All week long, we post updates on what’s happening at Farm Aid and in the world of farms and food on Twitter. In case you missed some of those links, below are some notable stories we shared over since our last update:
- Very interesting story about Illinois farmers buying farmland back from banks after plans for development failed.
- A look at a new book, “The Town That Food Saved. Looks like a good read, written by a farmer about Hardwick, Vermont.
- Is the Northeast poised to become the breadbasket of America? Local and heirloom wheat gaining steam…
- A new site has been set up to connect retiring Midwest farmers with aspiring farmers to sustainably grow on their land. www.midwestfarmconnection.org
- Good New York Times profile of a Louisiana rice farmer who went organic and is thriving by selling rice locally.
- A new report is being released that alleges genetically-engineered corn seeds are to blame for the rise of a new plant pest in the Midwest.
- A retired New York dairy farmer wrote an op-ed in The Buffalo News showing the frustration farmers feel from the government’s inability to help deal with the dairy crisis.
- Article from Fresno, California asking, “Are Central Valley farmers a dying breed?“
What news did you see out there? Please share in the comments.