Linda Platts 12/01/2005
In a 100-acre Iowa farm field, hemmed in by electrical fencing, 2,000 pigs are contentedly doing whatever pigs do. The farmer who owns them, Paul Willis, refers to them as his "free-range" pigs.
Linda Platts 12/01/2003
Watch your step, Starbucks. Indigenous farmers from Chiapas, Mexico, are opening cafes in Europe, the United States, and Mexico.
Linda Platts 06/01/2003
A great meal for many Americans is a Butterball turkey. A great deal for ConAgra, the company producing Butterballs, is to turn all its turkey waste into marketable products.
Linda Platts 06/01/2002
Salt deposits can destroy farm land, but at long last, one scientist has found a crop that will tolera
Linda Platts 09/01/2000
Federal land management agencies are increasingly receptive to innovative partnerships that can help share the burden of managing millions of acres of public land. In the case of Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, farmers are being sought to run about 35 small family farms.
Linda Platts 06/01/2000
The transition from muck farm to nature-based resort has been a rocky road for Florida's St. Johns River Water Management District.