Not many farmers can pick out all 250 of their cows by name - but organic farmer Bob Bansen has been doing that years. The Yamhill farmer says it helps him connect better with each cow - and yields better results at his dairy farm.
Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent assurances the federal government would take steps to prevent such a problem.
Live music and free hot food, a produce and dry foods giveaway, a clothing giveaway, art activities for kids, info tables - all will be featured at the Harvest Festival for Human Rights on Saturday, Sept. 25.
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By Megan McKenzie OSU News and Communications
The “Food for Thought” community lecture series will begin its sixth season this October at Oregon State University, featuring national experts to discuss issues in biotechnology and sustainable...
"Matilda," as the kitchen staff has fondly started calling the Somat Super 60 Food Pulper, grinds up food, plastic utensils, napkins and paper plates, creating three or four bags of garbage per day, as opposed to 18 to 20.
Green jobs aren't just in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency fields - people can have environmentally friendly jobs in watershed or ecosystem management as well, working on efforts to restore damaged environments.