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A Renewed Push to Crack Down on Foreign Farm Ownership

A Missouri state legislator has renewed a push to ban foreign companies from buying farmland... (more)

Josh Voorhees
Farm-State Republicans Are Trying Out a New-Again Climate Message

Farm-state Republicans in the House took a new-again climate message out for a test drive... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 26, 2021
Biden Bets the Farm on Climate

President Joe Biden has made no secret of his grand plans to tackle climate change.... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 15, 2021
USDA Forecasts Dip in Net Farmer Income in 2021

Last week, the USDA released a forecast that predicts net farm income will decrease by... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 13, 2021
How Will Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill Affect Agriculture?

The increasing rate of megamergers has wracked the agriculture industry as much as any other.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 11, 2021
Deep in Factory Farm Country, CAFO Critics Are Just Trying to Get...

A group of Iowa state lawmakers on Tuesday once again introduced legislation that would effectively... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 10, 2021
Cory Booker, Raphael Warnock and Ben Ray Luján Join Senate Ag Committee

The Senate Agriculture Committee is about to get significantly more racially diverse. It isn’t a... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 3, 2021
Tom Vilsack Cruises Through Nomination Hearing

Former and likely future Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has plenty of critics—among them those who... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 2, 2021
Why Is India’s Government Pushing a Nationwide Cow Exam?

Last month, the Indian government raised eyebrows when it released the syllabus for a new... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 1, 2021
Small Ranchers, Big Problems

When Rhiannon Hampson’s dairy herd births a male calf, she jumps on the phone that... (more)

Catie Joyce Bulay
January 25, 2021
Biden Administration Expands Pandemic Food Benefits

Clearly improving access to benefits for food-insecure Americans was at the top of newly inaugurated... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 22, 2021