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National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies

The Fairness for Farmers campaign launched with support from Minnesota and Montana senators.

Emily Baron Cadloff
Fewer Than Half of Applicants Receive Federal Conservation Funding

Two of the biggest national conservation programs for farmers distribute funds to a fraction of... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 17, 2021
USDA Announces Aid for Farm and Food Workers

Farmworkers, meatpacking workers and grocery store employees will be reimbursed up to $600 each.

Dan Nosowitz
September 8, 2021
COVID-19 Aid Package Updated to Assist Poultry, Hog, Fruit and Vegetable Farmers

As with many programs begun under President Donald Trump, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 27, 2021
USDA to Reimburse Dairy Producers for Pandemic-Related Losses

This week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack announced significant financial help to dairy producers who have... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 21, 2021
Report: EPA to Ban Use of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The controversial pesticide is already banned in several other countries.

Dan Nosowitz
August 18, 2021
California Farmers Struggle to Secure Wildfire Insurance Coverage

In 2019, Tawny Tesconi, executive director of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, started hearing from... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 2, 2021
USDA Announces $67 Million in Loans for Farmers with Title Issues

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday morning that his department would provide $67 million in... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 29, 2021
Meatpacking Executives Skewered Over Competition in Market

There are not many issues in which Republican senators like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 29, 2021
Is American GMO Corn Banned in Mexico? Nobody Really Seems Sure

On the last day of 2020, Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, issued a decree... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 17, 2021