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Farm Bankruptcies Are Way Up This Year

It’s no secret that the past few years have been disastrous for the American farming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
32 Members of Congress Urge USDA to Stop Relocating Research Agencies

In August 2018, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue announced his intention to move the department’s scientific... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 31, 2019
EPA Shrinks Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone, Weakening Farmworker Protections

The dangers and unpredictability of pesticides have come to light in recent years. Whether it’s... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 29, 2019
This Bill Would Preserve Native American Seeds

A bill recently introduced into Congress would help protect Native American seeds and their history.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 18, 2019
Farm Groups Respond (Not Well) to the Trump Administration’s Ethanol Plan

Earlier this summer, the Trump administration extended ethanol waivers that could dramatically reduce the demand... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 17, 2019
Trump Caves to Farmers, Hemp Hauling and More: Your October Food News...

Has the Trump administration finally pushed farmers too far? Two significant developments this month signal... (more)

Brian Barth
October 15, 2019
Trump Administration to Slap 25 Percent Tariffs on Some Nice European Foods

Huge tariffs seem to be the Trump administration’s preferred way to deal with economic or... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 8, 2019
Small Organic Dairy Farmers Push to Close Certification Loophole

Ben and Chelsy Mesman began their journey in organic dairy farming more than a decade... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 7, 2019
Cattle Ranchers Are Calling Out the Trump Administration

It’s often said that the agriculture industry—farmers and ranchers—helped get Donald Trump elected. But after... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 4, 2019
‘Adios Amor’ Unearths a Forgotten Face in the Farmworkers Movement

More than twenty years ago, when filmmaker Laurie Coyle stumbled across photos of an unknown... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 26, 2019
How a No-Deal Brexit Could Impact the UK’s Food Supply

As the UK inches closer to crashing out of the European Union without a divorce... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 23, 2019