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Congress Prioritizes Farm-to-School Connection

Courtesy Jupiterimages/BananaStock/ThinkstockThe passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will help to expand U.S. farm-to-school programs.If there’s one issue that unites all Americans, it’s improving the health of our children. Thanks to the collaborative organizing efforts of many grassroots groupsadvocating for improved children’s health, the House joined the Senate in passing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S.
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Asparagus Raised Beds—Check!

Home /Crops /Asparagus Raised Beds—Check!Photo by Jessica WalliserI can finally cross building raised beds for my asparagus off of my to-do list.I’m checkin’ something off the to-do list, and it’s a big ticket item—how I love it when that happens!I spent yesterday building raised beds and planting my asparagus in them.
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Clear Out the Pantry and Try New Recipes

PHOTO: John D. IvankoEvery January, our family plays a game that avoids waste and saves us money. We don’t even need to leave our farmhouse. What’s the secret? Eating through and clearing out our pantry, savoring delicious meals prepared with ingredients collected, preserved or stored on the back shelves over the past year.
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Conservation Key to Farm Bill, Poll Shows

Home /News & Trending /Conservation Key to Farm Bill, Poll ShowsCourtesy iStockphoto/ThinkstockThe majority of Midwest farmers polled by the National Farmers Union believe farm-conservation funding should be a priority in Farm Bill 2012.As the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill last week, which included cuts to the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers across the Midwest weighed in with their thoughts about conservation programs and environmental stewardship.
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How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Barbara enjoys writing about the things I love. Her hobbies include gardening, crochet, reading the Bible, cooking, and home remedies. If you want to grow a giant pumpkin that sets a world record or gets a blue ribbon at the fair, you will find the secrets here. Maybe you just want to grow a few for jack-o-lanterns.
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