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Bugs Eating Your Vegetables? These Flowers Can Help!

Bugs Eating Your Vegetables? These Flowers Can Help!

Gone are the days when vegetable gardens were planted in neat, perfectly measured rows that would please the toughest drill sergeant. Flowers, which don’t take well to precision planting, were relegated to their own beds. These days, organic gardeners understand that vegetables and flowers can be the best of friends. Like true friendships, one complements ...

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Composting Secrets From Master Gardeners

Composting Secrets From Master Gardeners

Compost is organic matter processed into a soil-like material that is rich in nutrients. It is a natural way of recycling waste with the help of micro-organisms or other animals like worms or insects. With an increased interest in sustainable ...

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Feds Mull Tax On Organic Food, Farms

Feds Mull Tax On Organic Food, Farms

WASHINGTON — Some supporters of organic farming are warning about a sneaky effort to impose what amounts to a federal tax on organic farmers and products. The proposal by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) would collect funds from ...

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Monsanto’s Big Loss In Federal Court

Monsanto’s Big Loss In Federal Court

Quietly across the nation, organic farmers are making progress in their battle to raise organic, GMO-free crops without the threat of cross-contamination from genetically modified fields. And, perhaps most surprisingly, a federal court has sided with the farmers. That’s the ...

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