The Planet, Fall 2012, The Modern Farm Issue
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
Editor in Chief
Dr. Rebekah Green
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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