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Hemp Is Now Legal. Here’s How Farmers Can Cash in on the...

Want to grow hemp on your farm? Here are five things you need to know... (more)

Brian Barth
Meet the New Faces of Agriculture in Congress

The Democrats’ “blue wave” has remade the House agriculture committee. Here are four to watch.

Brian Barth
February 15, 2019
Ever Wonder How Coca-Cola Influences Health Policy? Here Are the Documents

A range of transparency requests show how hard Coke lobbies.

Dan Nosowitz
February 13, 2019
How Will the (Maybe Temporary) Reopening of the USDA and FDA Look?

The most important government offices in the food industry are open again, sort of.

Dan Nosowitz
February 1, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: What it means for food and farming

Is carbon farming the most economically viable way to keep climate catastrophe at bay?

Brian Barth
January 29, 2019
Can Farming Stop the African Migration Crisis?

This Senegalese Rapper Thinks So.

Marcia De Sanctis
January 28, 2019
How Is the Government Shutdown Affecting Agriculture?

As Trump refuses to budge on his truly stupid wall, how is the food system... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 9, 2019
The Trump Administration Wants to Ignore Congress and Punish Poor People

After signing the Farm Bill, Trump plans to explicitly circumvent it.

Dan Nosowitz
January 9, 2019
Trump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

The first move? Allowing flavored milk, like chocolate and strawberry.

Dan Nosowitz
December 21, 2018
Senate Approves Farm Bill, Finally

Mitch McConnell signed it with a pen made of hemp.

Dan Nosowitz
December 13, 2018