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My frustration with land prices!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Friday November 30, 2012   -   By Jason

Since I was a young kid, I always wanted to own land.  I even owned geese on a city lot when I was a kid.  As I got older, I grew a passion for farming and raising healthy and better tasting foods without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, hormones...

Hog Farmers and Pork Lovers - Hang On!

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By David

The writing is on the wall. Meat prices in general will be trending up with pork and chicken leading the way. The drought across the corn belt has raised grain prices to the point many farmers are unable to stay in business. I recently saw an article on...

Food prices and the HEAT and Draught effect in 201...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday July 26, 2012   -   By Tony

Food prices are going up as the heat barometer drives more draught and crop failures into the path of farmers in the tropics ,the plain zones and beyond.This is the year of the Fire Spitting Dragon in  the Chinese calender and the year of "...

As golf courts grass and forclosed properties gr...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday July 16, 2012   -   By Tony

How many Americans know how the Foreign Banks manipulate and control their freedom to own a home? I was reading an article about a foreign bank creating plighted neighborhood letting their repossesd/forclosed homes grass grow as tall as a...

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Food, Gas and Gardening – North Carolina Neighbors...

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Thursday April 12, 2012   -   By Kay

Local residents work collectively to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of their labors as increasing fuel prices drive the cost of food higher. Zebulon. NC April 12, 2012: Many North Carolina residents are finding budgeting harder and choices fewer as...

How the banks are raising food prices

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Mary

Money presumes a future payment of a commodity.   In antiquity, money meant cattle and grain. A “drachma” was a weight of grain. Japan's feudal system was based on rice per year – koku. Today, this system is still in effect for most farmers, who borrow...

More Land - More Grain

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 12, 2011   -   By David

More Acres Source: Congressman Devin Nunes Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and 25 of his House colleagues called on President Barack Obama to release willing farmers from their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to produce...

Produce Has Doubled In Price

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Tuesday March 29, 2011   -   By Kevin

Now is a great time to join a CSA. It is also a great time to be a grower.  In some areas  grocers are reporting that the price of certain types of produce, most notably, lettuce, have doubled in price in a few scant weeks. Both corn and wheat...

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How To Opt Out of a Food Shortage

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday March 12, 2011   -   By David

  I posted back in January What does 2011 Hold and Five Steps You Should Take . Since then fuel prices have continued to go up. Grain prices are up, and food prices continue to rise. Fuel (diesel) has just now reached $4 a gal here in my...

Love Your Farmer? Make a Call Today

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday February 14, 2011   -   By David

Let's make sure we level the playing field for farmers in America. For too  long the big players have danced around the laws to keep the smaller producers at a disadvantage. Here's our chance to stop it. I just received this email from the Center...

Why So Much?

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday October 15, 2010   -   By Emily

It's another beautiful fall day here.  As always, it's been yet another busy week on the farm.  I've got some fresh horseradish roots, dug from the herb garden today, that I'll be processing as soon as I'm done blogging.  Then tonight Dan and I...

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Seasonally Sound

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Tuesday October 05, 2010   -   By Shelley

It wasn't until we moved to Ohio that I really learned about seasons. In Southern California it is either "hot and dry" or "cool and dry," and completely deprives the senses that marks this passage of time. If you're living off the land,...

You want how much for these?

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday April 13, 2010   -   By Brian

I was on a local NPR affiliate, on the "Farm to Fork" movement taking place.  It is part of the whole buy local, support family farms and sustainable farm practices effort happening all across North and South America and...

Comparing CSA Prices Across the USA

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Monday April 06, 2009   -   By Walter

The April issue of the Bellingham Co-op newsletter listed 13 CSA farms in Whatcom County and their prices. Here is a comparison of Whatcom County and the national average. I used a simple, but robust methodology. I started by downloading the US...


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