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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
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
Lawmakers Demand More Transparency After the USDA’s Research Arm Moved to Kansas...

Ever since the USDA moved its research arm to Kansas City, lawmakers and scientists have... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 3, 2020
China Bans Imports From Tyson Foods Plant, Citing COVID-19 Cases

On Friday, Tyson Foods announced a large volume of positive COVID-19 test results at one... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 24, 2020
Critics Say Bipartisan Carbon Market Bill Won’t Dent Climate Change

Earlier this month, a group of US senators did what would usually seem unthinkable in... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 21, 2020