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Mink Farming Leads to Political Chaos in Poland

Earlier this year, a documentary about the mink farming industry in Poland was released to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
USDA Chief Under Fire for Alleged Hatch Act Violations

Over the past few weeks, Sonny Perdue, the head of the USDA, has been accused... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 6, 2020
House Passes Stimulus Package, With Some Help for Farmers

Back on May 15, the House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion stimulus package called... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 2, 2020
Report Shows Trump’s Trade Aid Favored Southern Farms

In January, President Donald Trump tweeted that he hoped farmers would “most remember” the bailout... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 17, 2020
Trump Administration Rejects Biofuel Exemptions for Small Refineries

The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected 54 requests for exemptions that would let small refineries... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 15, 2020
Legislators Propose Universal Free School Meals During COVID-19

Hunger, and especially childhood hunger, has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. The federal government... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 6, 2020
Senate Republican COVID-19 Aid Package Includes $20 Billion for Farmers

Senate Republicans unveiled their new COVID-19 stimulus and aid package, a $1 trillion omnibus bill... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 30, 2020
The Pork Industry Wants More Aid From Congress

Pork industry experts say things could get a lot worse for American hog farmers without... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
July 21, 2020
The USDA’s Food Box Program Has Not Hit Its Goals

The USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program was designed to get unsold produce from... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 14, 2020
There Are Climate Change Policies That Rural Americans—Even Republicans—Support

Legislators attempting to pass environmental bills aimed at reducing the risks or effects of climate... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 9, 2020
Five 2020 Races to Watch in Farm Country

As we hurtle towards November, it’s becoming clear that the control of a few seats... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 7, 2020