This Day in History: Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Verdict

via Carl Bunin & PeaceButtons.info:   May 18, 1979 A jury in a federal court in Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee established a company’s responsibility for damage to the health of a worker in the nuclear industry. Karen Silkwood worked for the Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation at their Cimmaron, Texas, plant where plutonium was manufactured. Silkwood had become the first…

Big Turnout in Support of Sonoma Compost at Board of Supervisors Hearing

From Evan Wiig of The Farmer’s Guild, via Facebook: Big thanks to the HUGE show of support at yesterday’s Board of Supervisors hearing. The room was PACKED with passionate supporters, eloquent farmers like Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm and Kaiti Catchmyer of Red H Farm, ag advocates like Carmen Snyder of Sonoma County Farm…

Farm Aid Collaborates with Dollars & Sense Magazine for a Special Issue on the State of Agriculture in the U.S.

Dollars & Sense magazine collaborated with Farm Aid to create a special issue examining the economic state of agriculture in America today. Featuring: John Ikerd on the failure of industrial agriculture and the need to embrace alternatives now. Farm Aid co-founder Willie Nelson on the need for new definitions of wealth that recognize the importance…