farming


Saving the farm: Conservation easements

By Renee Ciulla Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of solid, red silos and white grazing sheep appeal to and please even those who aren’t passionate about farming themselves. In reality though, development is encroaching heavily and swiftly … Continued

Antibiotic apples

Concern over antibiotics in organic apples raises serious doubts for consumers, but is anyone telling the whole story? Our orchardist hasn’t had to use antibiotics on our apple trees here at Rodale Institute, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t consider … Continued

Mesophyllic fertilizer and soil culturing

By Kevin Meehan, owner Turtle Run Farm and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association member Every year, all the local organic farmers meet for the split up of the feather meal truck in Pittsboro, NC, go home and dump the stuff on … Continued

New lending program for the changing face of agriculture

By Susan A. Schneider, Director of  LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at Arkansas School of law and contributor to the Agricultural Law blog. Earlier this year the USDA finalized the regulations for a new “microloan” program that will … Continued