|World food prices hit record highs amid oil jitters|
Common Dreams - 3/3/2011.Rome (AFP) – World food prices have hit record highs and oil price spikes could push them even higher, the UN food agency warned on Thursday, as increasing violence in Libya sent jitters through commodity markets.
|Backpack program launched to help end hunger in SAD 4|
Bangor Daily News - 3/2/2011.By Diana Bowley – Guilford: With home heating oil and gasoline prices on the rise again and jobs still scarce in northern Maine, United Way officials fear that more people may go hungry, especially children.
|California farmers face frightening water debt during drought|
Treehugger - 3/2/2011.By Jaymi Heimbuch – California farms represent 8% of the US's agriculture value, and the Central Valley is where most of that growing takes place. However, as the state struggles with ongoing droughts, the groundwater supplies are dwindling at a frightening rate.
|Get Your Garden Growing: Low Tunnels for Earlier Spring Harvests|
Treehugger - 3/2/2011.By Colleen Vanderlinden – We're a little over two months away from our last frost date, but I'm getting ready to sow a few seeds and plant cool season vegetables out in the garden. With a simple, inexpensive low tunnel, you can do the same, and be enjoying your first harvest by the time you'd normally just be able to start planting.