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Study Finds 1 Percent of Farms Own 70 Percent of World’s Farmland

Just like with wealth inequality, land inequality can have disastrous effects on agriculture and on... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
New Bill Seeks to Help Black Farmers Reclaim Place in American Agriculture

Black Americans were, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a major force in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 21, 2020
Progressive Groups Urge Biden Against Picking Heidi Heitkamp for USDA Chief

We’re still a ways off from the appointments of the various members of the incoming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 19, 2020
Alliance of Conservative and Progressive Farm Groups Takes Aim at Climate Change

On Tuesday morning, a new coalition of farm, food, and environmental groups announced its formation... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 17, 2020
Trump Administration to Freeze Wages of H-2A Farmworkers

The Department of Labor has finalized new rules that advocates say will limit farmworkers’ hourly... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2020
European Union Hits United States With Tariffs On Tobacco, Nuts

The European Union is set to impose new tariffs on a list of American goods... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 10, 2020
Election Night Results from Farm Country

While the country waits for final results in the presidential election, here are some down... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 4, 2020
The USDA Has Poured Money Into Farm Country, But Will it Be...

In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans lost support in agricultural counties that suffered from retaliatory... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 2, 2020
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
October 9, 2020
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