Living with chickens

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Growing up, I had two favorite bedtime stories from my mom’s past. One was about a tractor in the rain, and the other was about chickens. My mom grew up on a dairy farm in Darien, Wisconsin, a town of 800-some people at the time. When my grandparents got married
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Gill Tract project may feed many

Sixteen months after advocates for community urban farming took over the university’s Gill Tract agricultural experiment station on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, community members are back in the land and farming a portion of it — but this time by invitation to members of the community to get involved
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Farm film comes ‘At Any Price’

“Expand or Die.” This is the mantra of the 21st century’s $2 trillion agricultural market, depicted in Ramin Bahrani’s “At Any Price.” Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) is a firm believer of this saying. Whipple realizes that in order to survive he must expand, and to do this he must cut
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