Tag Archives: american farmland trust
17
Dec

If Only He Asked Me – Thoughts on a New Way for USDA

By Mark Winne How ironic that we must even ask our national policy makers to make the nutritional health and well-being of their people the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first priority. But due to the sheer weight of the marketplace and poor government policies, local and regional food systems of the early 20th century yielded to highly […]

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23
Oct

November and December ’08 Appearances

November 6 – Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Extension Office (434 E. Broadway); Keynote address, 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Cindy Gentry at 602-493-5231 November 11 – Norman, Oklahoma – University of Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m; Public talk. For more information contact Julia Ehrhardt at 405-325-5258. November 13 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque Journal auditorium, 7:00 […]

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22
Oct

Factory Farms, Dirty Water, and the Bible

The following article was first written by me in 2006 for publication in the Sierra Club magazine “Sierra.” Though accepted in a revised form by the editors for publication, they chose not to run the piece for some reason that they were never able to explain to me. Though over two years have passed since I researched this story, […]

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11
Oct

Farm Bill or Food Bill?

U.S. agriculture policy has grown fat and lazy–and hasn’t helped our waistlines either. It’s tempting to take for granted summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you care about how that succulent tomato gets to your table, your beach reading should include delving into the Farm Bill, the much-overlooked legislation authorized by Congress […]

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09
Nov

When Our Farms Are Gone, They’re Gone Forever

By Mark Winne Hartford Courant November 9, 2003 The flight from Bradley Airport circled slowly west over the Farmington River Valley. Below me, wedged between the red and yellow flares of autumn foliage, were angular farm fields alternating at irregular intervals with home subdivisions. The mix of man-settled land and land cultivated by man produced […]

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