Rural communities are counted on to help feed, clothe, house, and provide energy to a growing global population. From the farm bill to the farmstead, our team is here to keep you up to date on the latest agriculture news.
Public canneries used to cover the countryside, giving gardeners, cooks, and small farmers ready options to preserve homegrown produce. Few remain today, but some local leaders are charting a new, entrepreneurial era in canning.
Even as farms decline across the US, a longer growing season is bringing food security to a state that has long relied on sustenance from afar.
Developers and others have used the complexities of heirs’ property ownership to force the sale of family-owned land, generating wealth for some and a paucity for others. Black Americans on the Southeast Coast who have had less access to courts and legal advice have been the frequent victims.
The fertilizer industry says high fertilizer prices and supply issues can be solved by lifting export restrictions and incorporating different fertilizer application practices. Farmer advocates disagree.
The price of synthetic fertilizer has more than doubled since 2021, causing great stress in farm country.
The same report says the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are doing a better job fighting the power of large corporations to control the agricultural sector.
U.C. Berkeley PhD candidate Margiana Petersen-Rockney studies how climate change messaging – or the lack thereof – by farm service providers affects rural communities.
For family-based farms and ranches to survive and thrive, we must work together to fight for policies and programs that help us all.
Farmers and ranchers say now is the time to stop talking and take action to crack down on monopolies in our farm and food system.
Farmers in the Cerrado savanna in Brazil created healthier pastures. But doing so required more than just training. Hands-on support was also critical.
Do corporations exercise too much power in setting the price at which they buy and sell meat? Two bills would give the federal government more investigative tools and transparency in pricing.
Organizations working to combat hunger call on the USDA to support the expansion of EBT benefits, and support BIPOC farmers.