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The House Proposed a New Farm Bill. This Will Affect Your Life—Even...

Despite the name, the Farm Bill doesn’t only affect farmers. If you eat food, the... (more)

Lena Beck
May 24, 2024
Unsubscribe? FarmTok Worries About a TikTok Ban

Twenty-eight million people have watched Joshua Westerfeld shovel wheat. The most popular video on his... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 21, 2024
Opinion: Congress Should Standardize Food Labels in Farm Bill to Curb Food...

Up to 40 percent of all food produced around the world never makes it to... (more)

Pete Pearson
April 22, 2024
How to Be a Food Policy Advocate in Your Community 

It’s an election year in the United States, which means that national news outlets are... (more)

Elena Valeriote
April 2, 2024
Opinion: Farmers Are Dropping Out Because They Can’t Access Land. Here’s How...

As a teenager, I distinctly remember my father telling me to not follow in the... (more)

Carly Boyer
March 12, 2024
Opinion: European Farmers Are Standing Up to Free Trade—Will US Farmers?

Dumping manure in public spaces, hurling eggs at government buildings, blocking major roads—the European farmers... (more)

Anthony Pahnke
February 26, 2024
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
February 14, 2024
Why We Can’t Get Mexico’s Butter Avocados in the US

When I saw the local avocados in the Mexican state of Yucatan, a hot, humid... (more)

Ashlen Wilder
February 9, 2024
Urban Ag is Nothing New. Representing it in City Government is.

On a September day in 2023, community members gathered at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm... (more)

Lena Beck
February 8, 2024
Opinion: Why the Farm Bill Isn’t Prioritizing the Right Things

On the surface, the US farm system may seem like a resounding success. Farm income,... (more)

Sandra Vijn
February 5, 2024
How Will New Work Requirements for SNAP Benefits Affect Food Insecurity, Employment?

As policymakers in DC have continued to negotiate compromises to fund the federal government—and craft... (more)

Nhatt Nichols, The Daily Yonder
January 29, 2024