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Gully Washers

The following excerpt is adapted from Perilous Bounty by Tom Philpott, a new book that aims... (more)

Tom Philpott
Legislators Plead With USDA to Give More Aid to Farmers Who Grow...

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on all sectors of agriculture, the USDA has distributed... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 11, 2020
The Fight Over Raw Butter

In 1987, the FDA banned farmers from selling raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 10, 2020
JBS Plant Takeover Leaves Uncertainty for Western Sheep Farmers

Henry Etcheverry has watched his livelihood slowly deteriorate over the past few months. He strains... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 8, 2020
Legislators Propose Universal Free School Meals During COVID-19

Hunger, and especially childhood hunger, has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. The federal government... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 6, 2020
Born To Be Wild

Violet Brill looks at a forest the same way most people think about a supermarket.... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 3, 2020
Study Finds Bee Population Decline is Hurting Fruit Yields

It’s widely known, at this point, that many crops rely on bee pollination. But not... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 1, 2020
Senators Slam Meat Companies’ Lack of Transparency

In late June, prominent senators (and former presidential candidates) Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker opened... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 28, 2020
My Vegan Experiment

I always used to picture vegans as frail, pasty people who wore flowers in their... (more)

Frank Giustra
July 27, 2020
USDA Issues Update on Beef Price-Fixing Investigation, But No Conclusions

Over the past year, and especially during the last six months, beef consumption, sales, and... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 22, 2020
There Are So Many Nuts, We Now Have a Nut Glut

The United States leads the world in nut production and exports by a large margin.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 17, 2020