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Dairy Farmers of America Agrees to Buy the Remains of the Country’s...

Due to the overwhelming pressures facing the dairy industry, Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy back... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 21, 2020
Study Finds Grocery Stores Need to Do More to Tell Customers About...

If it feels like you’ve seen more food recalls lately, you’re not necessarily wrong. It’s... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 19, 2020
Stoner Crime, WOTUS, POTUS, and More: Your February Food News Round-Up

The intersections of food, farming, politics and criminal minds never ceases to produce intrigue. Here’s... (more)

Brian Barth
February 18, 2020
Court Orders Bayer to Pay $265 Million to Farm Hit by Dicamba...

Dicamba drift—in which airborne pesticides float onto unprotected neighboring farms—just got its first big legal... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 18, 2020
New Bill Would Fund Nutrition Education in Unhealthiest Schools

When the USDA finalized its new rules for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, roughly... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 17, 2020
For Mexican Farmworkers, H2A Jobs Come with a Social Cost

Gael gets a little nervous when asked if he could discuss his seven years as... (more)

Sierra Dickey
February 17, 2020
Hemp Insurance Arrives, Pushing Hemp One Step Closer to a Mainstream Crop

The USDA offers insurance to help protect farmers from forces they have no control over.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 13, 2020
Plants That Defy the ‘Rules of Ecology’ Could Survive Climate Change

The old saying “rules are made to be broken” has taken on a new meaning... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 12, 2020
Could Solar Panels Make Greenhouses Energy-Neutral?

Greenhouses are an increasingly large slice of American agriculture. There are plenty of advantages to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 12, 2020
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