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President Biden Calls on Farmers to Double Crop in Face of Food...

The war in Ukraine has upended global markets, causing staples like wheat and sunflower oil... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
The Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order to Keep Plants Open At...

A new report includes emails showing that Tyson Foods authored a version of President Trump’s... (more)

Madison McVan
May 13, 2022
In Oregon, Klamath Tribes Oppose Water Release for Farmers

Members of the Klamath Tribal community argue that the federal government prioritizing agriculture comes at... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 23, 2022
Manure Supplies Running Low as Global Fertilizer Crisis Brews

Recent sanctions on Russia, a major exporter of potash, ammonia, urea and other soil nutrients,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 13, 2022
US Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

The law requires pork sold in the state of California to not be raised using... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022
Biden Administration Releases 2023 Budget Proposal

What’s in it for food and agriculture? Will programs begun or expanded during COVID-19 survive... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 28, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment Went Very, Very Wrong

Last year, the country implemented a countrywide ban on agrochemicals and fertilizers. It backfired—big time.

Shea Swenson
March 26, 2022
Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

The state’s 86,000 agricultural workers, many of them migrant workers, will soon be entitled to... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 10, 2022
What the War in Ukraine Means for US Agriculture

Russia is a major player in the fertilizer market, and Ukraine is one of the... (more)

Johnathan Hettinger, Madison McVan and Amanda Perez Pintado
March 5, 2022
Proposed Hemp Bill Would Open Field Up to More Growers

The Hemp Advancement Act would enable people with prior drug convictions to participate in the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 4, 2022
New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices

The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.”

Shea Swenson
March 3, 2022