Much like other Web-based companies like Airbnb or Uber, a site dedicated to leasing and using farm equipment is making available expensive machinery during the times producers need it most. And the idea is taking root as crop and livestock prices trend lower and costs climb higher.
Eating local is a challenge in places where snow flies in the winter. There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables at grocery stores, but they’re imported from places like California or Mexico. One potential solution could be right below our feet.
In Fort Morgan, Colo., a dispute over prayer breaks at a Cargill meat packing plant led to the firing of 150 Muslim workers. The incident brings up questions about how far companies need to go to ensure religious needs are met.