Large-scale organic food producers have beaten back an
attempt to strengthen national organic standards
by Emma Brown,
Nov 28, 2005
Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.
by Paul Larmer ,
May 08, 2009
Warming temperatures may put an end to the stone fruit and nut harvest in California's Central Valley.
by Ariana Brocious ,
Aug 12, 2009
When Paulina turns out to be Paul, the killing cone can set things right.
by Jodi Peterson,
Jul 30, 2009
Arizona farmer Mark Moody raises mesquite trees for food and furniture.
by Ariana Brocious,
Nov 10, 2009
The Western Growers Association says its farmers need
another 20,000 workers to harvest this winter’s crop, and
President Bush endorses the idea of a guest-worker program to make
it easier for migrant workers in the U.S.
by Tim Westby,
Feb 20, 2006
Seventy years after the publication of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, migrant workers still roam the West, eking out a tough living in its orchards and farm fields.
by David Frey ,
Apr 24, 2009
In tough economic times like these, we could learn a lot from our pioneer ancestors, who managed to survive – and thrive – in a harsh Western landscape.
by Marcia Hensley,
Mar 19, 2009
Whether converting open ditches into pipelines or fallowing fields, farmers and ranchers in the West are being forced to change the ways they use water as climate-induced drought tightens its grip.
by Paul Larmer,
Feb 18, 2013
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
by Cally Carswell,
Feb 25, 2013