News Archives - Modern Farmer
Farmworker Groups Ask for Prioritization in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Workers in the agricultural and food production fields have been hit especially hard by COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 26, 2020
This Plant May Have Evolved to Escape Humans

One of our favorite categories of research is ways in which plants are smarter—or more... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 24, 2020
New Bill Seeks to Help Black Farmers Reclaim Place in American Agriculture

Black Americans were, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a major force in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 21, 2020
Tyson Plant Managers Placed Bets on COVID-19 Case Numbers: Lawsuit

Meatpacking plants have proven to be one of rural America’s worst vectors for spreading COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2020
Progressive Groups Urge Biden Against Picking Heidi Heitkamp for USDA Chief

We’re still a ways off from the appointments of the various members of the incoming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 19, 2020
Alliance of Conservative and Progressive Farm Groups Takes Aim at Climate Change

On Tuesday morning, a new coalition of farm, food, and environmental groups announced its formation... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 17, 2020
Trump Administration to Freeze Wages of H-2A Farmworkers

The Department of Labor has finalized new rules that advocates say will limit farmworkers’ hourly... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2020
Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to...

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. A slow-moving... (more)

Matthew R Sanderson, Burke Griggs and Jacob A. Miller
November 11, 2020
Washington State Supreme Court Rules Farmworkers Are Entitled to Overtime Pay

There are many ways in which agricultural labor—despite being difficult, dangerous, and necessary—is treated differently... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 11, 2020