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 since our last update:
- Family dairy farmers need our help. Take a few minutes to send an email to the USDA telling them dairy farmers need a fair price paid for their milk. We already wrote a letter for you, but you can edit it or add your own thoughts.
- A new hybrid tomato plant is coming out — it raises yields by 60% and should make for tastier tomatoes.
- One of the challenges for family farmers to get their meat out locally: a lack of slaughterhouses.
- Here’s a cool video at CNN showing how a family’s organic farm raising chickens and eggs was saved by its community.
- Congress missed last week’s deadline, but minority farmer groups are still seeking compensation for years of discrimination they faced.
- Here’s a brief look at what’s wrong with the dairy pricing system causing problem for dairy farmers around the country.
- “Sustainable urban farming ideas that think inside the box“
- Ten Oklahoma poultry growers won $7.3 million lawsuit against Tyson, when they pressured them to expand their operations and then underpaid them
- “Mid-size dairies win consumers with less-processed milk” — different ways some farmers are making it work.
What news did you see out there? Please share in the comments.