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Ag and Trade
The beef industry literally and figuratively reshaped the American landscape. A new book explores the evolution of the cattle business, from the displacement of American Indians, the rise of ranchers, the ascendancy of meatpackers, and its…
Three separate agencies now try to address the complexities of genetically engineered crops with a patchwork of regulations based on outdated legislation. With billions of dollars of crops at stake, we need a better approach.
Chris Dykshorn made the most of running his family farm. But the economic and physical stress of the work took their toll. Now Dykshorn's wife, Amber, is telling her story to raise awareness of the mental-health needs of farmers and their…
After lying fallow for more than a decade, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grants program gets off the ground this year.
Flooding and trade wars have intensified weaknesses that have long swirled under the media's radar. Recent crises remind many of the worst days of the 1980s.
The budget bill also blocks the Department of Agriculture from moving two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region. But the Senate has yet to take up any budget legislation.
JBS, a Brazilian-owned meat packer, has won a quarter of the $300 million the USDA will spend to offset American farmer losses caused by the trade war. USDA's Sonny Perdue says the contracts will help U.S. farmers by supporting prices.
The primary beneficiaries of today’s commercial food production system are corporations. The farm crisis offers us a chance to change.
The Trump administration has weakened legal protections for farmers and eased off enforcing rules on powerful meat companies.