May 17, 2021

The USDA has long purchased food from American producers, but often, some types of products get precedence—such as dairy. Last week, though, the USDA announced a different sort of mass purchase: the largest seafood purchase in the history of the department and a gigantic amount of pistachios. The USDA’s purchasing typically serves two purposes: first, […]

May 17, 2021

The email subject line read: CONFIDENTIAL // USPS.  I was on a week-long, run-and-gun assignment and finally had a few minutes to catch my breath, recharge and check emails. With camera gear strewn around me, I choked down an ancient Clif Bar from the bottom of my bag and slouched over my phone on the […]

May 17, 2021

Last spring, farms across the country saw a surge in demand for their CSA programs, with signups and waitlists that flourished at rates not seen before. As families sheltered in place at home and farmers’ markets either closed or ran under tight restrictions, more people turned directly to local farms to guarantee food for the […]

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