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‘Tanks to Tractors’ event set for Point Reyes Station on Sunday

‘Tanks to Tractors’ event set for Point Reyes Station on Sunday

Turning Swords into Plowshares. Marin Independent Journal Like many young recruits, Jennifer Fusaro joined the Navy because she wanted to see the world. “It was a fluke,” said Fusaro, a former San Rafael resident now living in Humboldt County. “My younger brother had considered joining, and I happened to be in the kitchen when a […]

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Produce During Wartime: Veterans Receive Farmer Training, Participate in Local Food Movement

Produce During Wartime: Veterans Receive Farmer Training, Participate in Local Food Movement

Check out this story about a soldier turned farmer who advocates connecting veterans with farmers to create mutually beneficial partnerships. Matthew McCue’s memories of the time he spent in Iraq as a soldier are probably not what you would think. Along with the checkpoints, daily patrols, and desert heat, Matthew remembers vegetable gardens, carts brimming […]

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Unconventional crop – hemp – could sprout new industry

Unconventional crop – hemp – could sprout new industry

Another great story on hemp research to provide cutting edge green raw materials for industry. If  folks in Canada can grow and research hemp, why not America ? As combines mowed farmers’ fields across Canadian prairies this fall, there was a scene near Edmonton right out of a time warp: –  a crew of workers […]

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Time for a new course on industrial hemp

Time for a new course on industrial hemp

This important story comes to us from The Bismarck Tribune, and covers one fourth-generation farmer with the courage to speak out in favor of Industrial Hemp farming in America. Author Credit: WAYNE HAUGE. Enjoy! I am a fourth generation farmer, grandfather of three, and have never been arrested for anything. I traveled to Washington, D.C. […]

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Watch Farmers Plant Hemp on DEA HQ Lawn!

Watch Farmers Plant Hemp on DEA HQ Lawn!

VoteHemp.com Rocks ! Here is a sweet 4 Minute YouTube Clip on the October 13 2009  hempseed planting at DEA HQ in Virginia.  America’s first two presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers. America’s rich history is intertwined with hemp as a vital natural resource for food, feed, and fiber. Why can’t America grow […]

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A New (USDA) Secretary, Another Governor

A New (USDA) Secretary, Another Governor

By Alan Guebert, Farm and Dairy If conventional leadership and bureaucratic competency had a face, it would look exactly like Thomas J. Vilsack: round as an apple pie, chin disappearing under sagging cheeks, graying (and amply present) hair. President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Vilsack, the two-term (1998-2006) Iowa governor, to lead the U.S. Department of […]