Herbicide Warfare Against Gaza Farmers

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Portside.org -

Israel’s military propagandists are at it again. A video recently tweeted by COGAT, the bureaucratic arm of Israel’s military occupation, celebrates its efforts to teach Palestinian farmers in [...]

Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms And Regenerative Farming

By Elizabeth Henderson, Truthout.org -

In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until their milk checks arrive. Yet, the recently released census of agriculture [...]

10 Ways Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

By Brie Mazurek, Cuesa.org -

As the largest agricultural producer in the U.S., California is on the frontlines of the fight against climate change. Our state also feels the impacts of climate change acutely through increased [...]

Sharon Treat: Mainers Right To Be Skeptical That USMCA Will Fix Farmers’ Woes

By Staff, Sunjournal.com -

True, NAFTA and other “old trade agreements” hurt farmers and rural economies. It doesn’t follow, though, that the new NAFTA represents a bright new day — and a rebranding doesn’t mean an [...]

Trump Trade War Helps Push Farmers Into Record Number Of Bankruptcies

By Mary Papenfuss, Huffingtonpost.com -

Dairy farmers were counting on China milk buyers before the trade war. “The problem is both nations have stubborn leaders,” an industry analyst said. Hard times for farmers got tougher with [...]

How Climate Change Forces Central American Farmers To Migrate

By Edgardo Ayala, Towardfreedom.org -

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador (IPS) – As he milks his cow, Salvadoran Gilberto Gomez laments that poor harvests, due to excessive rain or drought, practically forced his three children [...]

Small Farmers In Mexico Keep Corn’s Genetic Diversity Alive

By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, Scientificamerican.com -

Like his parents and grandparents before them, Edilberto “Beto” García Cuenca started farming the land when he was just a kid. The descendant of a long lineage of “campesinos”—a Spanish term for [...]

A Trans-Atlantic Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers

By Staff, Agupdate.com -

Foremost Farms USA and Arla Foods, a European dairy cooperative, are in advanced discussions about forming a strategic partnership. Representatives recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding [...]

NAFTA 2.0 Will Help Corporations More Than Farmers

By Anthony Pahnke and Jim Goodman, Counterpunch.org -

President Trump touts NAFTA 2.0, otherwise known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as a boon for farmers.  In theory, opening Canadian markets to more U.S. exports will help farmers [...]

Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More Of The Same

By Staff, Nffc.net -

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the [...]

Angry French Farmers Sow Chinese-Owned Field In Investor Protest

By Staff, France24.com -

Mounted on tractors and wielding flares, angry farmers came from all corners of France to say to Chinese investors: get off our land. More than 100 farmers swarmed on a Chinese-owned field in the [...]

Ugandan Farmers Emerge Victorious After Monthlong Occupation Of UN Office

By Phil Wilmot, Wagingnonviolence.org -

After 37 days of occupying a United Nations office in Gulu, Uganda, 234 farmers, youth, mothers with young babies and elderly men packed their gear into trucks and returned to their homes in Apaa [...]

Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From The Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It

By Char Miller, Theconversation.com -

Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and corn and maintain large herds of cattle and hogs. As the heat [...]

America’s Dairy Farmers Are Struggling And Unsupported

By Debbie Weingarten, Inthesetimes.com -

When Lorraine Lewandrowski drives from her Herkimer County dairy farm to her law office each day, she notices the changes happening across rural upstate New York. “When I grew up here, we had 30 [...]

The Empire Strikes Back Leaving Indian Farmers In The Dirt

By Colin Todhunter, Dissident Voice -

In India, what we are currently witnessing is a headlong rush to facilitate (foreign) capital and the running down of the existing system of agriculture. While India’s farmers suffer as the [...]

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