Hey, soil sister: Atina Diffley

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 18, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Atina Diffley, a "rock star" in organic farming circles, now aims to cultivate hearts and minds with her new memoir about love, loss, land and battling a pipeline.

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KeKeCoCoApr. 18, 12 7:40 AM

she sounds like an amazing woman. i'm going to go order her book from the library now.

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mytoosenseApr. 18, 1210:09 AM

Great article about a pioneering and courageous farmer. Atina and her husband accomplished what they did despite the fact that they don’t qualify for any federal farm program payments . Just think of how many more farms like hers we could have providing local, nutritious food if government policy at the local, state and federal level encouraged this type of farming instead of penalized it. The Federal Farm bill doesn’t help farmers like Atina who grow food. It doesn’t provide them farm payments or crop insurance. I hope we can turn this around and start supporting farms like this before all the farmland around the Twin Cities is paved. Atina has shown us how. Now let’s do it.

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