Agriculture in the Desert Southwest

A recent comment prompted me to think about agriculture and grazing in the desert Southwest–especially since I was born in Texas, one of those borderland states that can be considered either “South” or “Southwest” depending on who you ask. Parts of Texas are lush and green. Other parts are scrubby and arid, desert like. Droughts […]

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Wal-Mart Redefines Local Food

Wal-Mart defines local produce as that grown and sold in the same state. Today’s New York Times addresses Wal-Mart’s latest plan: increase the percentage of local produce to 9%–a percentage that doubles the current figure. I had to think long and hard about my local Wal-Mart, located in a midwestern college town (think smack dab in […]

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