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The chickens of Off the Shelf Farm patrol in the winter sun. Photo courtesy Off the Shelf Farm

Animal agriculture in winter: What farmers do when they’re not growing greens

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By Thursday, Feb 14 Farm and Table  2 Comments

“We don’t see as much agriculture here as you would in a different part of the country,” Sean Stanton explained; as a result, “you end up with people wondering why the cows are outside in the snow and not understanding how their systems work.” Read More

CAPITAL IDEAS: Vive la resistance!

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CAPITAL IDEAS: Vive la resistance!

- Still, for many investors, significant concerns remain. Some fear that the advance has been nothing more than a rally in a bear market and the Christmas Eve lows will be revisited. Others fear that stock prices have gone “too far, too fast” and now the market is vulnerable to familiar headwinds such as trade talks, slowing earnings growth rates, a government shutdown, or any other of the recent favorites. Read More

Opening the Weedgates, Part VI: Calling BS on social equity

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Opening the Weedgates, Part VI: Calling BS on social equity

- In the push for medical cannabis approval in 2012 in Massachusetts, and then to the passage of recreational in 2016, the ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance and others stressed the racial and class disparities of the war on drugs. It is a fair guess that many of the more than 60 percent of Berkshire County voters who checked “yes” on the 2016 ballot question did so at least in part to help right these wrongs. Read More