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USDA Clashes With Europe’s Environmental Protection Plans

The EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy aims to make food systems fair and healthy while... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Farmers of Color Still Awaiting Promised Debt Relief

After 13 lawsuits, the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act appears to have stalled.

Dan Nosowitz
October 13, 2021
USDA Rolling Out New Insurance Policies for Small Farmers

Starting in 2022, ‘micro farms’ will be able to access expanded insurance coverage across the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 6, 2021
What Happened at the UN Food Systems Summit?

And why did so many boycott it?

Dan Nosowitz
September 29, 2021
National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies

The Fairness for Farmers campaign launched with support from Minnesota and Montana senators.

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 22, 2021
Fewer Than Half of Applicants Receive Federal Conservation Funding

Two of the biggest national conservation programs for farmers distribute funds to a fraction of... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 17, 2021
USDA Announces Aid for Farm and Food Workers

Farmworkers, meatpacking workers and grocery store employees will be reimbursed up to $600 each.

Dan Nosowitz
September 8, 2021
COVID-19 Aid Package Updated to Assist Poultry, Hog, Fruit and Vegetable Farmers

As with many programs begun under President Donald Trump, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 27, 2021
USDA to Reimburse Dairy Producers for Pandemic-Related Losses

This week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack announced significant financial help to dairy producers who have... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 21, 2021
Report: EPA to Ban Use of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The controversial pesticide is already banned in several other countries.

Dan Nosowitz
August 18, 2021