Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
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
What the War in Ukraine Means for US Agriculture

Russia is a major player in the fertilizer market, and Ukraine is one of the... (more)

Johnathan Hettinger, Madison McVan and Amanda Perez Pintado
March 5, 2022
Proposed Hemp Bill Would Open Field Up to More Growers

The Hemp Advancement Act would enable people with prior drug convictions to participate in the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 4, 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
EPA Erases Trump-Era ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule

How will the decision affect agriculture?

Dan Nosowitz
November 26, 2021
COVID-19 Aid Package Updated to Assist Poultry, Hog, Fruit and Vegetable Farmers

As with many programs begun under President Donald Trump, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 27, 2021
The Fight Over Healthy Soil

Norlin Mommsen is a third-generation farmer in Iowa, using techniques for raising corn and alfalfa... (more)

Kelley Griffin
May 3, 2021
Small Ranchers, Big Problems

When Rhiannon Hampson’s dairy herd births a male calf, she jumps on the phone that... (more)

Catie Joyce-Bulay
January 25, 2021
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