|US Farm Economy: How Globalization Soured Milk Market For American Dairy Farmers|
International Business Times - 9/29/2015. By Carter Dougherty - For much of the past decade, the international dairy market did right by Tim Leary, creating opportunity for his farm in southern Maine by linking his fortunes with ever-wealthier Asian milk drinkers. But the downside of this globalizing dairy market revealed itself this month, when Leary watched a livestock hauler whisk away 21 of his cows, destined to be milked the next morning at someone else’s facility.
|Farm worker pesticide rules tightened|
Los Angeles Times - 9/28/2015. By Geoffrey Mohan - The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday established the first minimum-age requirement – 18 – for farm workers applying pesticides to fields.
|For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands|
Yale Environment 360 - 9/28/2015. By Cheryl Katz - On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes.
|When Conservation Means Killing|
ensia - 9/28/2015. By Julie M. Johnson - Herbicides and insecticides are key tools in managing invasive species – but managers are working to find more environmentally friendly substitutes.