agriculture

Pigs Gone Wild

Feb 21, 2017
ClickArt

Pigs were introduced into North America first, during the Spanish explorations, then by British and European colonists who came to farm this new country.  Since pigs were hard to keep inside rudimentary fences, they were turned out into the forests to fend for themselves and be harvested as needed by the colonists.  Ever since, the southern third of the U.S. has been a welcome habitat for feral pigs that have taken on traits common to their wild ancestors.

 

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On this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn visits with Mancos farmers to hear their mid-winter reflections on farming.

Bob Bragg

In this edition of Ag Markets & More, Jeff and Bob discuss the fallacy of commodity traders making predictions that grain prices will make a miraculousness recovery, based solely upon the possibility a weather event that will lay waste to this year's crops.

Scott Bauer / USDA Agricultural Research Service

Jeff and Bob discuss the role that Colorado State University's Southwestern Colorado Research Center plays in helping farmers to select crops and production practices that can make them more efficient producers. 

Food Justice

Feb 7, 2017
www.projectfeedthehood.org

The term "food justice" refers to a community's right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food that is fresh, nutritious, affordable, and culturally-appropriate. In this three-part series, Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with people who are all working in different ways to address the issue of food justice in their communities. These individuals were all part of recent food justice workshops that were held at Fort Lewis College on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In the third and final part in this series, Kellie talks with Stephanie and Amanda from Project Feed The Hood, an Albuquerque organization working to provide lower income neighborhoods access to healthy foods.


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