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Cope with Trump's Ag

Cope with Trump's Ag

No appointment to an abandoned post. Three days to inauguration. It’s not just food lovers who are slack jawed, dumbfounded and speechless. All the ranting for rights, humane treatments and the global surge in what we’ll generically call ‘food interest’ has come up against an echoless void; it’s not even...

What DRM-Circumvention could mean for farmers -wip

What DRM-Circumvention could mean for farmers -wip

After many months of briefs and hearings, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is proud to announce some new rules for exemptions as pertains to manufacturer’s software for games, cell phones and cars. We’re interested mostly in the vehicular aspect and will reach out for clarity on the following problem facing smaller...

Horizon Dinosaurs, grain elevators

Horizon Dinosaurs, grain elevators

We suburbans see them dotting the horizon when we’re on those long, annoying single-lane highways as we’re itching for the passing lanes to come. They’re not high on the list of things to think about; they look like relics of farming long gone. The fact is, they’re as relevant now...

Incredible Edible Egg Anomaly

Incredible Edible Egg Anomaly

Big Kudos to a local client who receives egg deliveries every other week from Moose Manor Farms in south Maryland. Carole photographed this little tiny egg that was wrapped inside a larger egg (with yolk!) and sent it right in. Pretty amazing.

Carole’s comment to the Head Hen Herder at Moose...

Anatomy of a Honeybee Frame

Anatomy of a Honeybee Frame

The first Instagram of a domestic hive is from some five eight thousand years ago. Cave art depicts a Mesolithic woman atop a ladder gathering honey from one of several active hives. Indeed, there are few societies on Earth as adept at thriving, growing and balancing sustenance as the mighty...

NPR's trendy Salmonella gossip

NPR's trendy Salmonella gossip

A recent post on NPR The Salt meant to caution backyard chicken farmers reads as alarmist cry when a Salmonella outbreak in Ohio is attributed to the trend of suburban chicken farmers rather than to the source. A chicken hatchery in Ohio, Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc. distributed scores of...

H.R. 933 Section 735 Monsanto Rider

H.R. 933 Section 735 Monsanto Rider

In a bill full of defense and homeland security sections, it appears special interests have tucked in a shelter for themselves to continue selling licensed seeds to farmers though it’s coming to light these seeds were illegally USDA approved. Is it a case of retro-active ass-covering? H.R.933 is 120...

The Home Marketplace

The Home Marketplace

It feels a little peculiar to switch the face of your home from something quaint, tended and private to something quaint, tended and public. It doesn’t take much to suddenly feel like there are too many spots on the windows or pieces of litter on the walk that otherwise, no...

Unkind neighbor smokes out farmers

Unkind neighbor smokes out farmers

Neighbors protest in the ugliest ways. Make too much noise, get a banging on the wall. Park in the wrong space, find a car in your space not long after. It’s tit for tat but because it’s personal, the whole exchange can get pretty heated; especially if you’re fighting fire...

Food Shame

Food Shame

Take it easy with your leftovers or try smaller portions to avoid leftovers all together. Numbers indicate that 30% of all food produced in the United States never makes it to mouths. Genuine accidents like flooding, rodents, insects and less genuine causes like ‘ugly’ prevent a third of grains, fruits,...

5 w.o. English Shepard farm hand

5 w.o. English Shepard farm hand

En route to joining the company of FoodNewsie, Sadie, pictured here at five weeks in some farm hands is a good example of an English Shepard. After a little trip to Moose Manor Farms LLC and a name change, she’ll become a different kind of farm hand, guarding ducks...

Ingredients of a Chicken Harvest

Ingredients of a Chicken Harvest

The process of processing food remains mostly the same regardless of scale. At a small poultry farm in Maryland, things happen in the same order things happen at larger-scale farms. The small farming BOOM has created a desire among the curious and fostered chicken coops with an...

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