|'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit|
National Public Radio - 1/23/2015. By Bill Chappell - A hip chronicle of ag life isn't dead yet, the owner of Modern Farmer says. The National Magazine Award winner lost its last paid editorial staff Friday, The New York Times reports. But the story comes with a clarification: Modern Farmer's owner says he'll publish again this summer.
|Battle in Iowa about who is to blame for water pollution could affect farmers nationwide|
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues - 1/23/2015. An impending lawsuit in Iowa about who is to blame for water pollution could have a major impact on farmers throughout the country, Donnelle Eller reports for The Des Moines Register. "The federal government now considers water from farmlands as surface runoff and exempts it from oversight." But Des Moines Water Works, which says three northwest counties are to blame for polluting central Iowa's water supply, "contends the underground tiling widely used by farmers bypasses the natural filtering soil provides, acting as 'a continuous mechanism for transporting nitrates to streams.'"
|Equipment dealer happy to serve small farms|
Portland Press Herald - 1/22/2015. By Edward D. Murphy - "There's a definite move back (to the land) and people are trying to be more self-sufficient and know where their food is coming from."