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Go Local During National Farmers Market Week Through August 11th

August 9th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

Studies show that most supermarket produce has traveled hundreds of miles from harvest to store. During its trip, it has lost most of its nutritional value and taste. Why buy dismal, well-traveled fruits and vegetables when you can find superb, locally-grown produce at a farmers market in your area

The Peterson Farm Bros Sing About Agriculture’s Worth

July 5th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

The USDA tells us to: "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food." The American Farmland Trust reminds us: "No Farms, No Food." Powerful messages indeed. And then there are the Peterson brothers — Greg, Nathan, and Kendal — from Kansas. They farm. They sing. And they've gone viral to the delight of millions. After writing funny, farm-friendly lyrics to LMFAO's hit "I'm Sexy And I Know It," these three brothers — who've branded themselves as The Peterson Farm Bros — have found a fresh way to focus a well-deserved spotlight on the people who grow our food

Now is the Time: Show Your Support for Farmers

January 19th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Farmers have not had much success in seeking protection against Monsanto's unjust lawsuits, but this time, the growers are scheduled to have their day in court on January 31. You can show them you care.

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