the rural "Bubba" vote; NCBA threatens R-CALF; News
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The Final Word: Maddening handelling; the week; Of fireworks, family and fish
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Letter from Ontario: Are they serious about farming in the park?
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Canadian farmers need a BSE/beef strategy
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WTO ag talks moving forward, chair reports
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Second cow not mad after all

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June 2004:

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FACT SHEET: AM FUNGI
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Balancing farmland preservation and development
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You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
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Exploiting clean energy for profit
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Seed-saving legislation in under consideration at federal, state levels
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Yeast plus agricultural wastes equals ethanol
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National hotline unveiled for the Conservation Security Program
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New bird-flu outbreak reported in Vietnam
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Europe's soyfoods market grows to $1.8 bn
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EU deadlocked on GMO's
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One for, One against: Kenya's elite way in on GM crops
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European beef to keep individual nationalities
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Could UK beef be back? Producers begin to hope again
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Spain's 2004 olive oil harvest tramples 03's numbers
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Second U.S. mad cow suspected
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Letter from Ontario: Portrait of an ideal candidate
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Factory farm controls need to balance
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Drought: Conservation reserves opened for emergency grazing
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More California counties move to ban biotech crops
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Farm to School lobby gets beneficial move from Congress
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Spain questions scientific advice on GMO crops
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Economic agency predicts long-term decline for ag prices
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FAO director general defends the groups' pro-GM views
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While U.S. slips, Russia regains its foothold in the global wheat market
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Famine to Feast: China's attempt to feed itself roils wheat trade
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Monsanto pulls applications for GM wheat except in U.S.
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Human form of mad cow disease claims first U.S. victim
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Questionable levels of perchlorate found in California milk
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Facilitating global trade in organics
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West African leaders embrace U.S. biotechnology
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Shumei Natural Agriculture: Morioka Town, Yoshinori Takahashi
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SLIDESHOW: Farming to create heaven on earth
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Grass farmers: Seeing the big picture
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Reader Mail: Cody vs. Schmeiser
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Reader Mail: How do I find an organic certifier in my area?
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Reader Mail: Restrictions on landscaping with chemicals in community spaces?
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Ask Jeff: What are the main ways organic soybean farmers get their seed?
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One Farm to Another: The crops are poppin' this spring
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: A flowering of questions
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Five time savers for flowers growers
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CSA Journal: Kinky Carrots
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PAN-AMERICAN ADVENTURE: Wine, olives, and nopales in Baja California
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New Farm Classic: National Organic Standards: Kiss of Death?
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Wind in the silos
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VIDEO: Pennsylvania sustainable farmers tell their stories
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CROPP contracts brings profitability to Ohio grass-based, organic dairies
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The Final Word: A closer look at USDA conservation programs; ADM chapter closes
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Letter from Saskatchewan Candidates fail to campaign for meaningful ag future
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Letter from Ontario: Stewards of the status quo no more
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Easing of pesticide rules draws congressional protest
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World bamboo diversity falling to deforestation
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EU: Monsanto's GM canola fails to move scientific panel
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USDA calls French fries fresh vegetable
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Taiwan prepared to bring back U.S. beef
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From an Indian village: Greening the grassroots

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EU takes action to stregthen organic farming
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Prepacked fruit lacking in vitamins - report

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Local, organic not important in food, Norwegians say
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Oversight of transgenic plants, animals sought in new bill
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Creeping desertification: the cause and consequence of poverty
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MU first in Midwest to offer sustainable agriculture degree
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Sorghum—the next new wave in grains?
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Sorgo -- ¿el próximo favorito entre los granos?
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GMO testing brings bio-terrorism charges against Buffalo artist
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U.S. streets, parking lots, buildings would cover Ohio
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Corn farmer survey shows strong support for wind energy
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Natural, organic food retailer sets green mission for itself
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New partnership brings sustainable forest and farm products to market
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The Final Word: 2002 Ag Census; weekly review; Cargill's DNA selected cows; 101
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Biotechnology industry showcases money, political clout
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Organic product sales show strong growth in 2003
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Cargill pinpoints desirability in cow genome
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Are chemicals hiding in your makeup?
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Poll: Voters want fuel economy, ethanol, hydrogen
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New land use standards offset global warming with sensitivity
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Tennessee farmer appeals ruling in Monsanto lawsuit
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Continual fertilizing, not cows, is the problem on sensitive pastures
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Fertilizar continuamente, no las vacas, es el problema en los pastos sensibles
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New USDA lab to study stress indicators in livestock
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JUNE 2, 2004: California Assembly backs 'Safe School Lunch Act'
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OPINION: Do we hafta have CAFTA?
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BSE testing oversights lead to full FSA investigation
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Salsa's super spice shows promise easing food posioning
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The age of renewables has arrived
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EU continues toward tariff-only import system for bananas
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Bayer backs out; GM canola's leaving New South Wales
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Food additives linked to hyperactivity in children

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OPINION: Steering nature by the seat of our pants
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Letter from Ontario: On the way to becoming socially reprehensible
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Research scientists spin feathers into gold
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Biodiesel business booms
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Ag department keeps secrets of biopharm crops
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U.S. to disclose more information about pharm crops
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Crop productivity products don’t always work – but need more evaluation
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Who do subsidies really benefit?
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Sainsbury's will stock GM-free milk
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Eco-tourism comes to Portugal
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New DNA test promises accurate labeling of Basmati rice
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OPINION: Who’s getting fat off the fat of the land? 
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Russia lowers label threshold for GM material in food

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May 2004:

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Cracking the organic nut
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The Final Word: USDA back on organic rules; Cuts; Export numbers; Memorial Day
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Raw almond recall
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Pilgrim’s Pride chicken farm gets the flu
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Asian food safety standards need overhaul, say FAO, WHO
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McDonald's New Zealand agrees to GM-free chicken
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Belgium free-range eggs recalled
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NOP Guidance Statements overturned by Ag secretary
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Organics program weakened under Bush administration changes, activists say
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Letter from Ontario: Time to deconstruct our plant patent law to limit scope
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Voluntary food labeling is not COOL
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Livestock lobby wields its influence to soften air quality regulations
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Schmeiser loss leaves Monsanto empty handed
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Iowa’s packer ban will get its day in court
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USDA to talk poultry with Russia—hopefully this week
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Irradiated food barred from DC school lunches
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Injunction banning pesticides near salmon streams upheld
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Epicyte Pharmaceutical joins failing-biotech row
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U.S. cattle brains to be burned as fuel
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Ag secretary funds bird flu control and prevention
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Chronic wasting disease transmitted via environment
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Chicken is the big winner in the war on carbs
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USDA plans cut most farmers from CSP; watersheds selected
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In seed saving case Canada's top court finds for Monsanto
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Black cherry tree farming in Allegheny forest appealed
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US, Japan hopeful the beef will be back by end of summer
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Bacterial proteins combat Campylobacte
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Helping beneficial fungi work
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Ayudando a los hongos beneficiosos a trabajar
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A little creek that could help repair waterways
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The Final Word: US "Do what I say, not what I do"A; News; Sen. Paul Muegge
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Factory farm controls need balance
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Nepal authorizes wildlife farming for conservation
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EU capitulates on biotech corn
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China's ag trade: 10 years $20bn dollars
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Monsanto abandons transgenic Australian canola
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Intensive farming could harm EU's eastern birds
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In Italy, transgenic soy uncovered in planned GE-free zone
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Canadian company starts production of ethanol from cellulose
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Reader Mail: Where is the Rodale Institute located?
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Reader Mail: When did the OPX begin?
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Farming & Faith: Sufi vision inspires southern Illinois farm
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Crossing Canada: Small-scale vertical integration at BC fruit stand farm
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Pan-Am Adventure: Final reflections on U.S. agriculture before bowling into Baja
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Exporting cheap corn and ruin
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Some thoughts on selling at farmers' markets
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Reshaping Kentucky’s cattle industry
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Farming the Wind, part 2 in a 3-part series
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Looking for the post-tobacco king of Kentucky agriculture
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Understanding the dairy industry – It’s way more than cows and plows!
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Letter from Ontario: When it comes to food trade, consumers trump sound science
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The Final Word: EU-US WTO two-step; News briefs: All your ag news just $18,000/yr
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Beyond organics: Envisioning a sustaining food system
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SLIDESHOW: Fields and field days: Organic in Idaho
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Rotating cattle provide whole-farm fertility at Ernie's Organics
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Pennsylvania's organic apple research initiative
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A future for organic apple growing in the Northeast
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On Farm to Another: Researchers and universities have discovered organic?
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Ask Jeff: Fertilizing neglected land for best productivity and organic certification?
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Reader Mail: Can you clarify the NOP rules for pasture and identity preservation?
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Reader Mail: How can a find past New Farm articles?
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OP/ED: The down side of commercial wind power
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CSA Journal: Ain't I smart?
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Americans carry toxic pesticide cocktail in their blood
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Tough non-road diesel rule cuts sulfur 99 percent
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Monsanto chops GM wheat plans
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Bayer urged to heed chicken antibiotic ban
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Asian beetle pesters U.S. ornamental tree industry
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The Final Word: More mad cow; Letter of the week; Chapter 11 for NE pork power
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Farmers, ranchers can apply for renewable energy grants
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Mad cow may have slipped through crack in testing
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A relaxed relationship with Cuba has dairy's eyes on a new market
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Illinois' first wind farm opens
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Milk prices to soar just as ice cream cravings hit
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UC Davis to help promote biotech crops
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Researchers find clues to pesticide resistance
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Letter from Ontario: Our cities are what we eat
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Farmers' rights versus biotech's desires

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April 2004:

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Bacterial proteins combat Campylobacte
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The Final Word: Brazil pops cotton's can of worms; debating subsidies with bad math
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Valuable Afghani farmlands washed away
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EU readies new members with GMO testing facilities
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Norwegian grower's fountain of youth for vegetables
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EU halts trade with countries using unsustainable fishing practicing
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Mississippi farmer gets break in Monsanto biotech seed case
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San Francisco school board bans irradiated food from school lunch program
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Kraft's investors voice concern over use of GM ingredients
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Judge clears Tyson of cattle price fixing
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Vermont governor signs GMO bill into law
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National animal identification system started
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US seeks $1.8bn for losses caused by EU GM ban
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Canada's bird flu woes closes in on U.S. border
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Ag exports reach record high despite on-going restrictions
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Stalled ag-trade talks up and running again, report WTO delegates
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The pesticide residue question
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U.S loses subsidy battle over cotton
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Bird flu continues to beat up western Canada
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Venezuelan President bans cultivation of GM crops
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Israeli consumers buck big-food trend, return to smaller stores
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Farm group highlights organic imports by UK supermarkets; seek local supply
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Nepal police nab former ministers in food sovereignty sit-in
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The Final Word: Far from the maddening cow; No Bush Farm and Ranch Team for me
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A visit to the home of Teikei
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Generating electricity is a breeze
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Farming the fungi kingdom--organically
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Compost tea research enters its second year
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Susanna’s Costa Rican Sojourn: Siete Estrellas de Jicotea
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Organics in the News: Current NOP livestock rules reduce BSE risk but tighter better
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Letter from Ontario: Water policy being billed to Ontario's farmers
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Farmers need market power, not higher tech solutions
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Biotechnology produces auto fuel from wheat straw
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Weed expert warns of increasing occurrences of super-weeds
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Squeezing the maximum food from each drop of water
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Years of research produce bigger, heavier bagel peach
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Kraft's profits drop 34%
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USDA announces $4.7 m for organic research, education and extension
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Compost Tea Task Force releases long-awaited recommendation
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Food industry dreads European labeling rules
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The sad saga of Ignacio Chapela
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The Gandhi of greenhouses, Part II
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Carrots to the core
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CSA Grower’s School
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Lessons learned in the Land of Enchantment
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Reader Mail: Help us announce our organic and locally-sourced food-service facility?
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Reader Mail: When will the online classes be available? What will the cost be?
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Fall Harvest: More than just mums
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CSA Notebook: The worth of good work: An H2-A odyssey
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CSA Journal: Hats off to the many sombreros of a farmer
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Intercropping corn/legumes increases economic yield in tropical small-scale ag
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New tests for detecting livestock growth promoter
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Ensayos nuevos para detectar un promotor de crecimiento en el ganado
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Iowa seminar explores goat meat production for niche markets
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USDA contributes 8.8m to livestock disease research
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Syngenta gets fifth Bt gene patent
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Beef producer's bid to test all its cattle for BSE denied
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Vermont House gives nod to labeling of GM seeds
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California regulators derail biotech company's rice plans
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The Final Word: It's a long day in India, Part 3
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World health agencies back global rules regulating antibiotics in feed
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Chinese farmers pay price in drive to build golf centers
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British Columbia's poultry farms officially under state of emergency
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Japan v. U.S. beef is benefiting Aussie, NZ ranchers
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Things in whey: biodegradable plastic from cheese-making waste
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New study suggests love of chocolate starts in the womb
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The Final Word: It's a long day in India, part 2
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Hoosier farmers show resistance to biotech corn
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Possibility of pharmaceutical rice in California draws mixed reactions from farmers
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U.S. doesn't want to see spread of Europe-style GMO labeling laws
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All agree GM-regulations should be adopted and uniform
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Experts: Columbia basin irrigation must balance salmon needs
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Soybean prices up and so are grocery bills
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Walnuts get the backing of the FDA
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Puzzle of corn's origins coming together
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A cheese from any other region is not Parmesan
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Demand for Brazilian beef blamed for Amazon deforestation
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Canada hopes massive cull will stop bird flu spread
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UN human rights expert criticizes WTO on agricultural trade
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Italy speaks out against genetically engineered wheat
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Japanese farmer arrested over bird flu
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Monsanto denied request for large GM crop trial in Australia
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One more time, BSE risks from older cattle slight
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Letter from Ontario: Recognizing the new normal
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Over-expansion of patent law fails "public good" test
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Biodynamic farming pioneers revolutionize banana production in Dominican Republic
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Shumei Natural Agriculture: Tsumagoi Town, Toki Kuroiwa
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The Gandhi of greenhouses
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Paradigms and plain hard work
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Main who shot the mad cow takes aim at the USDA
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Reader Mail: Any ideas for locating a market for organic grapes, seeds and oil?
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Reader Mail: Can leased land immediately qualify for feed as I'm certifying my dairy?
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Letter from NY: Thinking upstream: Looking for root causes and real solutions
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Ask Jeff: No-spray hay?
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Ask Jeff: How late in the spring can I under-seed red clover into spring barley?
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One Farm to Another: Spring has sprung
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News from Mariquita: The watermelon radish: Conspiracy from the left or the right
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Shooting star
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Stress down
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Using the ordinary to cultivate beneficial indigenous microorganisms
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The Davis Farmers' Market, thirty years on
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Growing our own
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Thomas Harttung's humongous CSA: Growing by 10,000 households per year
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Organics in the News: With BSE at issue, why eat organic beef?
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The Final Word: It's a long day in India
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New on-farm organic matter test is a superior measure of soil quality
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USDA calls for comments on BSE safety methods
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Biotech regulation falls short, says Pew report
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Dean Foods eyes two bottling plants and 85-90% of New York's milk money

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March 2004:

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Bayer gives up on GM maize in the UK
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Mendocino County shouts a collective "no" to GMOs
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Reader Mail: Can get permission to reproduce some of your articles?
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Reader Mail: Are there any books that cover the ups and downs of organic farming?
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USDA mulls private sector BSE testing as answer to Japan trade demands
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Efforts to ban genetically engineered crops spreading in California
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ARS announces 4 new plants to consider for the 2004 planting season
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Tyson execs under investigation by the SEC
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Rich nations gobbling resources at an unsustainable rate
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California Rice Commission approves genetically engineered rice
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2003 record year for fair trade coffee
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Newborns benefit from bans on two insecticides
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Global methyl bromide exemptions over 13,000 tons
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Canada confirms human case of bird flu
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Ag department issues animal disease response CD
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Soybean prices hit 15-year high
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New York spends $6 million on farm runoff management
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Judge says $1.28bn too much in Tyson case; Verdict sparks legislation change
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EU extends ban on U.S. poultry through April
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Canadian cattle producers point fingers at packers
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Two Australian states saying not yet to GM crops
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Bulgarian GMO protesters: Third world war comes in your plate
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365,000 birds culled as bird flu spread in Canada
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Iowa Senator wants USDA to block Brazil soy imports
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Expanded EU brings new markets to banana producers
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Canada announces $995 million in transition assistance for farmers
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EU extends ban on U.S. poultry through April
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Widening probe of Monsanto's Indonesia practices
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Opposition to GE wheat growing, says Canadian Wheat Board
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Pizza sales soar in Thailand
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New brief: Beef from cloned cattle enters Japanese market
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In Asia, bird flu claims another life, four more farms
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EU food and animal feed controls under scrutiny as food health scares persist
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Canadian government buys greenhouse gas emission cuts
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Letter from Ontario: Ontario's Nutrient Management Act
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Letter from Ontatio: To test or not to test- that is the BSE question
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A one-time lawyer trades in his legal practice to nurture and harvest wild medicinals
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Wildcrafting: A "simple" life fraught with complex ethical, practical considerations
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Market makers
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The organic octopus? Consolidation within the organic industry
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State and regional certifiers weigh in on National Organic Program
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OPPORTUNITY: USDA requests National Organic Standards Board nominations
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OPINION: The tale of two farm programs
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Report accuses USDA of censoring climate facts
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Canada announces $995 million in transition assistance for farmers
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EU extends ban on U.S. poultry through April
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Only mad cows and Americans; News; Letter of the week: Leaving the herd behind
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Judge upholds FDA decision to ban poultry antibiotic
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Monsanto raises idea of U.S.-only GMO wheat release
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USDA will expand BSE testing for one year
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Many countries would rather not import GM wheat, USDA survey finds
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Cargill, one other processor to pay $24 million settlement in price fixing lawsuit
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Court orders Florida to rein in dairy farm pollution
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Poultry ban updates: Russia expands; Mexico restricts
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Senate passes food allergen labelling act
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Texas rancher praised for protection of rare toad
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The bird flu's back in Thailand
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Vermont Senate votes to hold biotech firms liable
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Mexico, cradle of corn, at risk from U.S. biotech varieties
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Study shows reduced neurobehavioral performance from pesticide exposure
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The Final Word: Cargill settles price fixing suit; News; Meaty memo of the week
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Research show organic milk rich in good fat
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Sustainable bio-intensive farming system: An innovation for sustainable livelihoods
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Farmer asserts GMO research is done thoroughly, justifying "safe" claim
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Letter from Saskatchn: Cooperation lead to a great wheat; Where will patents lead?
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UK grocer to introduce multi-benefit black tomato
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FSA calls for greater responsibility in food advertising to children
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Canadian birds sicker than first thought
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Report: One-sixth of UK food budgets go toward packaging
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UK: GM crops get go ahead
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U.S. BSE causes a rise then fall for Australian beef exports
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Afghani farmers try to stop the rot
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Filipino islanders blame GM crop for illness; Monsanto denies claim
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Letter from Ontario: Grown locally by family farmers - a powerful marketing message
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Ask Jeff: When do I over-sow my winter grains?
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Ask Jeff: How do I manage the velvet leaf in my corn?
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Reader Mail: Looking for apprentices. Can you help?
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Reader Mail: Am I nuts, at 40, to start a goat dairy farm?
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SLIDESHOW: Hawaii's open-door farms
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Exploring agritourism in Hawaii
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Letter from NY: Seed: The Achilles’ heel of organic
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One Farm to Another: Hungry for spring
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Your problems, possible solutions
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Summer Harvest
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News from Mariquita: Guerilla garlic
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Bus ride yields cornucopia of innovative farming ideas in action
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Southern SAWG conference offers practical tools for sustaining family farms
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Food safety, business planning, and local food advocacy take center stage
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A day in the life of the country's original organic produce distributor
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SLIDESHOW Hand roasted: The story of small-scale coffee production
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Susanna's Costa Rican Sojourn: Finca la Puebla
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The Final Word: News from Lake Farmbegone; Looking for Wall Street?; Letter
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New approach to controlling E. coli in pigs
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Scientists study benefits of pasture plant diversity on dairy production
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Dairy farmers win back their freedom of speech
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Survey: Many areas still need addressed in organic livestock research
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Bee shortage buzzes up price of hive rental in almond orchards
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Supreme Court urged to reconsider family-farm-friendly "Amendment E"
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Mendocino County voters give nod to biotech ban
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Dakota Beef signs deal for organic baby food
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Mendocino measure focuses debate over biotech crops
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Letter from Saskatchewan: The war about drugs: Coming to a corn patch near you
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Would a Schmeiser win hurt plant breeding?
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Letter from Ontario: Contracts under captive
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OP/ED To Britain: Follow the Argentine plan to a GE world
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A soya republic: A look at Argentina's embrace of GM soy 
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Some U.S. beef allowed back into Mexico
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Disease outbreaks halting a third of global meat exports-FAO
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Herbicide paraquat lands in European court
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European panel okays GMO rapeseed for human consumption

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February 2004:

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California farm pollution waiver challenged in court
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U.S. dumping of five major export commodities continues to be widespread
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Supreme Court urged to reconsider family-farm-friendly "Amendment E"
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Biosafety Protocol: Transgenic shipments must be identified
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GM industry should fund cost of contamination says UK government
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CAP support payment reform could disadvantage organic farmers
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Welsh organic lands, challenges keeps growing
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The Final Word: Milk's mustache wiped off; News, views; A reader writes
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With just a sprinkle, plants soak up more selenium
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Research update: Agronomy organizations meeting presentations reviewed
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Senate panel wrestles with impact of mad cow disease
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Ohio egg producer settles Clean Air violations
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World animal welfare standards under negotiation
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Genetically engineered DNA found in traditional U.S. crops
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Texas chickens infected with bird flu
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Mad cow animal testing program to be expanded
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Jury finds Tyson guilty of cattle price-fixing
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U.S. opens biotech regulation website and plant database
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Letter from Ontario: CAIS is a good program - plan to participate
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Milk, it's not just for the bones, it's also for the waistline
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Spanish research finds organic cereal more profitable
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Latest BSE-positive cow makes ten for Japan
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Price no longer top factor in food purchases
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Bird flu lands in Canada
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China to allow imports of some Monsanto biotech food, cotton imports
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Leaked report indicates GM-crops a go in UK
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WHO warns, battle against avian flu is not over yet
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EU races to thwart influx of GM food from east
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EU vote on biotech cultivation yields no decision, again
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More than 24 million organic hectares worldwide
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Ireland to establish 7 organic demonstration farms
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Germany's new GMO law fails to appease either side of the argument
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Final Word: Cowboys over packers; Now what?; USDA miracle: Downer cow walking
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Letter from Ontario: Out of an abundance of caution
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A consortium of partners seeks to stem the flow of farming's “disappearing middle”
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Endless experimentation and a restless search for new and better cheeses
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CSA’s World of Possibilities
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Ecological Farming Conference: Getting small
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Magic bus ride yields sustainable farms of many scales
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New connections are the focus of Montana's first organic conference
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News from Mariquita: New riders of the purple goosefoot
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Shumei Natural Agriculture: Yamada town, Osamu Yoshino
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Future Harvest-CASA conference: Stars of the Chesapeake
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Future Harvest-CASA conference: Nothing middling about the Mid-Atlantic
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Faye Jones grows with MOSES
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Life cycle analysis of a crop system, Part 2
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U.S. looks for a food-friendly free-trade agreement with Thailand
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Farmers nervous over avian flu outbreak; Complete list of bans on US poultry
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Pennsylvania reports the avian flu
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Rust threatens the ornamental plant industry
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Bird flu found in two Delaware poultry flocks
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U.S. Australia trade pact may have environmental costs
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Ag department doles out emergency conservation funds
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U.S. calls off search for mad cows
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Fruit thinners face elevated pesticide risk
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Serious concern about farm community's 'disappearing middle'
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Obesity costing America a hefty $75bn a year
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The Final Word: Silence of the mules: the trade deal no one wanted
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The Final Word: USDA takes hit big in 2005 Bush budget; Behind the headlines
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Letter from Ontario: The Purpose of Research: Understanding or Winning?

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January 2004:

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Converted to organic cotton, for health and profit
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Consumer Education
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Specialty Cut Flower Corner: Planning now for next years early bloomers
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CSA Notebook: Reflections on the 2003 CSA season
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The Key to Successful Direct Marketing: Use Your Head!
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Book review, The Pathological Protein: More than just mad cows
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Book review, Organic Field Crop Handbook: A Pickup Cab Companion
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A directory of student farms
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FARMING FOR CREDIT: A look at student farms at colleges and U's around the country
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Choosing the best cover crops for your organic no-till vegetable system
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Organic no-till for vegetable production?
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Respecting the individual ... goat, that is
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Community Farms in the 21st Century: Poised for Another Wave of Growth?
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Getting started in commercial seed growing
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Iowa Organic Conference: Building on past success
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Slow Food - Honoring quality and diversity
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SLIDE SHOW: Visit to the Slow Food Presidium in Agerola, Italy
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Marketing Success Stories: Organic Farmers Share Their Successes and Challenge
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Making the Transition to Organic Farming
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E-COMMERCE FOR FARMERS—Yes you can!
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The Final Word: Farming 101: The trouble with stats, political science & ag economics
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Letter from Ontario: One sick cow is a food story
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EU farm commissioner warns: GM-contamination inevitable
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U.S. struggles to assure Japan over mad cow disease
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Human deaths from bird flu raise fear of global outbreak
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Monsanto wants grower backing before it continues with transgenic wheat research
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Market analysts predict BSE will cost U.S. $5.5bn
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Starbucks loan supports environmentally friendly coffee
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USDA orders environmental evaluation of transgenic plants, animals
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Public support for current trade policy modest and declining
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High levels of arsenic found in chicken
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U.S., Canada, Mexico agree to jointly eradicate mad cow
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Country-of-origin label opponents volunteer a compromise
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Eggplants earn new respect for high antioxidant levels
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Life cycle analysis of a crop system, Part 1
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Letter from Ontario: Loopholes the size of houses and subdivisions
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Final Word: On the road: Denver; On the road, again: Denver II; News from the road
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Let's talk sheep, madam secretary
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The Final Word: Cowboys in the courtroom ; News, views, reviews; On the road: Iowa
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Letter from Ontario: What a difference one cow makes.
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Milk shows promise on wheat mildew
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East Asian poultry economy suffering from flu
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UK deems LibertyLink rice safe for processing, animal feed
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Monsanto, Agriculture Canada still working on RR wheat
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McDonald's hopes to lure back Japanese consumers with free burgers
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European Commission to hold hearing on organic food, farming
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We have seen the mad cow, and it is us
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Hemp heaven… and hell
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Susanna's Costa Rican Sojourn: Fina Pura Suerte
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Certification Q&A: January 2004, quelling mad cow fears
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Letter from Saskatchewan: Mad cow troubles resurface with a vengeance
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Letter from Ontario: Resolutions to remember in the new year
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Mad Cow puts one in five Americans off their beef

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Mad cow risk global due to animal products trade
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Feds slaughter herd to quell mad cow fear
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ATTRA announces new resource for mad cow information
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An organic regulation for Canada?
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One Farm to Another: Planning for success on your farm
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Beating weeds naturally
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A conventional farmer rescued by cover crops and a diverse rotation
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Letter from NY: New Year Reflection: Reducing risk and improving income in 2004
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Nuts & Bolts & Dreams: Greenhouse 101: Winter Survival Guide
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The Final Word: The USDA's busy week; So, it's clearly Canadian; the NCBA plan
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Cloning a cow impervious to mad cow disease
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Michigan Dairy settles manure case with EPA, Sierra Club
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Company urges farmers to try growing field peas
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New turbine farm puffed as future of wind energy
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Tests confirm mad cow came from Canada
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Brazil, US should resolve ag subsidy problem, says official
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EPA denies petition to ban sewage sludge on farmland
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Mad cow leads to renewed push for country-of-origin labeling
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Butchered
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The secret life of cheese
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The costs of more humane pork production
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Grazing rules may cause short term harm to public lands
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U.S. bans downer cattle for human consumption
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The Final Word: A maddening New Year; Other “mad” facts

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