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Biden Administration Releases 2023 Budget Proposal

What’s in it for food and agriculture? Will programs begun or expanded during COVID-19 survive... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 28, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment Went Very, Very Wrong

Last year, the country implemented a countrywide ban on agrochemicals and fertilizers. It backfired—big time.

Shea Swenson
March 26, 2022
Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

The state’s 86,000 agricultural workers, many of them migrant workers, will soon be entitled to... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 10, 2022
What the War in Ukraine Means for US Agriculture

Russia is a major player in the fertilizer market, and Ukraine is one of the... (more)

Johnathan Hettinger, Madison McVan and Amanda Perez Pintado
March 5, 2022
Proposed Hemp Bill Would Open Field Up to More Growers

The Hemp Advancement Act would enable people with prior drug convictions to participate in the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 4, 2022
New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices

The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.”

Shea Swenson
March 3, 2022
How Mexico’s Lucrative Avocado Industry Became a Source of Political Tension

The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so... (more)

Jeffrey Miller
March 1, 2022
US Suspends Avocado Imports From Mexico

The decision follows a threat made to an American inspector.

Shelby Vittek
February 14, 2022
Iowa Representative Pushing to Ban New Factory Farms

A state legislator is standing up to Big Ag with a new bill that would... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
February 10, 2022