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Aug 06, 2020

Hunger, and especially childhood hunger, has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. The federal government has struggled to address the problem, but a new bill from Virginia congressman Bobby Scott attempts to tackle the issue through universal free school meals. Surveys have indicated that hunger has hit families with children especially hard during the pandemic. […]

Aug 05, 2020

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called the Central Valley “our biggest area of concern.” That’s not great news in a state that has the most COVID-19 positive tests in the country, and which broke the single-day COVID-19 death toll three times in the past week. The Central Valley, though, has seen test rates, deaths, […]

Aug 04, 2020

The USDA has issued some updates on the hundreds of reports from across the country about those mysterious, unsolicited seeds that showed up in the mail. Those packages of seeds, many of which originated from China and various Central Asian countries, aroused widespread suspicion and conspiracy theories. The USDA announced last week some preliminary findings […]

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July 26, 2020
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The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans are a vital tool in creating legislation and rules... (more)

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July 15, 2020
New Indigenous Food Lab Looks to Mend a Broken System

Sean Sherman sees a lot of oppression when he thinks about the world that Indigenous... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 28, 2020
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July 30, 2020
Senate Republican COVID-19 Aid Package Includes $20 Billion for Farmers

Senate Republicans unveiled their new COVID-19 stimulus and aid package, a $1 trillion omnibus bill... (more)

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July 30, 2020
Building a Regenerative Farm for Willie Nelson

There might have been a time when Willie Nelson’s heroes were always cowboys, but these... (more)

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July 29, 2020
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Nine years ago, Scarlett Salamone’s life was hanging by a thread.  She was struggling through... (more)

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