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Obstacles Facing Urban Agriculture in Dense Cities?

Touch the Soil News #1306 (Feature photo – Rooftop Greenhouse – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) AgFunder News recently posted an interesting article on the feasibility of urban agriculture in New York City. The article, however, has application to anyone pursuing urban farming in any major metropolitan area. While finding a solution to feed billions of…

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The Cargo Bike – For Business and Car Replacement

Positive Future #440 (Feature photo – Electric Cargo Bike – CCA SA 2.5 Generic) In today’s economic environment, small business ideas and ideas to save money can make a big different in a household’s financial bottom line. The electric cargo bike is seeing a huge transformation from early pedal-only models to metro-freight service, food vending…

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U.S. Food Prices Rise

Touch the Soil News #1304 (Feature photo – The Avocado – Public Domain) While not all food groups are see dramatic rises, it is high-end foods that are perceived as healthier that are seeing significant increases. The ramifications – making the healthiest foods only affordable by the more well-to-do – may spark new issues in…

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Should Farmers Pursue Solar Farming?

Positive Future #437 (Feature photo – Small Solar Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International Generic) CleanTechnica journalist Tina Casey covers a story from Michigan where legislators are considering allowing solar panels on farmland. This makes sense for rural electric cooperatives and maybe even the farmers. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/15/rural-electric-co-ops-dive-into-gas-killing-solar-panels-farmland-fray/

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