Will US Farmers Follow India’s Lead?

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

Thousands of farmers in India are braving cold winter temperatures in the outskirts of New Delhi, their tractors and tents blocking traffic along three main roads leading to the capital city, in [...]

Iowa Farm Bankruptcies Continue To Rise, Despite Aid

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette. -

There were 27 farm bankruptcies in Iowa in 2019 — more than double the 13 bankruptcies in 2018, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported. This was despite the $1.58 billion the federal [...]

Indian Farmers Plan To March Into New Delhi

By Anish R., Peoples Dispatch. -

India’s protesting farmers, who have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, have warned of intensifying their agitation if their demands are not met. Farmers’ organizations announced [...]

India’s Farmer Revolt

By Subin Dennis, Tribune Magazine. -

The farmers’ struggle taking place now on the borders of Delhi and its neighbouring states is one of the most important mass agitations that India has seen in its three decades of neoliberal [...]

The Biosecurity Myth That Is Destroying Small Farming

By Lucile Leclair, Counterpunch. -

Chen Yun’s pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected [...]

Food Sovereignty Activists See The Pandemic Crisis As Pivotal For Change

By David Bacon, Food First. -

Disaster brings change, however. Many grassroots organizations and movements are trying to seize the moment to propose alternatives, and in some cases, to begin implementing them. Some are [...]

USDA COVID-19 Farmer Relief Will Leave Out Farmers Most Impacted

By Eric Deeble, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. -

The Trump Administration announced the impending opening of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) farmer aid payments to be delivered by the United States Department of Agriculture [...]

The Generosity Of Agriculture

By Kerry Hoffschneider, Indianz. -

The generosity of agriculture and the potential for farmers, ranchers and all people to act in more selfless fashions can be found amongst the chaos of the times if one looks for it closely [...]

The Great Potato Giveaway

By David Ryder and Christopher Walljasper, Reuters. -

Auburn, Washington - When Tina Yates pulled her truck up to a mall in western Washington state on Thursday, workers waved her past hundreds of cars waiting to pick up free russet potatoes. “You [...]

Day Of Reckoning Dawns For Industrial Livestock Farms

By Mark Heller, E and E News. -

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing livestock farms and grocery stores to consider whether the meat industry is primed for a new way of doing business. Critics of industrial-scale livestock [...]

Groups Urge Mnuchin To Ban Large Agribusinesses From CARES Act Aid

By Friends of the Earth. -

Washington, DC — A coalition of 68 farmer, environmental, and antitrust groups across the country sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today, urging the U.S. Department of the [...]

Midwest Farmers Face Suicide Crisis

By Katie Wedell, Lucille Sherman and Sky Chadde, USA TODAY Network. -

One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned a two-year stretch starting in mid-2015 and shook the village of Georgetown, Ohio, about [...]

‘Frontline Farmers’: Highlights From 50 Years Of Agrarian Activism

By Lois Ross, Rabble.ca -

Depending on the reader's knowledge of agrarian activism in Canada, Frontline Farmers is either an insightful reminder of various campaigns and struggles, or an excellent introduction to [...]

Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Medical Marijuana Business

By Carolyn M. Brown, Blackenterprise.com -

Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states — Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska — and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. [...]

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 [...]

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