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Just say no to Black Friday creep: Don’t go shopping on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is it you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving? Family and friends, or saving a buck? Resist shopping on Thanksgiving.

Holstein calf takes sports world by storm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Baby Ben,” a calf born on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, has become the unofficial mascot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.

Education divide must be bridged

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell urges readers to see education as a public good. “Our future depends on how well we educate all of our children. As one education researcher put it, you ‘can run from public education, but you can’t hide from its consequences.'”

Water issues rising, are you ready?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Every farm owner, every homeowner, every consumer, plays a role in water conservation and protection.

New Coke, typesetting and tractors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The year I started at Farm and Dairy — 1985 — Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula to attract younger drinkers. Anyone remember “New” Coke? Didn’t think so. Seventy-nine days after its vaunted introduction, the new formula was discontinued and the company reintroduced the original Coke, proving once again, “if it ain’t broke, don’t […]

Commentary: Will activists’ drones spy on farms?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An activist wants to use drones to take aerial photographs of “factory farms,” or as he puts it, “to expose what some corporations want to keep hidden.”

Commentary: Science doesn’t support GMO labels

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The science of food safety doesn’t support mandatory GMO or biotech food labels.

Commentary: Russian (science) roulette and fear

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ignorance, and misinformation, is very difficult to overcome, particularly with a general populace that is increasingly science-illiterate and a lack of public trust in research by both the government and universities.

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

OSHA backs off small farm target

Thursday, February 27, 2014

OSHA backed off its previous enforcement directive regarding on-farm grain storage, and emphasized that farms with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA inspection or enforcement activities.

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