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Cover Cropping Systems for the South
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January 31, 2011 01:17 PM PST
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Farmer brad discusses his intensive cover cropping system for vegetable growers in the South. This was a presentation given at the Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc. 2011 Conference. You can follow along with his power point presentation by clicking this link: http://www.homesweetfarm.com/CoverCroppingSystems.ppt

Food Safety Enhancement Act - HR2749
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July 21, 2009 03:55 PM PDT
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On July 19, 2009, Farmer Brad is a special guest on the "Natural Way" with Howard Garrett, the Dirt Dr. Learn about this fast moving bill that may jeopardize our local food supply and organic farming across America.

Links:
http://www.farmtoconsumer.org

Judith McGeary - National Animal ID System (NAIS)
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February 21, 2009 04:40 PM PST
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Farmer Brad interviews Judith McGeary, founder and Exec. Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA). Judith is an attorney and recognized expert on the National Animal ID System (NAIS). How will NAIS impact small farmers and our freedom of choice concerning local fresh food? What can we do about it?

Resources:
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)...
http//:www.farmandranchfreedom.org

Organic Consumers Assoc. TAKE ACTION: STOP NAIS! http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26665

What is the National Animal Identification System & Why It Should Be Rejected. Watch this informative video... http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16869.cfm

John Ikerd - Small Farms Are Real Farms - Part 2
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August 21, 2008 06:27 PM PDT
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We give a farm update and discuss recent successful events in the area; followed by the second part of our interview with John Ikerd...

Resources:

John Ikerd's website and articles... http://web.missouri.edu/ikerdj/

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)... http://farmandranchfreedom.org

Food and Sustainable Prosperity for the Houston Region, Sept. 4, 2008... http://www.houstonfood.net

John Ikerd - Small Farms Are Real Farms - Part 1
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August 14, 2008 07:25 PM PDT
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Farmer Brad interviews John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, he has written extensively on how sustainable farming practices affect and are affected by industrialization, the environment, economics, and communities. He now spends his time writing and speaking out on issues related to sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the economics of sustainability.

Resources: John Ikerd's website and articles... http://web.missouri.edu/ikerdj/ John Ikerd's 2008 Shivvers Lecture, Family Farms in an Era of Global Uncertainty... http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/pastevents/ikerd/ikerd.htm Conference: Food and Sustainable Prosperity for the Houston Region, Sept. 4, 2008... http://www.houstonfood.net/ Small Farms Are Real Farms by John Ikerd... http://www.acresusa.com/books/closeup.asp?prodid=1640&catid=27&pcid=2

Show #4: The War On Bugs
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April 09, 2008 03:43 PM PDT
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Farmer Brad interviews Dr. Will Allen, author of The War On Bugs. Will is an organic farming visionary. A true activist, entrepreneur, and expert, he understands the complexities of farming first hand and the impact that commercialization has had... His new book is just released, The War On Bugs, "The secret history of pesticides revealed: how farmers and consumers have been conned by government, industry, and war-mongering jargon into choosing toxic food."

Resources:
Will Allen's website: http://www.thewaronbugsbook.com/
Will Allen's farm, Ceder Circle Farm: http://www.cedarcirclefarm.org/home.html
Get the book: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2007/items/waronbugs
The Center for Food Safety: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/
The Organic Consumer Association: http://www.organicconsumers.org/

Show #3: CSAs and CNG
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March 13, 2008 03:46 PM PDT
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Farmer Brad discusses the basics of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and interviews Alice Varon, Exec. Dir. of Certified Natural Grown. Learn about the proposed USDA regulations on the "Natural Label", along with the grassroots alternative program, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). Another tool to assure the integrity of the local food revolution!

Resources:
Robin Van En Center... http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=804
Local Harvest... http://www.localharvest.org/
TOFGA Local Food Locator... http://www.tofga.org/index.php?page=34
The Real Dirt on Farmer John (movie)... http://www.farmerjohnmovie.com/FJhome.html
Certified Naturally Grown website... http://www.naturallygrown.org/
Sustainable Agriculture Coalition... http://www.sustainableagriculturecoalition.org/

Show #2, Part 2: Interview with Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook
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March 10, 2008 12:49 PM PDT
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My conversation with Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook discussing the benefits of a traditional diet using seasonal whole foods and naturally preserved foods through fermentation.

Resources:
http://www.soothininfusion.com/
http://www.westonaprice.org/
http://www.wildfermentation.com/

Show #2, part 1: Amending the New Farm
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March 08, 2008 05:55 AM PST
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Part 1: Farmer Brad discusses the soil amendments needed to start a new farm. By investing in the soil bank, you can turn neglected farmland into fertile soil, creating long-term food production for your community.

For Soil Tests:
http://www.loganlabs.com
http://www.txplant-soillab.com

For Suppliers:
http://www.tofga.org/index.php?page=51&pp=4&lang=51

Show #1: GRASS FARMING AND HOLISTIC LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
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February 27, 2008 10:22 PM PST
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A conversation with Dr. Will Winter on grass farming, holistic livestock management, preventing infectious diseases, mineralization and more.

Resources:
Dr. Will Winter's site... http://www.willwinter.com
Acres USA... http://www.acresusa.com
Stockman Grass Farmer... http://stockmangrassfarmer.net/

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