Category Archives: sustainability

In the Bigger Picture…. Friday Edition

13 Recommended Agricultural Links ○ ○ ○


1 . The successful company, Nature’s Path has invested in Montana farmland.

from Sustainable Business


2 . A new report to Congress provides information about local food system trends.

from NSAC


3 . See this diagram to view a novel new way for egg production.

Rondeel.org


4 . Fungal ‘endophytes’ that have a ‘symbiotic’ relationship with barley can be used to reduce farm chemical requirements.

from phys.org


5 . Something’s better than nothing: $3.2 million is assigned to help restore habitat and begin conservation for the monarch along I-35 from Texas to Minnesota.

by Dina Cappiello for phys.org


6 . Sustainable aquaculture investment is taking place to help transform the industry.

by Eliza Barclay for NPR


7 . We need “slow flowers” too.

by Margery A Beck for the AP


8 . Farmers markets have peaked, and that’s not a bad thing.

by Luke Runyan for Harvest Public Media


9 . Prefabricated sustainable dwellings in Viet Nam.

from design boom


10 . Maps showing global obesity.

from Business Insider


11 . Here’s the monarch population status report.

from monarch watch


12 . Gary Paul Nabhan narrates this 8 minute short video called “Man in the Maze”.

on Vimeo


13 . Late is better than never. The Irish 2015 Farm Calendar.

from the Daily Mail


These links were selected by Kay McDonald. Note that Wednesday Editions of “In the Bigger Picture…” focus on general and business related subjects and Friday Editions focus on grassroots subjects. For continually updated news about agriculture, please utilize the news feeds on the right sidebar here, and on the “Latest Ag News” tab above.

In the Bigger Picture…. Friday Edition

6 Recommended Agricultural Links ○ ○ ○

Note: Friday Editions of “In the Bigger Picture” focus on grassroots subjects.


1 . URBAN AGRICULTURE: A study tells us that 456 million hectares, which is an area about the size of the European Union, is now under cultivation in and around the world’s cities.

from Stanford Woods, Institute for the Environment


2 . This garden named Biolabrynthus, is based on sustainable concepts to promote biodiversity. It won the 2014 Italy international creative garden show contest, and it was designed by two French landscape architects. (with video)

by Janis Blackschleger for Ecology


3 . Yes, there are aquaculture operations in Nebraska. This story is about raising barramundi indoors.

By Cole Epley for the World-Herald


4 . Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.

by Tori Rodriguez for The Atlantic


5 . This small-town boy returned to small-town rural Nebraska. While he was in college, an attorney told him, “The opportunities for your generation will exist in small towns.”

By Tyler Vacha for Center for Rural Affairs


6 . Food bikes are now competing with food trucks. Hooray!

by Alastair Bland for NPR’s The Salt


These links were selected by Kay McDonald. For continually updated news about agriculture, please utilize the news feeds on the right sidebar here, and on the “Latest Ag News” tab above.