- This week, Farm Aid announced the theme of our 25th anniversary; Growing Hope for America.
- A Washington Post blog asks, "Can local food jump-start the economy?"
- A new trend or just an excuse to write an article? "The Femivore's Dilemma" - stay-at-home moms now building chicken coops and finding purpose.
- "Why Making Healthful Foods Cheap Isn't Enough." Study from University of Buffalo where they made vegetables and fruit cheaper - moms ended up buying more of them, but also more junk food with the savings.
- A short post exploring the multiple ways living next to a factory hog farm is terrible and the $11 million verdict against Premium Standard Farms in Missouri.
- A federal judge has denied a temporary ban on Monsanto's genetically-engineered sugar beets. A hearing to decide on a permanent is still scheduled for July.
- A report on the terribly lax oversight from the USDA on organic rules. Hopefully they improve.
- Here's an inspiring video where a middle-aged couple tells the story of how they changed their lives from software engineering to starting a farm:
What news did you see out there? Please share in the comments.