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For the birds — a ‘retirement’ career

November 14, 2019 – By Marina Schauffler, Pine Tree Watch – Getting Sharon Turner to sit down, even for an hour’s interview, can be hard. As a gardener and teacher, she is always on the move.

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Spudman parent company launches Organic Grower publication

November 14, 2019 – Spudman – Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Greenhouse Product News, has announced the launch of Organic Grower. The new print and digital brand will focus on the unique needs of the organic farming community, offering in-depth coverage of the latest news and products to keep the industry informed and ahead of trends.

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Actually, organic farming does fight climate change—and more

November 13, 2019 – By Grace Oedel, NOFA-VT – A couple weeks ago, Nature Communications published a study then shared widely with titles designed for shock factor, such as MIT Technology Review’s: “Sorry, organic farming is actually worse for climate change.” The study’s authors concluded that, “Organic practices…require more land to produce the same amount of food,” and that “Clearing additional grasslands or forests to grow enough food to make up for that difference would release far more greenhouse gas than the practices initially reduce.” Articles about this study have been shared widely, and a good friend wrote me plaintively, “Can this really be true?!”

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Trees are Healing the Planet

2019 – By Mitch Anderson, Reasons to be Cheerful – A recent study found that new forests might be our best shot at saving the world. A global guide to doing it right.

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