Food & agriculture – July 16

• Congressional posturing: House Republicans (No Democrats) pass farm bill without food stamps •Can an urban food growing project cure a ‘sick city’? •Hipster hen dump: The issue of urban chicken abandonment •Small-scale producers key to attaining food security and ending hunger

A farmer’s 2012 election analysis

After more than a year of craziness, build up and drama, Election 2012 is now behind us. It was a multi-multi Billion Dollar spectacle. It was a booming time for the media due to all of the spending on ads for the federal and local races. It was an exciting time with lots of interesting rhetoric and promises. Now, we have to sort out what it all means.