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States Want to Put More Local Food on School Lunch Trays. What...

In Utah, kids moving through the school cafeteria line at lunchtime can come across the... (more)

Lena Beck
Kill Pen Scammers are Preying on Horse Lovers

Crystal Kraft first saw Nacho, a sturdy golden chestnut Halfinger with a flaxen mane, on... (more)

Sara Ventiera
July 17, 2023
Farm Groups Urge Legislators to Allow Changes to the Packers and Stockyards...

More than 100 farmer, rancher, consumer and labor organizations are pleading with the US House... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 17, 2023
Changes to SNAP Benefits Spark Fear of Hunger Crisis

New work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have advocates worried that the... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 15, 2023
Facing High Fertilizer Costs, Farmers Still Struggle to Use Less

As a young boy in the late 1950s, Frank Glenn knew the soft, freshly-tilled brown... (more)

Bailey Becker, Columbia Missourian
June 6, 2023
Fertilizer Companies Cash in While Farmers and Communities Struggle

On a small vegetable farm in Georgia, Shad Dasher used to grow watermelons every year. ... (more)

Noah Zahn, Columbia Missourian
June 6, 2023
At Last, States Reach a Colorado River Deal: Pay Farmers Not to...

This story was originally published by Grist. You can sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter... (more)

Jake Bittle, Grist
May 25, 2023
Building an Agri-hood: When the Development Revolves Around the Farm

When Scott Snodgrass and Clayton Garrett started their CSA in 2015, the Houston metro area... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 24, 2023
California’s ‘Local Food Producers’ Hope Proposed New Label Will Boost Support 

Despite offices being closed, Sundays are the busiest day of the week at the Marin... (more)

Naoki Nitta
May 19, 2023
Italy’s Ban on Cultured Meat Raises Questions About Innovation Versus Tradition

Cultured meat. Cultivated meat. Clean meat. Synthetic meat. Lab-grown meat. Frankenmeat. These are just a... (more)

Elena Valeriote
May 18, 2023
How to Grow Rice on Mars

It’ll take a lot of work in order to grow rice on Mars. First, and... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 17, 2023