Mexican Drought Wreaking Havoc on Farmers

You know it’s dry when even the cacti are withering.  A drought has been plaguing the majority of Mexican states for two solid years; it has gone from bad to worse in such a way that it’s now officially the worst drought in recorded history. The Mexican state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, has been…

Farming Cooperatives

The United Nations has declared that next year, 2012, will be the International Year of Cooperatives; since 1992, the first Saturday in July has been the International Day of Cooperatives. Worldwide, cooperatives directly employ over 100 million people, according to the UN. A cooperative is a business owned by a group of individuals, and the…