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Thought of the Week

 “I prefer winter and fall when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth, American Artist Advertisements

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Thought of the Week

“Those who make their living on the land show, time after time, that with proper land management practices, we protect and enhance the natural resources while producing food and fiber.  We need to continue to develop relationships with those who … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

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Running Out Of Land

Arable land use worldwide grew 33% between the 1960’s and the 2000’s, contributing greatly to the improved food supply.  But, we’re running out of new places to farm.  The Food and Ag. Organization of the U.N. says arable land in … Continue reading

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Notes From the Palouse

Rolling hills and patchwork farm fields          This past week I visited the farmers who live and farm in the Palouse Region of Eastern Washington state.  This area comprises roughly in the south-east portion of the state, … Continue reading

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New Book Review

The Farmer’s Earthworm Handbook, Managing Your Underground Money-Makers, by David Ernst, Published by Lessiter Publications, 1995.  Everything you always wanted to know about earthworms, but didn’t know who to ask, is all found in the 112 pages of this valuable handbook. … Continue reading

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Why Is All the Land Gone?

Urban fringe farming Three million acres. Three MILLION acres. Yup, folks, that’s how much farmland was lost in the U.S. last year. That’s about an acre a minute!  Perfectly good farmland taken out of production. Drought and tough economic factors played … Continue reading

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