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Deutsche Welle (DW)

Andrea Dijkstra

24 April 2017

Isiolo, Nairobi, Kenya

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In agricultural communities across Kenya, global warming has led local farmers to turn to camels -- as an alternative to cows -- for dairy products both to feed their families and take to the local markets to sell. Fu...

Food and Environment Reporting Network

Barry Yeoman

9 February 2017

Louisiana, United States

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Tribal areas in Louisiana are suffering from massive land loss due to flooding, which has taken away a lot of food sources and livelihood. In response, the First People's Conservation Council has been created, which i...

NPR

Amy Yee

7 November 2016

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has the largest population of donkeys which are used to move people, food, wood and water. Despite their being necessary for survival, most Ethiopians neglected and abused their donkeys. The Donkey Sanctuary ...

TakePart

Kyle Dickman

7 October 2016

Ohio, United States

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Flu epidemics are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narr...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

The Tennessean

Jamie McGee

23 May 2016

Gressier, Haiti

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Middle Tennessee nonprofit KORE Foundation is combating poverty in rural Haiti with the help of chickens.

Wyoming Public Radio

Melodie Edwards

20 May 2016

Bondurant, Wyoming, United States

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Growing wolf populations in Wyoming are forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make hard decisions about culling the endangered species in order to preserve local wildlife and livestock.

OR Magazine

Haley Rivet

1 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Wolves and ranchers have a long history of conflict. Today, wolves are back in Oregon, and ranchers are learning how to coexist with them, using an array of nonviolent techniques to protect both their herds and the pr...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

WXMI-TV

Cassy Arsenault

14 January 2016

Hopkins, Michigan, United States

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A certain breed of sheep may carry a specific trait that could possibly treat Huntington’s disease. Early trials have shown that mice treated with the chemical compound found in sheep can reactivate motor function.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 September 2015

Salina, Kansas, United States

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University research in Kansas and California is providing technical solutions for small farmers to help them compete against large scale farms.

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

2 August 2015

Cle Elum, Washington, United States

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Wolves in western America were once hunted to near-extinction but have now been reintroduced into certain territories with notable success. More wolves often means more attacks on ranchers' livestock, however, so cowb...

Ensia

Benjamin Goldfarb

23 April 2015

Washington, United States

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Throughout the American West, recovering populations of wolves and grizzly bears have crept beyond the boundaries of national parks, clashing with sheep and cattle as they advance. Looking to Europe as an example, res...

Pacific Standard

Graeme Wood

3 March 2015

Colorado, United States

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In prison, most inmates are alienated from social practices and can be a tax burden for the states. The Colorado Correctional Industries is a program that positions inmates in different forms of labor such as making s...

The Atlantic

Tori Rodriguez

16 January 2015

United States

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Essential oils contain some of the most potent anti-microbial compounds available. Only recently have scientists started pushing fr research to more deeply understand how they can be used to take the place of traditio...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

15 December 2014

Clinton, North Carolina, United States

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The chute is where a river of Silky Pork begins flowing to Tokyo, swift and steady in a logistical marvel that delivers choice cuts of fresh pork across the globe. Negotiations on a new trade deal catch the attention ...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

La Grange, North Carolina, United States

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A farm in North Carolina discovered a new market and revived their business. By focusing on the genetics of their hogs and altering the hogs' diet the farm was able to enter the competitive but lucrative Japanese pork...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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After the success of North Carolina pork in Japan, the NC department of agriculture aims to help other local producers try their products in this foreign market to stimulate the state's economy.

Future Food

Lisa Palmer

18 November 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastoral...

Cattle Drive

Matt Hansen

1 July 2014

Pescadero, California, United States

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Historically, open land conservationists and cattle ranchers in California were rivals but with new research, which praises controlled cattle grazing habits, cows are being welcomed back to open land grasslands, regen...

Modern Farmer

Maryn McKenna

17 June 2014

Beers, Netherlands

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Dutch farmers are saying no to antibiotics for livestock. The Netherlands is in the midst of a high-stakes, government-mandated experiment: Can large-scale meat production succeed without routine use of antibiotics?

Yale E360

Lisa Palmer

13 March 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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Colombia’s National Development Plan for cattle ranching seeks to reduce pasture land from 94 million acres to 70 million acres while increasing cattle numbers from 23 million head to 40 million. The program focuses o...

Modern Farmer

Benjamin Goldfarb

10 February 2014

Montana, United States

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When cattle die on ranches in Montana, they can attract grizzly bears that can come dangerously close landowners, ranches, and living livestock. Blackfoot Challenge, a coalition of ranchers and landowners who work wit...

The New York Times

Claire Martin

26 October 2013

United States

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Urbanites who want farm fresh eggs may not know what they're getting themselves into with a live chicken purchase—and wind up offloading their animals. A Pennsylvania couple began a sharing company called Rent the Chi...

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