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Nov 15, 2019

It’s no secret that the past few years have been disastrous for the American farming industry. Freak weather, oversupply, trade wars, pesticide damage—it’s been a perfect storm, on top of all the regular storms, for American farmers. The American Farm Bureau Federation, commonly just called the Farm Bureau, released a study examining the end result […]

Nov 14, 2019

As climate change brings even more unpredictability to farming across the world, a new mobile app is trying to help farmers in developing countries navigate through this new reality. FarmBetter launched at the end of October and was created with small-scale rural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America in mind. The app builds […]

Nov 12, 2019

Leah Garcés used to hate poultry farmers. The animal rights activist, who opposes factory farming, had an adversarial relationship with chicken farmers until around five years ago, when she sat down to listen to one. She met a poultry farmer called Craig Watts in rural North Carolina and learned that the problems stemming from factory […]

 
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