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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    East African Grain ‘Teff’ Grows in Popularity in US (voanews.com) In recent years, more farmers are reacting to the growing demand for foods that do not have gluten in them by planting teff. Land committed to teff production “has exploded” in recent years, reports the University of...
  2. Food and water
    You ever go to Reddit and read some of the kids posts? What a mess. Will we have enuf young farmers coming up to feed America?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Spring is a paradox. On one hand it is a time of rebirth, life and hope. On the other hand it is a time of loss. March 30th, 2019 my oldest son and I planted several tomato plants, and some melon spouts that were bought from a local big box store. We had not had temps anywhere near frost...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://www.southwestfarmpress.com/insects/sugarcane-aphid-populations-popping-high-plains-sorghum-fields ***Like the popup showers that have dotted the state, the sugarcane aphid is starting to show up all over the South Plains and Panhandle, said Dr. Ed Bynum, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    news items affecting our food supply http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malawi-grains-armyworm-idUSKBN14Y0DK army worms destroying food in Malawi ***Malawi's maize crop, the staple grain for the impoverished nation, was devastated last year by a drought triggered by El Nino. About 6.5...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    sounds alarming 'how one GMO nearly took down the planet' http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37082-how-one-gmo-nearly-took-down-the-planet "The parent bacterium makes a slime layer that helps it stick to the plant's roots. The engineered bacterium makes about 17 parts per million alcohol...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past 2 days I have given away 2 dozen eggs. Some people might be saying “so what”? To give food away means that my wife and I have an excess food supply. Think about that for a minute. My wife and I bought our first chicks February 25, 2012. In all we ended up with 13 chickens...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.999426eed38d24123132435f3d303867.31&show_article=1
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    You do not own a filtration system and have a garden. How would you keep your crops watered? Would standard, pound/lake water suffice if the water was somewhat polluted?
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings! I have been curious for a while about these survival seed packages and seed collections that companies and organizations have been selling. In the spirit of self-sufficency, I asked myself "WHY COULDN'T I MAKE MY OWN?" After a little bit of research and knowing what seeds might...
  11. Off Topic Lounge
    Exceptionally wet spring weather has delayed crop planting in TN: http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10418854
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The stores are getting their seeds in. So if you have been thinking of stocking up on seeds, now is the time to do it. Some of the big stores like wal-mart do not discount their seeds at the end of summer. Instead, they send the unsold seeds back to where they were bought from. I suspect the...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How are the Honey bees doing in your areas? Have you have any crop pollination problems due to a lack of honey bees? I read an article somewhere on native North American bees. They don't give honey or live in a hive. They also don't seem to be bothered by the parasites killing off honey bees...
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