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A Word About Your Halloween Candy….

A Word About Your Halloween Candy….

The Washington Post has written two pieces this year that examined the two biggest issues plaguing the chocolate industry: child labor and deforestation.

Chocolate companies have made and failed to meet commitments to both. 

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Regenerative Farming Up Close: Our Daily Planet’s Field Trip to Clagett Farm

Regenerative Farming Up Close: Our Daily Planet’s Field Trip to Clagett Farm

Last week we got a chance to visit Clagett Farm, one of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s working farms that supports the development of sustainable agriculture practices. The farm raises vegetables, fruits, beef cattle, and sheep and supports a Community Supported Agriculture program as well as a tree farm. We write a lot about farming and […]

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Dry Farming, an Ancient Practice, Helps Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Dry Farming, an Ancient Practice, Helps Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

As climate change continues to alter rainfall and water sources for farmers across the country, some farmers are turning to an ancient farming technique called dry farming to help cope with the changes. As Oregon Public Radio reported, dry farming relies on the moisture that’s stored in the soil from winter rainwater. It’s successful in […]

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In Iowa, Climate Change Is Shaping the Presidential Race — Other Early Primary States Too

In Iowa, Climate Change Is Shaping the Presidential Race — Other Early Primary States Too

There is a growing interest in climate change among Iowa voters and as a result, according to Time Magazine, Democratic candidates have become increasingly attuned to climate issues as they crisscross the state.

Why This Matters:  For Democrats in Iowa and across the country, climate change as an issue ranks second only to health care.  As Time put it, “[t]hrow a dart at a map of the state, and you’re likely to hit a place that has flooded in recent years. In the past year alone, nearly 40% of Iowans have personally experienced anxiety over extreme weather or know a family member who has, according to a July survey from Climate Nexus.”

 

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Farmers: Help Us, Don’t Blame Us When it Comes to Sustainable Farming

Farmers: Help Us, Don’t Blame Us When it Comes to Sustainable Farming

Land use and agriculture have recently gained attention as a means to store more carbon in the ground and help fight climate change. However, in the United States, while federal programs do exist to help farmers better manage their soil (most notably the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)) there are too many farmers […]

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