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The Planet, Fall 2012, The Modern Farm Issue

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Publication Date

Fall 2012

Creator

Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies

Editor in Chief

James Rogers

Photography Editor

Lauren Owens

Advisor

Dr. Rebekah Green

Publisher

Western Washington University

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Brenna Greely; Story Editors: Preston VanSanden, Nick Thomas; Science Editor: Tanner Humphries; Multimedia Editor: Taylor Russell; Designers: Al Gandy, Becca Taylor; Web Designer: Andrea Frye; Writers: Khalics Bryant, Mary Lyle, Carla Galland, Dan Langager, Katy Verwest, Susanne Longanecker, Jens Perrin, Elizabeth Midgorden; Multimedia Writers: Ashley Smith, Chris Jespersen; Photographers: Maryanne Murray, Jordan Rodriguez-Whitford, Billie Weller, Tim Seguin, Jackson Lee

Table of Contents

Future after the Farm by Jens Perrin

The Food Bank Farm provided 35,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Bellingham Food Bank in the 2012 harvest season alone. After seven years of operating, the farm is closing to allow more funds to go into bulk purchasing of foods.

Organics Start with Seeds by Khalics Bryant

Techno Farming by Mary Lyle

Farm Fresh by Elizabeth Midgorden

Bovine Harvest by Dan Langager

Whatcom dairy farmers participate in the world-wide market of selling cow herds’ genetics. Bovine embryos from the county have appeared in over 25 countries all over the earth. Some farmers keep their genetics in house and advance the farm’s productivity.

The Perfect Berry by Katy Verwest

Growing Cloud Mountain by Susanne Longanecker

Ghost in the Soil by Carla Galland

In 2009 and 2010 herbicides accidentally traveled from hay fields, through cows, into manure and sold as compost to farmers who unknowingly spread the contaminated compost on their crops. Tomatoes, beans, and sunflowers were among the plants damaged most.

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Publication at Western Washington University

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Any materials cited must be attributed to The Planet, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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Resources made available by The Planet and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology – Washington (State)—Periodicals; Ecology—Washington (State) – Periodicals; Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals and Huxley College of the Environment -- Students --Periodicals.

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University; Huxley College of the Environment.

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Keywords

Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

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application/pdf

Language

English

City

Bellingham, WA

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