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May 24, 2024

Despite the name, the Farm Bill doesn’t only affect farmers. If you eat food, the Farm Bill impacts you. It has huge implications for food production, nutrition assistance, animal welfare, the environment, trade and much more. It’s one of the most important pieces of legislation and is negotiated every five to seven years. As we […]

May 23, 2024

Around 6.5 tons of [mostly] plastic-wrapped dog poop winds up in landfills in the United States every year. As most cities see it, that’s the only safe option. Unlike wildlife scat, which spreads seeds and returns nature’s nutrients in a balanced way, most conventional pet diets yield large amounts of waste. The average dog produces […]

Twenty-eight million people have watched Joshua Westerfeld shovel wheat. The most popular video on his TikTok account, pinned to the top of his page, shows how his farm dealt with a water leak in its grain silo. A bad day for the farm, to be sure, but a good day to create content.  That’s just […]

Meet the Midwestern Farmer Restoring the Land by Growing Native Plants

Mark Shepard didn’t set out to be a farmer, let alone a visionary one. Yet,... (more)

Darcy Duda
May 17, 2024

Farm

On the Ground With Toolmakers Helping Small Farmers Keep it Local

Since the back-to-the-land movement of the ’60s, many dedicated land workers have championed the hard... (more)

Melissa Julia
May 13, 2024
Nature Can’t Run Without Parasites. What Happens When They Start to Disappear?

When Chelsea Wood was a child, she would often collect Periwinkle snails on the shores... (more)

Jesse Nichols, Grist
May 9, 2024
Advice and Resources for Getting Out of Factory Farming

In part one and part two of our series on transitioning out of factory farming,... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
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Food

On the Ground with the Growers Working to Localize Seed Production

For many small-scale fruit and vegetable growers, “local” is the word that makes their business... (more)

Daniel Walton
April 29, 2024
On the Ground with the Farmers Producing Antibiotic-Free Meat

Nearly four decades ago, Ron Mardesen and his wife Denise stopped using antibiotics on their... (more)

Marin Scotten
April 24, 2024
Opinion: Congress Should Standardize Food Labels in Farm Bill to Curb Food...

Up to 40 percent of all food produced around the world never makes it to... (more)

Pete Pearson
April 22, 2024
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Is the Farm Stop Revolution Upon Us?

In 2008, Jessica Eikleberry was 29 years old and had just read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s... (more)

Steven Corso
May 14, 2024
The American Climate Corps Will Put Climate Change Fighters to Work

Last month, the job listings page for the American Climate Corps went live. The ACC... (more)

Lena Beck
May 6, 2024
A Buffalo Renaissance

Last summer, members of the InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC), a Native non-profit group dedicated to... (more)

Naoki Nitta
April 26, 2024
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