How a closed-door meeting show...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Perdue, Vilsack and leading agricultural groups gathered in a Maryland barn to talk about the farm-country issue that dare not speak its name.

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A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Fa...

Nov 21, 2019 by

The damage from the destructive spring flooding in the Midwest has been followed in parts of the country by a miserable autumn that is making a bad farming year worse, with effects that could be felt into next spring.

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Scramble for propane marks Mot...

Nov 5, 2019 by

Months after historic floods ravaged the U.S. Midwest, farmers scrambling to harvest their crops face a new headache: finding fuel to dry their soaked grains.

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Think rural America doesn’t ca...

Oct 29, 2019 by

Anna Claussen grew up on a family farm 20 miles outside of Benson, Minnesota, a town of just over 3,000 souls. She left the farm when she was 18 to pursue her undergraduate degree on the outskirts of Minneapolis, and has lived in the city since.

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‘I’m standing here...

Oct 15, 2019 by

The $144 billion Agriculture Department spends less than 1 percent of its budget helping farmers adapt to increasingly extreme weather.

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The Best Place for Harvesting ...

Sep 5, 2019 by

And the same land can produce loads of food and electricity simultaneously.

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Farmers’ Frustration With Trum...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Peppered with complaints from farmers fed up with President Trump’s trade war, Sonny Perdue found his patience wearing thin. Mr. Perdue, the agriculture secretary and the guest of honor at the annual Farmfest gathering in southern Minnesota this month, tried to break the ice with a joke.

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Farmers hit back after Departm...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Farmers facing record bankruptcies and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s joke about their economic pain during an event in Minnesota last week.

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Nearly 100 percent of Trump fu...

Aug 1, 2019 by

President Trump has made a big deal out of his admiration for farmers, calling them “some of the most incredible people in our country,” and “patriots.” But, based on newly acquired data on federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, his administration may not have been thinking of all farmers — mostly just the rich, white ones.

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Cargill promised to end defore...

Jul 8, 2019 by

In 2014, the world’s largest agribusiness, Cargill, announced it would stop buying palm oil, rubber, and other commodities from farmers who cut down forests to grow their crops.

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The devastation of farm countr...

Jul 3, 2019 by

A massive depression has been building for years across our vast rural expanse, but don’t feel alone if you didn’t know, for most of our media and political establishments have failed to notice, much less inform the general public.

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Somebody Needs To Tell Ohio Fa...

May 24, 2019 by

Why do farmers in Ohio not know about agrophotovoltaics — the disruptive technology developed by Frauhofer Institute in Germany?

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Angry farmers tell CNN that Tr...

May 15, 2019 by

Farmers in Iowa told CNN this week that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is pushing them to the brink – and some said they regretted voting for him in 2016 given what his policies have done to their livelihoods.

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Farmers have a beef with plant...

Jan 22, 2019 by

How we speak can affect how we think ​– and spend. Consider a rancher-led battle over food labels, where ‘plant-based meat’ is either an oxymoron or cutting-edge Earth-friendly cuisine

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Trump’s Big Libertarian Experi...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Does contaminated food smell like freedom?

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Already reeling from tariff wa...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Fourth-generation crop farmer John Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field Tuesday in Baskerville, Va. Because of the government shutdown, Boyd has not received his crucial soybean subsidies.

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Scientists Are Fighting Climat...

Dec 24, 2018 by

“Every little bit helps.”

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Agriculture is a big climate p...

Dec 19, 2018 by

Farmers need to act immediately, he pointed out, if the world hopes to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) of average global temperature rise — the threshold where some of the worst effects of climate change start to present themselves.

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Why Aren’t American Farm...

Oct 9, 2018 by

U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans.

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Nitrogen pollution is a proble...

Sep 6, 2018 by

Some think nitrogen pollution may be the greatest danger we face.

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Big Ag’s ‘World Fo...

Oct 23, 2017 by

[Translate] Food Every year, Monsanto and its biotech allies celebrate destructive, industrialized agriculture. By Katherine Paul /...

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NOW RESIDENTS OF THE U.S.̵...

Jun 22, 2016 by

[Translate] by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Emery Dalesio Manure is sprayed on a North Carolina field.  ...

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SEA SENDS EARLY WARNING OF HEA...

Apr 8, 2016 by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     New York City in the summer. (Bill via Flickr) This piece first...

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SEED BANKS ARE SUPPOSED TO ENS...

Mar 23, 2016 by

[Translate] by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Mari Tefre/ Global Crop Diversity Trust Svalbard Global Seed Vault at night  ...

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