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Feb 28, 2020

With the release of the “Phase One” agreement aimed at resolving the destructive US-China trade war, the Trump administration promised massive exports for the American agriculture industry. Trump himself went so far as to suggest farmers buy “more land” and “bigger tractors” thanks to the deal, which promised not only a return to pre-trade-war levels, […]

Feb 28, 2020

On a recent rainy Tuesday afternoon, I made my way from Manhattan to Brooklyn to visit a farm. And I was feeling thankful it was an indoor farm. I had heard about this company, Square Root, that was taking indoor hydroponic farming to a new level by introducing high technology, including machine learning, into the […]

Feb 26, 2020

Brazil is the largest exporter of beef, and second only to the United States in raw production, in the world. The largest beef producing company in the world, JBS, is located in Brazil. And yet the United States, the largest consumer of beef in the world (in total, not per capita), has been largely closed […]

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Lindsay Campbell
February 13, 2020
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The Latest in Farm Crime Stories

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