Author Archives: Mary Peabody

It’s a good thing you can juggle…

It’s official. We have arrived at that time of year when you think you can’t possibly do one more thing. You’re exhausted. Your back hurts (not just in the morning now but all the time), the weeds are out of … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day: Testing Your Food Waste IQ

In honor of Mother’s Day (I’ll explain later), let’s see what you know about food waste in the U.S.: A. What food category yields the most waste at the consumer level? Grain Products Seafood Fruits and Vegetables Meat Milk B. The average … Continue reading

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USDA Census of Agriculture: Reading between the lines

After a very long wait the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture data are starting to roll out. While the meatiest (pun intended) reports are not expected until May the preliminary data are attracting a lot of attention. And, regarding women farmers, … Continue reading

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