|The Kingdom of Corn|
The Contrary Farmer - 1/27/2016. By Gene Logsdon - You can find a stunning photo of the kingdom of corn in, of all places, the Sunday New York Times travel section Jan. 7. I stared at that photo on and off for three days, transfixed by what it silently said for all of us who know corn. In the photo, taken in rural Iowa, there’s one lonely farmhouse, surrounded by winter corn stubble as far as the camera can see.
|Land Trusts Aid Beginning Farmers in Land Procurement|
Resilience - 1/26/2016. By A.J. Hughes, Yardfarmers - The average age of American farmers is 58.3 years, and new farmers are needed to carry the torch. One of the biggest barriers to beginning farmers is access to land. But obstacles are meant to be overcome, and land trusts provide an effective way to preserve farmland while blazing a pathway for retiring farmers to pass their land on to others.
|Taking the Pulse of a New Food Trend|
Resilience - 1/26/2016. By Wayne Roberts - My dad often said he ate enough beans and rice pudding during the 1930s Depression and 1940s World War to last him a lifetime. If I never see them again, it will be too soon, he’d tell anyone thinking of serving them to him. Those habits have carried over until today across North America and Europe, even though there are a host of reasons to change.