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Fed Up Hog Farm Neighbors File Suit in NC

January 7th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Imagine if you couldn't send your kids out to play in the back yard or throw open the windows on a lovely spring day because of a ubiquitous, sickening smell. That's the reality for someone living near an industrial hog farm. A group of North Carolinians are sick of the stench, and they're suing to get it under control. In the video above, you can watch a short Charlotte Observer interview with one of the people involved in the massive hog farm lawsuit

Manure-to-Biogas at Dairy Farms Gets EPA and USDA Boost

August 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

The Energy Department’s methane biogas program has been chugging away in relatively obscurity for several years, and now that’s all about to change. The agency has just teamed up with EPA and the Department of Agriculture to announce a new initiative for ramping up manure-to-biogas at dairy farms and other farming operations, called the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.

UN: More Sustainable Farming Needed to Feed the World

June 13th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed today that we need to switch from the intensive farming practices of the past half-century to more sustainable agricultural practices if we want to feed the world in

Children in the Fields [VIDEO]

November 29th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently ran across a good video on exactly what the title implies: children working in agriculture in the U.S. Talk about an under-acknowledged issue of great concern! The statements of the kids and documentation of child farmworkers in the video are chilling

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