Food

Food

How the Bay Area’s last slaughterhouse dodged the axe

You want local meat? You're gonna need a local slaughterhouse. It took a tanking economy and a massive beef recall to save the last such outfit in the Bay Area.

Food

California’s drought isn’t doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly.

Food

What happened to America’s black farmers?

In 1920, black farmers represented 14 percent of U.S. farmers; today, they make up less than 2 percent.

Climate & Energy

New rules cutting farm emissions are kind of a big deal

The Department of Agriculture's new voluntary plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions shouldn't cause a ruckus -- and that just might make it work.

Food

Are marijuana regulations weeding out family farmers?

As marijuana becomes a legitimate business, safety regulations and bureaucracy could make life tough for small "craft" growers.

Food

Can cheaper corn change the way we farm?

Corn prices are low and corn planting is, too. Will farmers diversify crops or put land aside as a result?

Living

3 delicious cocktails to help you drink away Earth Day

We’re here to help you celebrate Earth Day in a way that is actually fun and acknowledges the current state of Earth-affairs: With climate-change cocktails.

Food

What one farmer learned from surviving the ’80s farm crisis

Farming changes may be inevitable, but that doesn't make their human cost any easier to bear. You can hear it in this farmer's voice.

420 acres

Marijuana is a gateway drug … to backyard goats

Watch this dope video about pot growers who transitioned into urban farming.

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