Monthly Archives: September 2018

Dignity and Devastation in Vermont’s Dairy Industry

By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a August 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.   After years of challenging economic conditions, the first several months of 2018 spelled disaster for a … Continue reading

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Learning the Science and Pedagogy of Farming at UVM

Diane Litwin knew how to grow food. But she wanted to understand the science behind farming.

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What’s at Stake: Tiny But Mighty Farm Bill Programs

This post was first published on the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition blog on  Sept. 4, 2018. Editor’s Note: The 2014 Farm Bill expires on September 30th. If the next farm bill is not finalized before that date, numerous “tiny but mighty” … Continue reading

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Factfulness: The Book to Combat Modern Despair

By Sarah L. Tichonuk Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Flatiron Books, April 2018) is an extraordinary book. Written by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, the founders of The Gapminder Project, … Continue reading

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Global Warming: More Insects, Hungrier For Crops

By Basil Waugh  Crop losses for critical food grains will increase substantially with global warming, as rising temperatures boost the metabolism and population growth of insect pests, new research says. “Climate change will have a negative impact on crops,” said … Continue reading

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