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Small-scale livestock production is a good fit for many farms in the Four Corners Region, because small farms often have land that is best suited for grazing, rather than raising high value crops.  When the demand for meat from  heritage breed animals is added to the equation, it makes sense for small farmers to add livestock to their operations.  However, in order to benefit from higher prices that direct sales of meat to consumers and restaurants brings, producers must have their animals slaughtered at facilities that provide state or federal inspection. 

Is Urban Agriculture A Fad or A Trend?

May 9, 2017
Joe Larson / Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS

Plenty United, a two year old firm, plans to increase production of lettuce, arugula and herbs to over three million pounds annually in their 51,000 square foot converted factory building located by San Francisco Bay.  They also plan to set up growing operations near 60 cities in the U.S.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Tucker Robinson, co-owner of WildEdge Brewing, about his transition from archeology to brewing, using local food and ingredients in crafting his beer, and what will be offered at the brewery scheduled to open on April 11th on North Market Street in downtown Cortez.

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.


Top 10 Food Trends for 2017

Jan 31, 2017
Agricultural Research Service U.S.D.A.

Access the full report, referenced in the January 31 Ag Markets & More show, from Oklahoma State University's Food and Agricultural Products Center at: http://fapc.biz/news/fapc-selects-top-10-food-trends-for-2017

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