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About Farm Cooperatives

PHOTO: USDA/FlickrFarmers are, in general, a pretty independent lot. For many of us who were not born into the farming life, we made our way to farming in no small part because we are self-starters, harder working than a lot of the people we know and not content to rely on other people for our success.
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Indoor plant low light high heat

Small cactus in bloom, close-up. Blanchi Costela ; Aloe Vera plant in white flowerpot. Emilija Manevska ; Hanging Pothos pots by the window -. As a result, they can thrive in the lower light of an inside location. High temperatures also heat the soil, and this hurts your plants.
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5 Cues to Take from Urban Farms

PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockAre you in the midst of starting up a food or urban-farming initiative in your community? If so, congrats—but we’re not surprised. Thanks to consumers’ increasing demand for locally grown food, urban-farming pilot programs nationwide are seeing major boosts in funding via grants and space allocation from city planners.
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Growing Grain for Japan

Courtesy Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/ThinkstockFarmers in Nebraska donated portions of their grain harvest to raise more than $55,000 to help the Japan relief effort.In rural communities, when a fellow farmer is in need, we do what we can to help. Pitching in to clean up storm damage, lending an extra pair of hands during the harvest, bringing over a meal after a death in the family—it’s all part of being neighborly.
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