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Trump Administration Reportedly Considers Biofuel Waivers in Final Days

In the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency reportedly has been... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
New Stimulus Package Provides Billions in Food and Agriculture Funding

Shortly before the New Year, President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a new omnibus stimulus package,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 7, 2021
This Year in Food and Farming

While many would like to forget the year that just happened, it’s still important to... (more)

Modern Farmer
December 28, 2020
Judge Rules That Some Farmer Data Is Exempt From FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act, which has a long history in the United States, has... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 22, 2020
United Farm Workers Files Lawsuit Over H-2A Wage Freeze

A labor group is suing the federal government over a proposed wage freeze for foreign... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 10, 2020
What’s Going on With All These Farmer Protests in India?

A massive series of protests in response to farm bill changes in India have made... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 9, 2020
Biden to Reportedly Pick Tom Vilsack as USDA Chief

On Tuesday evening, Hans Nichols of Axios reported that President-elect Joe Biden plans to select... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 8, 2020
Democrats Choose David Scott to Head House Agriculture Committee

After a minor squabble, House Democrats have chosen a new head of the Agriculture Committee.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 4, 2020
Study Finds 1 Percent of Farms Own 70 Percent of World’s Farmland

Just like with wealth inequality, land inequality can have disastrous effects on agriculture and on... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 27, 2020
New Bill Seeks to Help Black Farmers Reclaim Place in American Agriculture

Black Americans were, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a major force in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 21, 2020
Progressive Groups Urge Biden Against Picking Heidi Heitkamp for USDA Chief

We’re still a ways off from the appointments of the various members of the incoming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 19, 2020