Politics Archives - Modern Farmer


Farmers Will Soon Be Able to Start Applying for Stimulus Funds

After the long weekend, farmers will be able to start applying for some much needed... (more)

Alex Robinson
Roads in Rural America are Crumbling

An oft-ignored issue in American agriculture is just how important transportation infrastructure is. The United... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 19, 2020
House Democrats’ New COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Lots of Agriculture Provisions

Earlier this week, House Democrats revealed the outline of a massive $3 trillion relief package... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 15, 2020
USDA Announces $19 Billion Aid Package for Farmers and Ranchers

The coronavirus stimulus package included a substantial amount of money for agriculture, but apparently it... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 18, 2020
Trump Administration Forced to Pause Plan to Kick People Off Food Stamps

For years, the Trump administration has been trying to change rules concerning the Supplemental Nutrition... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 17, 2020
Why Isn’t Anyone From Agriculture on the White House Coronavirus Task Force?

The White House Coronavirus Task Force is the Trump administration’s central collating force for dealing... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 8, 2020
USDA Is Dealing With a Positive Coronavirus Test at Its Headquarters

In these early-ish days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is still working to figure... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 19, 2020
UPDATE: Bills Aim to Ensure People Have Enough Food During Coronavirus

Updated March 16th, 2020. With COVID-19 (coronavirus) panic sweeping the world, American legislators are trying... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 13, 2020
Farmers and the Center for Food Safety Sue USDA Over Organic Hydroponics

For years, organic advocates have spoken out against regulations over one big issue: dirt. There... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 11, 2020
USDA Chief Promises to Get Biofuels Back on Track

The Trump administration’s treatment of biofuels, and the farmers who grow the raw materials for... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 4, 2020
Wait, Is China Going to Purchase Way More Agricultural Goods Or Not?

With the release of the “Phase One” agreement aimed at resolving the destructive US-China trade... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 28, 2020