Politics Archives - Modern Farmer


14 States (Plus New York City and D.C.) Sue Trump Administration to...

The Trump administration rule finalized massive cuts in SNAP, better known as food stamps, in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
This Year in Farming and Food

From trade wars to floods and droughts, 2019 has not been easy for many farmers.... (more)

Alex Robinson
December 29, 2019
Trump Announces Trade Pact That Would See Huge Chinese Purchases of Farm...

This week, a trade official announced a “phase one” trade deal with China, which would... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 20, 2019
The USDA Listed the Fictional Home of Black Panther on its Online...

“Wakanda Forever” no longer applies in the world of free trade with the US. The... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 19, 2019
Cory Booker Announces Legislation to Scale Back Factory Farms

Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey’s junior senator and a Democratic presidential hopeful, has unveiled a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 16, 2019
Agriculture Immigration Law Passes House, Despite Opposition From Conservative Groups

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This piece of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 13, 2019
Could Supply Management Help Struggling Dairy Farmers?

In August 2018, a small group of Wisconsin dairy farmers took a bus to Albany,... (more)

Richard Mertens
December 9, 2019
USDA Finalizes New SNAP Rules, Reducing Food Benefits for Millions

A much-criticized proposed rule to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP—better known as... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 4, 2019
OPINION: You Can’t Sit With Us

Over the past several years, I have become a well-known target within the online agricultural... (more)

Megan Brown
December 3, 2019
Union and Nonprofit Sue USDA Over Sped-Up Pork Production Rules

When the USDA officially implemented the new rules for pork processing, it was the culmination... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 22, 2019
Black Farmers Sue Burger King’s Chicken Supplier for Discrimination

For years, one of the largest poultry companies in the country has fielded accusations of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2019