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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On Smaller Farms, Including Or...

Dec 5, 2014 by

[Translate] Agriculture...

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local...

Nov 13, 2014 by

[Translate] From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new...

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Could small, biodiverse farms ...

Jun 20, 2014 by

[Translate] Ian UmedaChris Kobayashi (right), her husband Dimi Rivera (extreme left), and a friend harvest taro on their 10-acre farm...

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California Farmers: Drill, Bab...

Apr 2, 2014 by

California is locked in an epochal drought…

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NASA PACIFIC GRIM!

Feb 21, 2014 by

In new Pacific trade talks leak…

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The secret ingredient to slow ...

Feb 18, 2014 by

Growing regional food systems.

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Food hubs: Sustainable agricul...

Feb 6, 2014 by

Make regional food systems more sustainable.

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USDA Chief Tom Vilsack: Climat...

Feb 6, 2014 by

Unveiling a new effort to coordinate the government’s response…

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SOTU: President’s Base O...

Jan 29, 2014 by

Over 550 labor, environmental, family farm…

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13 Ways to Change the Food Sys...

Dec 27, 2012 by

These are resolutions that the world can’t afford to break with nearly one billion still hungry…

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The year in food and farming

Dec 27, 2012 by

It’s been quite a year for food and farming coverage here at Grist.

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How Walmart is devouring the f...

Dec 1, 2012 by

One out of every four dollars Americans spend on groceries goes to Walmart…

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Smooth as Silk: How big brands...

Nov 9, 2012 by

If you drink soy milk, odds are high that you drink Silk.

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