Politics Archives - Modern Farmer


A Farmer’s Guide to the 2020 Democratic Primaries

With less than six months until the Iowa Democratic caucuses, a small army of candidates... (more)

Alex Robinson
How Did African-American Farmers Lose 90 percent of Their Land?

Emancipated slaves never received their promised 40 acres and a mule after the Civil War.... (more)

Brian Barth
August 19, 2019
Trump Administration Hits Corn Farmers With Huge Ethanol Waivers

For almost a decade and a half, the Renewable Fuel Standard has forced oil refineries... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 15, 2019
Farm Bailout Money May Be Disproportionately Helping Rich Farms Get Richer

With the Trump administration’s trade war adding to what has been a truly horrific year... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 14, 2019
Impossible Foods’s “Bleeding” Veggie Burger Gets FDA Approval

Impossible Foods, with its Impossible Burger, is at the forefront of modern plant-based meat replacements.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 13, 2019
$1.2 Million in Cuts Leave Alaska Farmers Reeling

Farming in Alaska has never been easy due to a short growing season and unfavorable... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 8, 2019
China Stops Buying US Agricultural Products Entirely

The latest escalation of the Trump-China trade war has led to an iron door slamming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 7, 2019
FDA Tells CBD-Sellers to Stop Touting Unproven Health Claims

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the newest, most potentially profitable plant-derived product in the US. Following... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 7, 2019
Imported Cheese Prices Are About to Double Due to Proposed Tariffs

Proposed tariffs currently available for public comment and expected to take effect this fall would... (more)

Josh Kramer
August 6, 2019
Trump’s EPA Decides Not to Ban Chlorpyrifos

The pesticide chlorpyrifos, usually sold under the brand name Lorsban, has long been controversial. The... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 6, 2019
Will the New Agriculture Immigration Rules Help Either Farmers or Farmworkers?

The H-2A program, which is designed to place foreign, usually Latin American, farmworkers in American... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 2, 2019