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Scientific American takes a look at why farmers don’t believe in human-caused climate change. And why it might not matter.

Why don’t U.S. farmers believe in human-caused climate change?

If it isn’t torrential downpours, then it’s too dry. If there’s one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it’s bad weather and, perhaps as a result, many of them don’t think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change. But even though agriculture is a major contributor to global warming, it may not matter whether farmers believe in the environmental problem.

Capital Press Agriculture Newspaper is the most comprehensive online source of daily, farm and ranch news and classified ads for California, Idaho Oregon and Washington.

An interesting piece from a project called “Facing Climate Change.”

There aren’t enough emus in the U.S. to meet the demand, but whether it’s a success or a failure, I’m having the time of my life.

From Capital Press, Conference zeroes in on the needs of women farmers:

Janean Parker raises emus for their oil, meat and eggs, selling the products at farmers’ markets, festivals and other events.

The federal Endangered Species Act has become a tool for litigation that has little to do with recovering species but much to do with collecting taxpayer-financed attorney fees, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., told the Family Farm Alliance.

"Even Jamie Clark, President Bill Clinton’s Fish and Wildlife Service director, said ESA litigation has become an industry," Hastings said.

Hastings delivered the keynote address at the Family Farm Alliance’s 25th annual meeting at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 22.

Fun video of two rooftop gardens, one in Beijing, one in Hong Kong. (Love the guy in Beijing!) Both in places where space is at a premium. Via Ecotrope.

Speed dating… over weeds? A clever outreach campaign from a young farmers’ group.


Like speed dating. But weeding.

Credit: Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Press

A helicopter prepares to drop a bundle of Christmas trees into a truck at Noble Mountain Tree Farm near Salem. Farmers hope that the oversupply of trees is finally approaching its end.

Folks at Grow Your Lunch share tips on how to build better (i.e. more sustainable) urban gardens.