Farm City
9:09 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

WSW: City Life on the Farm

Urban garden in Chicago
Credit Linda from Chicago/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Novella Carpenter

Author Novella Carpenter says she grew up in the environment of "grow your own food." 

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Monarch Butterflies
7:03 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WMU Professor Warns of Declining Monarch Butterfly Population

Monarch Butterfly
Credit Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

Interview with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Malcolm is among the scientists warning that monarchs are becoming rare east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 

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6:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

State Officials Say Liquid Manure Spill Threatening Rabbit River

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Assessing the problem has been hampered by ice cover
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - Michigan environmental regulators say a plume of liquid manure is making its way though county waterways toward the Rabbit River after an equipment malfunction at a Hopkins area dairy farm.
6:22 am
Wed February 5, 2014

President Obama to sign farm bill at Michigan State on Friday

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow leads the Senate Agriculture Committee and guided bill to passage
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to sign the farm bill - a massive piece of legislation given final passage today in the U.S. Senate - while visiting East Lansing on Friday. A source with knowledge of the event told the Free Press that Obama will sign the bill.
8:02 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Large crop yield, but a shortage of workers

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Weather, recession and industry changes blamed for lack for agricultural workers
Fred Leitz and his three brothers lost more than half their farm's blueberry crop this year. And Mother Nature is not to blame.The fourth-generation owners of Leitz Farm in Sodus Township said the blueberries, along with a third of their cucumbers and a fourth of their cantaloupes, were left to die in the field due to a shortage of pickers.