been over a month since our last
full update. Sorry. You can blame the delay on the
federal grant season.We've been trying to take down big bucks (not
the antlered kind) so we can continue to fund our web site and the
on-farm research we do here at The Institute. Hope we have good
news to share with you in the months to come. If you'd like to donate
now to The Institute to fund the work we do, click
Grassroots OPX season is
in full bore: We have prices from 16 markets in 11 states, with
more to come. Check it about by clicking
here. For those who don't remember, the Grassroots
OPX consists of prices from farmers markets around the country,
gathered for us by a gaggle of dedicated volunteers.
New Farm Classics:
Those of you who subscribed to The New Farm magazine will remember
Gene Logsdon, "The Contrary Farmer." At the request of
a reader, Gene is back this week in the form of a reprint from 1993.
With it, we're launching a new occasional series, New Farm Classics,
which will reprint articles from The New Farm magazine archives.
If you have an article you're particularly interested in seeing
again, let us know. As for Gene, we're in discussions with him to
get some new pieces on the web site. Stay tuned.
One series winds down, two others
Lisa Hamilton wrote and photographed our series on farming in Japan.
That series winds down this month with a final article and a slideshow.
Don't morn for Lisa, though. She's also starting a series this month
on ranching in Wyoming. See below for more. Also gaining steam this
month: the real start of our series on farming in Latin America,
which will run for over a year. This month our reporter Don Lotter
drives the length of Baja California talking to farmers, ranging
from well-off organic grape and olive growers in the north to paraquat-drenched
cactus farmers further south. See below for more on this installment
in Don's series.
--Chris Hill, Executive Editor
Don't forget to check
out our latest Organic
Gene is back! See
at left and below for more details.
1st in a series on ranching in Wyoming. For
more, see "Grass Farmers," below.
The final installment in our 10-part series on natural farming in
Japan. Check out "Natural
Farming" below for details.