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Three Takeaways from the USDA Census of Agriculture

Across the country, the US has lost both farms and farmland, according to the latest... (more)

Modern Farmer
Driven Out

If you’ve eaten today, you can thank a trucker. Much of the food we eat... (more)

Lena Beck
January 11, 2024
Farmworker-Led Groups Push For Next Farm Bill to Include Worker Rights and...

Luiz Jiménez, 39, has been working on American dairy farms for 20 years. He is... (more)

Marin Scotten
December 7, 2023
Troops Leaving Service Find New Purpose on the Farm

Within months of joining the U.S. Marine Corps, Colin Archipley was headed to war. “He... (more)

Naoki Nitta
November 10, 2023
Small-Scale Farming Shouldn’t Just Be a Hobby. So Why Is It So...

I noticed it when first learning farming 14 years ago, traveling around small diverse vegetable... (more)

Adrian White
October 3, 2023
Navigating the Buzzwords Behind an ‘Ethical’ Bag of Coffee

You’re shopping for a bag of coffee beans at the grocery store. After reading about... (more)

Spencer M. Ross, The Conversation
September 30, 2023
This Farmworker Collective is Organizing For ‘Milk With Dignity’ and More

Enrique Balcazar remembers the disillusionment he felt the day he arrived in Vermont from Mexico... (more)

Mickal Aranha
September 11, 2023
In Alaska, Affordable Farms Are Hard to Find

Your mental image of an Alaskan farm probably involves a plot of land amid endless... (more)

Clay Venetis
August 30, 2023
Regenerative Food Certification: Gold Standard or Greenwashing?

Since the resurgence of regenerative agriculture, farming has never been sexier. The star-studded film Kiss... (more)

Jack Thompson
August 24, 2023
Opinion: As the Heat Rises, We Must Do Better at Protecting Agricultural...

On a hot day in Florida in 2016, Haitian tomato picker Jean Francais Alcime fell... (more)

Joan Flocks
July 28, 2023
Meet the Women Making Waves in Maine’s Tough Lobster Industry

To become a lobster boat captain on the rugged coast of Maine, you will need... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
July 26, 2023