Farmer Co-Ops Are Giving Latinx Communities Room To Grow

By Victoria Bouloubasis, Civil Eats. -

On Sundays, Edith Alas Ortega travels 20 minutes from her home to a farm field in Henderson County, North Carolina, and takes a deep breath. “There’s a mental and physical healing that happens [...]

Race, Poverty, Farming And A Natural Gas Pipeline

By Brett Chase, Inside Climate News. -

Five years ago, the mayor of Hopkins Park, a Black, rural community in Kankakee County, Illinois, argued for building an immigration detention center there to boost the economy. The people who [...]

For Small Farms Surviving The Pandemic, Co-ops Are A Lifeline

By Lisa Held, Civil Eats. -

Ian Colburn, Zoey Fink, and Casey Holland all operate small, diversified farms in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The farmers already had plants in the ground in March when they realized [...]

Pasture Cropping – The Innovative No-Kill, No-Till System

By Andre Leu, Regeneration International. -

Regenerative agriculture is a global farming revolution with rapid uptake and interest around the world. Five years ago hardly anyone had heard about it. It is in the news nearly everyday now. [...]

Add Atmospheric Drying To Climate Change Toll

By Max Martin, Toronto Star. -

Drier air brought on by climate change could put a dent in crop yields, triggering smaller and slower-growing plants, a new study says. “Globally, the atmosphere is drying as the climate warms [...]

How ‘Big Ag’ Ate Up America’s Small Farms

By Bedabrata Pain, Times of India. -

The roads were icy and the wind biting cold as we started our 10,000-km journey through the heart of America one January morning. Sristy Agrawal, Rajashik Tarafder — young physicists pursuing [...]

Train A Woman To Farm, And The Community Will Eat

By Rita Otu, Organic Without Boundaries. -

There is no shame in farming, there is only shame in biting the hand that feeds you. Farmers for a long time have been looked down upon and yet they are an essential group. Constantly working [...]

Why The United States Is Criminally Attacking Venezuela’s Gasoline Supply

By La Iguana, Orinoco Tribune. -

According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, the US government is attacking the gasoline supply to Venezuelan aiming at its agricultural sector and so attacking [...]

Colombian Farmers Continue Push Against Mining, For Peace

By Sandra Cuffie, Towardfreedom.org -

“What we have has cost us a lot of sweat,” said Ariel Velásquez, as an iridescent green hummingbird flitted between the flowers outside his home in search of nectar. “We don’t want mining in our [...]

Three Steps For Building A Million-Person Food Citizen Force

By Anthony Flaccavento, Organic Consumers Association. -

Americans cherish the “family farm.” Most are also happy to be able to buy local foods at farmers markets, grocers or their favorite restaurants. In the marketplace, consumers are sending the [...]

How One Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

By Lindsay Campbell, Modernfarmer.com -

Carrie Golden believes the only reason she’s diabetes free is that she has access to fresh, locally grown food. A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was [...]

Regenerating The Human Story

By Tracy L. Barnett, Esperanzaproject.com -

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — Like so many other children of Mexican farm families, Azucena Cabrera’s father moved to the city to earn a living, becoming an electrician and a plumber to support [...]

The Average U.S. Farm Is $1,300,000 In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us

By Michael Snyder, Endoftheamericandream.com -

We haven’t seen anything like this since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Leading up to this year, farm incomes had been trending lower for most of the past decade, and meanwhile farm debt [...]

100 Years Ago, Farmers And Socialists Established The Country’s First Modern Public Bank

By Thomas M. Hanna and Adam Simpson, Inthesetimes.com -

One hundred years ago July 28, a bank in Bismarck, N.D., opened its doors for the very first time. This would have been an unremarkable event, likely lost to history, except for the fact that it [...]

The 9-Percent Lie: Why Are The USDA And EPA Hiding The Fact That Half Of All US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Come From Industrial Food, Farming And Land Use?

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great [...]

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