Food & Agriculture

July 17, 2023

Could Raw Milk Reinvent the Future of Dairy?

Through small-scale production, farmers can make more money and their customers can get better milk

July 10, 2023

Regulating CAFOs Hits Snag in Wisconsin

Proponents of industrial agriculture seek access to emails and threaten local officials with lawsuits to prevent environmental regulation of CAFOs

Bennet Goldstein, Wisconsin Watch
July 6, 2023

Are Cannabis Growers Farmers? More Than a Name Is at Stake

Vermont and other states consider how to regulate the new industry

June 26, 2023

Extreme Drought Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods and Rural Economy

The signs of a changing climate harbinger hard times for agricultural communiities in the Great Plains and the Midwest

June 21, 2023

Why Farms Got Bigger and People Fewer

Pulitzer Prize winner Art Cullen explains

June 16, 2023

Three Ways to Stop the Pollution of Iowa’s Water

A University of Iowa researcher has a solution to the decades-long degradation of the state's water quality

June 4, 2023

A USDA Pilot Project Funds Vermont Farmers Who Practice Sustainable Grazing

"It’s a lot easier to participate in these kinds of programs when there’s money in the checkbook," says dairy farmer Guy Chioniere

April 30, 2023

Back to the Land in the Ozarks

Since 1978, Kay and Ted Berger have forgone the amenities of "civilization" and built a life as Ozark farmers

April 28, 2023

The Labor Department’s Program To Protect Farmworkers Is in Disarray

For 50 years, the Monitor Advocate System has set out to prevent unsafe housing, wage theft and other abuses. It now faces chronic understaffing and a lack of outreach.

Sky Chadde & Johnathan Hettinger, Investigate Midwest
April 26, 2023

Helping Midwest Farmers Go Organic

The region is becoming a “hotbed” for organic agriculture

March 23, 2023

Farmers Demand Congress Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill

Illinois growers attend the Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience in Washington and lobby members of Congress

March 14, 2023

Don’t Let Your Food Waste Become Sewage Sludge

The solid waste industry is greenwashing food waste-to-sewer programs

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