Urban farmer Will Allen, half a mile from Milwaukee's biggest housing project, is different from others in the good-food movement.
"San Joaquin Valley farms are laying off workers and letting fields lie fallow as their water ration falls."
The Oregon legislature Monday sent to the governor a bill that would phase out the longstanding practice of burning off agricultural fields growing grass seed.
Ranchers and farmers are rebelling against a federal plan to tag livestock with microchips and track them birth to slaughterhouse for disease control and food safety.
The 1988 highway death of a family in Oregon, blinded by smoke from fields being burned for weed control, was a story so moving that it spawned a novel. Field burning is so common in Oregon that it threatens people's lungs and health. A legislative struggle to ban it remains unresolved.
"A House committee began work Wednesday on a comprehensive overhaul of food safety rules that includes more inspections and new fees on producers to pay for them."
Two key House leaders have introduced a bill that would drastically overhaul and tighten the nation's food safety system.