Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer
Lawmakers Are Exploring Ways to Support Beginning Farmers

As more American farmers retire, leaders are looking to incentivize younger generations, who are faced... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 27, 2022
In Oregon, Klamath Tribes Oppose Water Release for Farmers

Members of the Klamath Tribal community argue that the federal government prioritizing agriculture comes at... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 23, 2022
US Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

The law requires pork sold in the state of California to not be raised using... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment Went Very, Very Wrong

Last year, the country implemented a countrywide ban on agrochemicals and fertilizers. It backfired—big time.

Shea Swenson
March 26, 2022
Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

The state’s 86,000 agricultural workers, many of them migrant workers, will soon be entitled to... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 10, 2022
New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices

The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.”

Shea Swenson
March 3, 2022
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