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I had a birthday recently and I decided to celebrate with a bit of a Favorite Thing, French Roquefort cheese. Whole Foods had none, which amazed me -- and I noticed several other French staples ...
by atana
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 05:31 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
A View of our Western Pennsylvania dairy from across the valley I have been lurking for a decade on Kos and I sometimes comment, especially when the subject is dairy. I was a dairy ...
by vmdairy
Comment Count 118 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 01:37 PM PST with 169 Recommends
Colorado Cantalope Farmers Arrested for Listeria Outbreak That Killed 33 HOLLY, Colo. — ...The cantaloupe growers' farm is considered the source of a national listeria outbreak that killed at ...
by bernardpliers
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:12 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently invited a local farmer of raw milk to a meeting to discuss proposed restrictions on the fledgling industry. Apparently, concerns have been raised by ...
by johnnymonicker
Comment Count 267 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 01:03 AM PST with 22 Recommends
I am a vendor at the Schlafly Farmers' Market in the town of Maplewood. I help sell the produce and baked goods of an urban farm and bakery in the city of St Louis. Today I saw something unexpected.
by charliestl
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 09:42 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
When I lived in Portland, I paid $10 for a gallon of milk. This wasn't store bought milk, of course, but raw milk. It came from a farm south of the city--a piece of land leased by two wonderful ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 224 comments on Wed May 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM PDT with 94 Recommends
An entry in The Household Economy I love butter. I grew up eating margarine, but those were dark days indeed and I try not to think about them now. Instead, I think about butter, and I eat it. I ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 144 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 06:14 PM PDT with 165 Recommends
As snow started to fall, a Mennonite dairy farmer arrived at the courthouse in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on March 2 for a hearing on four charges against him related to the production and distribution of ...
by Bekah
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST with 12 Recommends
It would seem that it never ends in Wisconsin. Of the state and home of the Green Bay Packers and cheese heads who are proud of their dairy products and mid western family ways we also have a ...
by laserhaas
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 03:16 PM PST with 3 Recommends
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson Why do we submit to the law? We can't run very fast. We have no sharp ...
by TPau
Comment Count 60 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 03:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Seriously, what is going on in this country?!? This could be a story straight out of Soviet Russia, but no, this is happening in America, and right now. And sadly, it'...
by posse comitatus
Comment Count 81 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 07:31 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Local agriculture is under attack. This summer the FDA, in cooperation with state health officials, orchestrated raids on CSAs and private food markets in California and Wisconsin.
by preck
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:53 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Thank you Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, Wyoming. Like the Seattle Times, how did you know that I did not have enough work suing Cargill, Nestle, Con Agra, McDonald's, Peanut Corporation of America, ...
by Bill Marler
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:19 PM PST with 6 Recommends
The big economic news is all over the place—lately the truly dire unemployment figures which have administration officials suddenly hemming and hawing instead of bragging about “green ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 05:47 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Andrew Martin has been wonderful about providing in depth stories on farming to the New York Times. This one is no exception.
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 66 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:59 PM PST with 26 Recommends
The public has been badly served by the media. Government raids against farmers are not being covered and most particularly the connection between the raids and the vested corporate interests being ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2008 at 05:11 PM PST with 47 Recommends
A few years ago, I was invited to an international conference on food safety where I participated in a panel discussion alongside a young, intelligent and very serious dairy farmer from the state of ...
by Bill Marler
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 05:17 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is pushing to get a provision into the Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008 that would give the FDA the power to issue mandatory recalls of ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 09:45 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
On Friday - April 25, 2008, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Mark Nolt, a Wenger Mennonite (Horse and Buggy Mennonite) dairyman, threatened for months with arrest for selling raw milk without a ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 173 comments on Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 03:45 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
Hillary Clinton got away with an amazing feat in Pennsylvania. In a dairy state, one in which there are two looming bans on milk - one to ban labeling of milk associated with a 7 times increased ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2008 at 02:45 AM PDT with 2 Recommends