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Anti-Legalization Pot Farmers

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On February 13, 2013
So I found this Doug Fine piece on keeping cannabis production out of corporate hands a little frustrating. Fine’s basic argument is that with the increased likelihood of legalized marijuana production, we have to keep pot farming out of corporate hands. Now, you might agree with this in principle. Certainly corporate farming has gigantic problems–terrible […]

God Made a Farmer?

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On February 6, 2013

I was going to respond to that ridiculous “God Made a Farmer” Chrysler ad that ran during the Super Bowl using the voiceover of Paul Harvey’s speech of that title as narration. Showi

Milk Prices

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On December 21, 2012

The fact that milk prices could go up as high as $8 a gallon because of a Truman-era policy that kicks in without a new farm bill is exhibit #113421 that we need a serious reexamination of our entire

The Farm Bill

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On June 18, 2012

Philip Bump has a nice run-down of the important things to look for in the upcoming farm bill/massive subsidization of agribusiness thanks to the incredible power held by rural state senators. One poi

O’Malley

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On May 16, 2012

It’s totally absurd to be thinking about who the Democrats will nominate for the presidency in 2016, yet for politically-minded people, it’s almost inevitable. That includes me. I’ve

On Fish and CSAs

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On May 6, 2012

A couple of interesting Grist pieces on food, both worth commenting so I’ll just combine them. First, as we decimate the world’s large fish stocks in order to satisfy our unquenchable desi

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