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:
- The big story this week is the first in a series of workshops put on by the Department of Justice and the Department of agriculture looking into antitrust issues and corporate concentration in agriculture. Now’s your chance to weigh in – please take action through our site now.
- A New York Times op-ed about the threat of “superbugs” from over-use of antibiotics in agriculture.
- A fantastic little blog post from Austin, Texas about why folks who support farmers and eat their food are “local heroes” too!
- “Eat-onomics: The Ten Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food” — some great people & cool ideas here.
- Mini-goats kept as pets and for their milk in urban areas — is this a new trend?
- A dairy farmer talks about just wanting to earn an honest living.
- Here is lots of information for farmers and consumers alike on the organic pasture rules recently created, posted by the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance.
- A great article by the New York Times on the rapid rise of seed prices for farmers (corn seed prices up 135% since 2001, soy prices up 108%).
- Here’s video from Thursday night’s meeting before the DOJ/USDA workshop on Friday. It’s farmers speaking about their views on corporate control of agriculture:
What news did you see out there? Please share in the comments.