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Stopping Superbug: A New Farm Rule Targets Antibiotic Resistance

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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control offers a stark example of the declining power of medicine’s most important weapons against infectious disease. The CDC noted that a patient who died at a Nevada hospital last year had an infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotic treatments. That’s essentially the entire antibiotic arsenal… Read More

Growing Concerns: Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Sows Anxiety In Agriculture

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On Nelson Key Road in Murray, Kentucky, lies a 30-acre tobacco farm and there sits the road’s namesake, Nelson Key himself. He’s just at the end of this year’s harvest, which was brought in with the help of migrant workers. “I used American workers up until 1991 then I went to the migrant workers and… Read More

Grazing In The Grass: An Old-Fashioned Idea Holds New Promise For Sustainable Farming

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On 120 acres in Marion, Kentucky, small-scale farmer Joseph Mast is taking an innovative approach to provide for his growing family of nine. Mast belongs to an Amish community and is reluctant when it comes to media. He makes a concession, however, when the conversation involves sustainable farming. “I’ll talk grass any day,” said Mast…. Read More