The New Farm® Archives

 

December 2006:

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TRI challenges "Today" organic report
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Get to know the no-tillers
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No Till Plus Project first cropping season wraps up
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Certified organic farmland found in every state
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Grain straw, bean stalks for building
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ARS: Probiotics boost hog immunity
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Local food benefits, challenges outlined
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Rosmanns honored by Leopold Center
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Comments sought on “natural” food
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Biofuel impact demands new corn policy
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Feds say NAIS voluntary; some doubt
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Rise of New Agriculture means changes, new links for producers and consumers
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As Policy Perspectives: Free market for corn kicks in: Tyson exec sounds warning
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One Farm to Another: Twinkling lights, well-loved carols and really nice wrenches
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Ask Jeff: Can I mount a no-till roller where my fertilizer equipment used to be?
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Ask Jeff: Is there a minimum weight for your roller/crimper to work?
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Ask Jeff: What can I do about dusty hay?
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Ask Jeff: Could African farmers use trenches to retain water?
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Not a farmer, but doing my part
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On-farm slaughter regulations discriminatory?
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For the sake of the organic community
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Reader Mail: Can you answer my questions regarding wind power?
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Reader Mail: Where can I get more information about your online courses?
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Reader Mail: Would a lawn roller work for market-sized no-till?
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Reader Mail: Can honey be certified organic?
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Intern Journal: He’s gotta wear shades
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First-season, firsthand, soil-health indicators
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New tools help farmers explore, exploit and expand niche markets
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Kaata is making our millet plants wilt
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Seeds for peace

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November 2006:

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International leaders cheer win of organic farmer to Montana senate seat
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IFOAM International Organic Livestock Conference recordings available
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Dairy farmer groups agree on pasture, replacement standards
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New livestock label verifies humane treatment on family farms
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Research council sounds warning on loss of pollinators to US farming
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Moview Review: Start thinking about next season's weeds
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Book Review: Grandma knows best
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Book Review: Rattling the food chain
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A garden of sustainability
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The Wild Farm Alliance
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Long-ended Rodale Institute amaranth trials still offering hope to Mexican farmers
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Fitting the remedy to real rural economy problem
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“Grow more corn” is not the answer to our energy woes
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Nuisance turkeys baffle farmer, California game regulators
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Mexico is corn
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Reader Mail: There’s more than one way to skin a jackrabbit.
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Reader Mail: What’s the best ambient temperature for raising worms?
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Reader Mail: Can a beginning farmer use your online transition to organic course?
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Reader Mail: What's up with your online course?
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Ask Jeff: What is the cost of production for your no-till field crops?
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Ask Jeff: How do I build fertility on my hayfield without chemicals?
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Ask Jeff: What cover crop can I roll down for early corn planting?
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One Farm to Another: Let’s get real, and all commit to using organic seed
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Intern Journal: Sustainability comes full circle

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October 2006:

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Ask Jeff: Animals are key to a closed system.
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Ask Jeff: Will mowing eradicate ragweed?
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Ask Jeff: Should I plant organic corn at a higher soil temperature than conventional?
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Ask Jeff: What's the real cost of cheap food?
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Where are the bugs, and why are they missing?
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Reader Mail: Where can we find healthy, local, organic food?
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Reader Mail: What’s the proper way to store lettuce seed?
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Reader Mail: What should I do--the state tells me I can’t kill rabbits eating my crops?
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Reader Mail: What can I do for tired soil after several years of CSA farming?
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Drive-by eaters can have a big impact on farm life along the interstate
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Franchises, farming and the value-added economy
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Hey Bill and Melinda! If you really want to make an impact in Africa, try this.
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Organic grains more profitable even through transition
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Fresh fruits, veggies a hard sell until puberty
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Land Grants add to organic research foundation
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Long rotation for soil health and profit
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Unmet organic dairy demand creates opening
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Additives boost pathogen growth in compost tea
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Two more state schools ad organic ag to curriculum
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Battle ends with little guy striking a blow for organic
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Intern Journal: Months of learning help to put together more pieces of farming puzzle
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: Healthy soil resists N&P losses during wet seasons
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One Farm to Another: Organic grain market requires—and rewards—quality control
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Toronto university begins dance with “local and sustainable” food
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Keeping it close to home: Allowing on-farm slaughter for buyers
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Farmers enter town’s economy through market, cooperative venture and brewpub

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September 2006:

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Ask Jeff: What's the best way to overseed forage radish into soybeans?
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Ask Jeff: How long do I have to wait for certification?
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Ask Jeff: Do you know how to control giant ragweed?
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Ask Jeff: When is the best time to roll rye for a good kill?
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Ask Jeff: Can you recommend the Howard PTO tiller?
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Ask Jeff: Any advice for a long-time dairy farmer transitioning to organic?
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Carolina on my mind
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Can't get no respect? Patience and perseverance are key.
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Reader Mail: How do I control powdery mildew on tomatoes and green beans?
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Reader Mail: How do I get started farming organically?
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Reader Mail: How does one start a CSA?
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Reader Mail: How can I control cucumber and squash beetles naturally?
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Chinese organic dairy opens to meet domestic demand
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Enviro group offers study guide
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SARE honors farmers for innovations
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Farmers tout omega-3 superiority of organic milk
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Organic certification funds for farmers in 15 states
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Farming the farm program
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Intern Journal: The world is your organic oyster
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: Lost research shows organics benefit root growth
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One farm to another: Oil price spike creates incentive for real change
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Don't just start at the root of the problem; go straight to the soil of the matter
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A family affair
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Free speech—for you to use—to promote fresh, local, organic food
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Educating the public without breaking the bank
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Uncommon fruit: Delectable, pest-resistant, exotic and attractive
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Seeking regeneration where water and hope are scarce

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August 2006:

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Ask Jeff: How’s my rotation look?
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Ask Jeff: A few questions about uses for the no-till roller.
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Ask Jeff: Who makes a quality tree spade for tractor?
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Ask Jeff: Can I use the no-till roller on Marshall rye or sorghum Sudangrass?
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Ask Jeff: Can I use a roller on the bucket position of my loader?
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Ask Jeff: What are the major challenges of a no-till roller system?
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A healthy dose of optimism
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Reader Mail: What about the positive benefits to cash crops of so-called weeds?
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Reader Mail: I have a field of weeds I want to turn into a garden.
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Central Kentucky farmer uses tobacco funds to begin winery with a local flavor
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Canadian farmer shares his two-prong attack on Canada thistle
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Record keeping for successful decision making
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Cedar Meadows Farm Field Day
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Intern Journal: Closing the gap between the "real world" and educational institutions
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One farm to another: Organic choice can impact family, friends, neighbors
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Longest-term organic trials link Swiss, Rodale institutes
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: Giving due respect to the robust role of roots
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Agribusinesses, not farmers, benefit most from payments
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Martens asks for greater organic support
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New test gives instant N, P levels for manure
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Chico State joins UNH in organic dairying
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Minnesota, Connecticut map organic farms
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Direct-marketing tips sheets help producers
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USDA grass-based rule flusters graziers
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Restaurant chain goes (more) local
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USDA revokes organic certifier license

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July 2006:

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Ask Jeff: How do I get rid of Canada thistle?
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Ask Jeff: Some questions on managing clay soils.
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Ask Jeff: What can I do to build soil on land that's more desert than farm?
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Ask Jeff: How can I determine a price for high-protein hay?
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Ask Jeff: Why won't my rhubarb turn red?
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Ask Jeff: What can I do about wet hay?
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Water, temp. and genetics limit farmer response to surge in global grain demand
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Reader Mail: Small is beautiful and, apprently, not cheap.
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Reader Mail: What can I use to get rid of flea beetles?
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Reader Mail: What are chevon and cabrito?
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National Campaign gears up for Farm Bill debate
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Fair trade/local food directory issued
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Grazing rule comments due Aug. 10
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University relinquishes crop patents
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But when will the eggplants be ready?
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Colorado organic dairies in grazing spotlight
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Do “death taxes” cause the death of family farms?
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: Organic management of Asian rust in soybeans
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One farm to another: Cutworms challenge organic no-till in wet field
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Intern Journal: A full plate of field tests and fungi
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Saving family farms by funding organic farmers
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Finding a way to establish a market-driven school farm
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Sustainable in Senegal: Thriving with peppers, seeds and leaves in Koumpentoum

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June 2006:

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Dear oil will favor local, seasonal food as distant sources lose competitive edge
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Organic ag rocks the university
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Sister market raises $6,000 for Crescent City Farmers Market
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Sustainable ag students learn about marketing
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South Central Farmers resisting eviction
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Final NOP rules from Harvey decision published
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Organic “access to pasture” definition comments accepted through June 12
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Ask Jeff: Is no-till vegetable production possible?
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Ask Jeff: Anything I can do about pasture grass in my rye?
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Ask Jeff: Can I roll down a cover on chemical burn-down land?
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Ask Jeff: No-till roller questions from project collaborator
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Reader Mail: What should I do about aphids in the greenhouse?
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Reader Mail: Can I use the term organic in my farm name?
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Reader Mail: How can I get more involved in organic agriculture?
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Raw milk a complex issue
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¡Viva la agricultura organica!
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Can “Big Organic” maintain integrity?
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Are you confused about WTO trade liberalization numbers?
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: The world has changed
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One farm to another: Cultivating your cultivation techniques
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Livestock inputs make importing manure a concern, even for composting
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Sustainable in Senegal: Milk and yogurt production, Ourossogui, Matam region
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Small is beautiful…and profitable
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“Grazing taller” captures benefits for pasture, cattle and building soil
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Intern Journal: No farm is an island
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Ethnic goat marketing made simple

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May 2006:

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Wetlands can serve many roles
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Sprawl is bad
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It’s best to know who you’re dealing with
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Ask Jeff: Can I substitute rye for wheat?
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Ask Jeff: Where can I buy a sack of wheat directly?
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Ask Jeff: Do you have any resources for figuring out my economics?
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Reader Mail: How can I get a finer seed bed on my 1/4 acre?
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Reader Mail: What should I grow and can I can financing?
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Plans for no-till roller free for the downloading
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Intern Journal: Planting plastic jugs brings a smile
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One farm to another: First taste of the NOSB: organics is alive and well
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Sustainable in Senegal: Livestock fattening,Thiawène, Diourbel
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Economic viability of the farm sector
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Movie Review: Local and organic message in Michigan
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Organic dairy, ingredient rules contended
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Meatrix II bashes dairy CAFOs
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Pipeline threatens one of America’s oldest organic farms
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Organic innovator named OCIA farmer of 2006
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National Organic Standards Board looking to fill four seats
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Britain goes organic and local
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Avian flu workshop highlights now online
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Getting your farm on the web on the cheap
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From the archives: Flowers are forever…
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Local farm talk links U.S., West African farmers
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Organic U
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Convinced of its dangers, health officials cry “Pasteurize!”
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: Our children’s future is in our hands

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April 2006:

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Book Review: Finding global common ground--the need for healthy food
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Ask Jeff: Know of any good compost turners?
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Ask Jeff: Got any advice for starting hay?
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Ask Jeff: Can you tell me more about your no till organic roller?
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Reader Mail: What productive species are suited to wetlands?
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Reader Mail: Where can I find seeds so that I can grow my own ‘Buckskin’ pumpkins?
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Reader Mail: How do I use corn gluten meal for weed control in strawberries?
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Reader Mail: Can I start a sustainable organic farm on six acres?
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Farmers demand real grazing rules; organic leaders to hear many voices
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Manure study links antibiotics to veggies
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More farm subsidies go big operations
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NE-SARE biodiesel, soil quality testing
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Small-scale poultry primer on avian flu
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Guide collects farmers’ market helps
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Help! When and how to hire it.
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Money for nothing? There's no such thing.
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Organic farming, done well, needs the right label
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One farm to another: Springtime at The Rodale Institute®
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Sustainable in Senegal: New interest in old crops, Tambacounda and Theis regions
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Good compost made better
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Eastern farmers stitch organic infrastructure for hay on the fly
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Dairy demand pushes market for organic hay in Upper Midwest, Northeast
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Export-fueled national animal ID program raises many farmer objections

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March 2006:

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Schutte's sustainable success
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One farm to another: Before all your mornings turn to mud...
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Diabou Balde, rice farmer, Manthiankaning, Kolda region
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Letter from Ontario: Ontario farmers to tackle some dramatic proposals...
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Primer on how to kill a market
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Groups say GE-alfalfa will cause harm
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Tyson cuts broiler antibiotic use by 95%
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China logs 7.4 million new organic acres
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Intensive poultry practices tied to flu spread
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Grass-based meat verifiably healthy
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Orchard research boosts organic systems
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NOSP to focus on pasture at April session
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USDA animal ID system generates signups,profound resistance as states join program
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Reader Mail: I want to start an organic farm in the southeast. Got any resources?
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Reader Mail: What color were carrots originally?
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Reader Mail: How much charcoal should be added to soil as an amendment?
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Reader Mail: Where can small farmers find more help transitioning from tobacco?
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Reader Mail: Pigs can contract avian TB which could condemn your carcass.
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Reader Mail: Why are my seedlings falling over?
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Reader Mail: Where can I find more information about sustainable agave production?
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Reader Mail: How is depleted soil affecting food nutrition?
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Reader Mail: What kind of disease problems can we expect with grain amaranth?
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Ask Jeff: Can I no-till into 12-year-old CRP weed infested fields?
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Ask Jeff: What kind of ground covers are best for goats?
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Carolina dairies see fast payback from solar water systems
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Selling sustainably produced cut flowers to retailers
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Free weed-control service: Mice
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Romancing the food system by serving farmers
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A new chance for an old farm

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February 2006:

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Color of opportunity in Van Buren is blue...berries
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Starting a farmers’ market the right way
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New to livestock, former tobacco farmers ponder the omnivorous option
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Farming felt deeply, and without limits
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Ag Policy Perspectives: US commodity delivery policy suppresses world price
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Salatin speaks out against Virginia law that could target pasture poultry flocks
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Restaurant students help grow food for college eatery
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USDA’s single-repository, mandatory animal ID proposal dealt setback
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Organic pioneers named to organic research, outreach posts in Minnesota
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Organic dairy competitors announce drives to support new family farm conversions
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BLAST youth ag initiative seeks nominations of young leaders
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Nation-wide effort to market food from sustainable family farms
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Reader Mail: Any problems letting chickens feed in pasture with other livestock?
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Reader Mail: Will coal dust in dairy feed increase the percentage of butterfat?
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Ask Jeff: Can I get more information on your corn and soybean variety trials?
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Ask Jeff: Are we on the right track starting from scratch in New Mexico?
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El-Hadji Hane and Gora Ndiaye, regenerative ag education and entrepreneurship
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Farmers gear up cover-killing rollers for spring no-till planting season
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Dr Paul's Research Perspectives: SANREM
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One farm to another: When your compost ingredients come from somewhere else
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Historic Tidewater plantation sustains farming through organic grains

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January 2006:

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Regenerative carbon management seems possible
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Institute links with Africare to support Africa's farmers
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Abderahmane Sow, agro-entrepreneur, Belel, Matam region
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Ag Policy Perspectives: Freedom to Farm
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Reader Mail: Is organic farming profitable?
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Reader Mail: How do I restore the health of my soil?
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Reader Mail: Do you have information on certifying greenhouse production organic?
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Farmer-owned restaurant targets Washington, D.C.
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Organic sales stunted by undersupply
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Foodservice firm wants antibiotic-free birds, helps re-start rBST-free dairy
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Consumer Reports finds value in organics
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What am I bid?
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Canada marks an organic milestone
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Commercial buyers want local, regional food: with quality, quantity, dependability
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Broadcast your bliss: Newsletters and blogs
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Disease-limiting steps, not bird health, drive official avian flu preparations

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