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David-Goliath Battle Over GMO Sugar Beets In Oregon

Oregon’s Jackson County measure would ban genetically modified crops.

01/29/2014

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If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Farmers Would Grow It

Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.

10/08/2012

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant are seen in a display at the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Whether Farmers Would Grow It

Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses. But don’t expect farmers to start growing it, at least not immediately.

10/08/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Best of Washington Organic Week (WOW)

Washington Organic Week, September 8 – 15 is a celebration of Washington’s diverse and lush organic agriculture. Come to a gourmet organic cooking class, learn to brew an organic hard cider just in time for fall, sample organic, fair trade chocolates and attend a “good food” themed auction!

08/14/2012

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Guide to Eating Local for Earth Day… or Any Day

Looking for organic, local, sustainable and seasonal cuisine in Seattle? Whether it’s to celebrate Earth Day, or any day, these local restaurants keep their carbon footprint small, and their menus delicious.

04/04/2012

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Best of Wintertime Farmer’s Markets in Puget Sound

Just because it’s wintertime, doesn’t mean you can’t get farm-fresh produce, organic meats, eggs and baked goods. Here are some of our favorite year-round farmer’s markets.

01/10/2012

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