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Bringing the “farm” back to hog farming
Dan Moore's daughter feeding the hogs at Ninja Cow Farm (Credit: Dan Moore)

Bringing the “farm” back to hog farming

A look at the economics and scalability of raising hogs outside—and the characters doing it

RALEIGH, N.C.—Dan Moore's farm marks an abrupt exit from the fringes of suburbia: cookie cooker homes give way as a rolling road weaves you through a dense canopy of deciduous trees.

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Treatment, taste and trends
Ron Rosmann. (Credit: Brian Bienkowski/EHN)

Treatment, taste and trends

Giving hogs a diverse diet and some space seems better for their health—and ours

HARLAN, Iowa—Over a lunch of burgers and pork tacos, Ron Rosmann talks about everything from bluegrass music to one of his favorite authors, Mari Sandoz.

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Facing an even hotter, drier climate, Jordan testing desert agriculture.

Engineers from the Sahara Forest Project say they're designing a sustainable farm that uses solar power to desalinate seawater for crops, then uses the runoff to fend off desertification.

OCTOBER 4, 2017 AQABA, JORDAN—Hope in Jordan is taking the form of a cucumber in the desert.

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Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

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Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food.

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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From coal to kale: Saving rural economies with local food.

Many counties are switching to oil and gas production as coal's fortunes wane, but farms, food hubs, and community kitchens may keep rural areas alive.

From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food

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