More intern candidates are visiting this week, and even more are still contacting us. As a reminder, if you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them get in touch soon. A farm visit is required for all of the crew to meet the candidate; a little work will tell them much about how the candidates personality will fit – the summer can be pretty long and miserable if someone isn’t where they need to be.
This week found the crew ‘direct-seeding’ lettuces, dill, cilantro, more arugula, and radishes into the greenhouse beds where other greens (like the tatsoi) are finished for the season. These will be up and being harvested before this winter cycle is over. This week’s forecast of above freezing weather for the whole week is a welcome reprieve for the plants, the crew, and the little crew fingers. But these warmer temperatures also mean that irrigation will be needed. And warm temperatures and irrigation can only mean weeding to follow.
On February 14, 15, and 16 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., hundreds will participate in “Love the American Farmer and Rancher” call in day. USDA's proposed GIPSA rules would greatly benefit livestock and poultry producers across the country. However, the big meat packers and processors have pushed back against the rule, spreading false information and lobbying hard to protect their own greedy bottom line. The Obama Administration needs to hear from working farmers and ranchers (and those that love them) that these rules need to be finalized now. For more information on the how the GIPSA rules help poultry producers, go to the Rural Advancement Foundation International USA (RAFI) website. For more information on how the GIPSA rules help independent livestock producers, go to Center for Rural Affairs. http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp
From all of us at Green Edge,
Becky (Kip, Dan, John, , Rob, Cale, Julia, Penny, Guinevere and Morgan
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