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Women are Making Big Impacts on Small Farms

The number of farms owned and operated by women has tripled in the U.S. in recent decades. And it's mostly on small farms that women are finding an important niche.

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Your Environment Update for June 25, 2015

The ongoing drought in California could mean a boom for farmers in Great Lakes states.

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Backbone Farm Keeps Traditional Ways Alive

Max Dubansky learned how to farm from the old timers of Appalachia. Now, he's passing on their wisdom to the next generation.

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Farmers Lobby For Food Safety Rule Changes

Small farm advocates are getting a second chance to influence food safety regulations in the United States. In response to public comments, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced it would reconsider sweeping changes to food safety policy.

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Destructive Pigweed Found in PA

A prolific weed that has destroyed many crops in the southern U.S. has made its way to southeastern Pennsylvania.

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The No-Till Trade-off

Researchers have been looking at why the water in western Lake Erie has been so gross with algae this year.

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Make Money, Protect the Climate, with Manure

The U-S Department of Agriculture recently promised international leaders it would reduce greenhouse gases emitted from large dairy herds

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Livestock Tracking Program To Be Dropped

The US Department of Agriculture has decided to drop a livestock tracking program that has been considered one of the "the most impo

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Earth's Bounty 2.0: Call In About Food and the Environment

Big Burrito Restaurant Group's corporate chef Bill Fuller and The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan are taking your call

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Community Supported Agriculture

Some family farms have a found a way to make a go of it, by blending the values of traditional organic and local food production, with un

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