Winter is research time for farmers. Here some cool articles to check out from other farm resources:
Farming with found materials, including solo cups (I know what we’ll do with supplies from WR’s next party…): http://www.youngfarmers.org/2010/12/farmhack-resourceful-farming-with-found-materials/#more-868
The Greenhorn’s Manifesto for what new farmers today need to make it. This is especially important as the Farm Bill gets renewed in the next couple of years! http://www.serveyourcountryfood.net/static/manifesto
The big farm controversy of the moment: USDA approval of GM Alfalfa. More info in NYTimes (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/business/28alfalfa.html?_r=1&src=twrhp) and DesMoines Register (http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/01/27/vilsack-decides-against-biotech-restrictions/).