Opinion: After the drought, seeking long-term solutions for farmers
September 6th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
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Farmers with Issues is a platform for farmers we love, fired up for causes about which they're passionate. Craig Rogers is the shepherd and owner of Border Spring Farm Lamb in Patrick Springs, Virginia, where he raises and sells pastured raised "Animal Welfare Approved" lamb to acclaimed chefs across the country. He is a vocal advocate for rural small farms.

The news of the devastating drought of 2012 has overwhelmed the press with stories of hardship, despair, pain and suffering. Now federal and state governments are stepping in to "help the farmers."

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture announced plans to buy up to $170 million of beef, pork, lamb and catfish to "help farmers in drought stricken areas." But from whom do they actually buy that meat? And does it help a farmer or family who may be your neighbor?
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September 6th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
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National coffee ice cream day
September 6th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Need a little pick-me-up that also satisfies your sweet tooth? You’re in luck, September 6 is National Coffee Ice Cream Day.

The concept of ice cream has existed since about the 4th century B.C. It’s said that Chinese King Tang blended ice and milk, and that eventually this concoction was brought from China to Europe. Over time, Europeans adapted the original recipe, and those made their way to America. It’s said that past presidents, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, served ice cream at functions.

Londoner Philip Lenzi is credited with opening the first American ice cream parlor in New York City in 1774. Since then, ice cream has come a long way and flavors have become more creative - which leads us to coffee-flavored ice cream.
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Coffee klatsch
September 6th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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