Ralph talks to Forrest Pritchard about how he saved his family farm, and we also critique the corporate media with Jim Naureckas of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
Forrest Pritchard is a seventh generation farmer and New York Times bestselling author. He has devoted his family farm, Smith Meadows, to farming organically and sustainably and raising free-range cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and chickens. His book, Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmer’s Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm made the New York Times bestseller list and was named “top read” by Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post and NPR’s The Splendid Table. Mr. Pritchard’s new book is called Growing Tomorrow: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat.
Jim Naureckas is the editor of Extra! which is the monthly newsletter of media criticism put together by the group FAIR, which stands for Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (hyperlink: fair.org). He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren’t: Rush Limbaugh’s Reign of Error . He has also worked as an investigative reporter for the newspaper “In These Times,” where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal.