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Twilight Greenaway
Writing about people, power, & nature — mostly through the lens of food & farming. Contributing editor . Fan of democracy, complexity, & big questions
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Twilight Greenaway 3h
Anyone else tired of tweets that end with "This could get interesting — and fast!"? How about: "Try not to go totally numb because his has been harrowing in a way most people's nervous systems can't possibly keep registering — and there's not end in sight!"
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Ted Genoways 8h
Remember a little over a year ago, when Devin Nunes released a four-page memo summarizing the FBI's FISA wiretap applications? Remember how it turned out that the Nunes "summary" was the exact opposite of what the actual FISA applications said?
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Dee Davis Mar 24
“Democrats might get a fresh hearing from rural America if they can learn to appreciate the potential of farm country. Start by putting government on the side of farmers against monopolies...”
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 22
“Emergency food systems cannot fix poverty,” says Reverend Melony Samuels. “But we can help people change the way they eat, and the way they live.”
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 22
Replying to @FarmAid
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Kris Nichols Mar 22
I feel bad for all those who have been & will be impacted. Although it’s not entirely preventable, significant differences if we were to transition 100s of millions of acres to Regenerative Ag & work with urban communities to manage lawns & green space for water infiltration.
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 22
Replying to @twyspy
Oh and didn't mean to leave out animals. It is really not working for animals.
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 22
Replying to @twyspy
But when we look closely at food safety, labor, rural communities, our waterways, biodiversity, etc. it's clear that the system is broken. So yes, we'll have food without farmers -- for now. But I'd argue that it's not the food we really need.
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 22
The word I'm interested in here is "need." It's true that to produce the calories were consuming we have come up with — and will soon have more — ways to substitute labor with technology.
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Amy Timmerman Mar 19
Can we say soil erosion? This was seen approx 1/2 mile N of Eagle Creek N out of O'Neill, NE on Hwy 281. There will issues with sediment deposition as we get ready for the cropping season.
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Ben Goldfarb Mar 21
As an angler who's also concerned about animal wellbeing, I have long struggled with the hypocrisy inherent in my relationship with fish. For , I wrote about a seafood company who's more effectively grappling with the problem than I am.
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 21
Replying to @jonkauffman
I'd put $5 on the (lack of) lead poisoning theory. Lead paint was outlawed in 1978!
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Mitch Smith Mar 21
It’s hard to sum up the damage from the floods in Nebraska and Iowa. But after driving 944 miles across the two states this week, I’ll give it a try. To start, here’s a look at how agriculture, which drives the Plains economy, was devastated:
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Tom Philpott Mar 20
Here’s the hidden catastrophe of the Midwest’s floods. Spoiler: potentially massive soil erosion.
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 19
Last fall, I wrote about the Costco plant that will process 2 million birds a week in Fremont, NE Today, a community member sent me this photo (of the building going up on the flood plain).
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Lee Svitak Dean Mar 19
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 19
"Overcooked pork, & prepeeled potatoes (or, if you were lucky, smørrebrød) for the Danes, and dense bread, mushrooms, & salmon anything for the rest of the region — gave way to reindeer served on a bed of moss & vintage carrots"
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Farm Aid Mar 18
Replying to @FarmAid
"We're going to need help to get through this. Many cattle ranchers & farmers were already in financial peril before this storm, as working capital has been depleted the last few yrs. This storm is going to put some operations under.” Rancher Karina Jones
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Twilight Greenaway Mar 17
"There is a new conversation taking place among old farmers and declining rural communities, that a New Deal is better than a raw deal or no deal at all."
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Ted Genoways Mar 16
People often ask what I mean when I talk about coastal media bias, so here's an example: Much of the Great Plains is underwater and has been for days. I've been looking for a single story in the or reported from west of Chicago. Nothing. This is Nebraska.
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