Since 1986, when the first edition of the book Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor was published, we’ve seen some positive developments like the growth of organic farming and more emphasis on sustainability. But many of the problems of 1986 remain.Read More...
The bill, introduced by member of Congress serving a rural Maine district, supports existing USDA programs to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
The jury found Monsanto and BASF engaged in a “conspiracy to create an ecological disaster to increase profits,” among other counts of negligence.
The bulk of the proposed cuts target nutrition and food security programs. Farm, conservation, and rural development are also on the block.
German agribusinesses Bayer and BASF have blamed weather and human mistakes for the damage the weed killer has caused to nearby crops.
Four months after the 2019 flood, a jon boat can be just as useful as a tractor for Richard Aulner. His South Dakota farm still has vast sections under water. “One inch of rain, and we could be back in the same boat we were in before,” he…
What do you call four corporations in a basement? Eighty-five percent of the meat market. Sonny Perdue jokes about whiny farmers, but there’s nothing funny about how a few corporations control prices for both consumers and farmers.
Researchers believe rural America may be the key to some of the most effective climate change mitigation practices. Among the proposed initiatives are increasing soil health and sequestering carbon, renewable energy and energy efficiency…
Taxes on farmland bear little to no relationship to productivity and other economic measurements. Farmers in Nebraska, which ranks third in farmland tax revenue nationally, push back.