Small Farms Also Struggle As Restaurants Shut Down Due To Coronavirus

By Lisa Held, Civileats.com -

At Norwich Meadows Farm in upstate New York, Zaid Kurdieh and his wife Haifa grow varieties of vegetables coveted by New York City chefs. If this were a normal week, diners would be enjoying [...]

Brave New World: What You Need To Know About Gene-Edited Farm Animals

By Pat Thomas, Organicconsumers.org -

For decades, the biotech industry has spun a narrative around genetically engineered crops that could be summed up very simply as “jam tomorrow, instead of bread and butter today.” Sustained—and [...]

Inside Brazil’s War On Small Farmers

By Michael Fox, Towardfreedom.org -

The officers and soldiers stepped from their cars. They were armed, masked and wearing brown camouflage uniforms. There were no words. They began to fire. Rubber bullets. Tear gas. The residents [...]

Farm Loan Delinquencies Surge In U.S. Election Battleground Wisconsin

By Jason Lange and P.J. Huffstutter, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin’s community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts with [...]

Organic Farm In W.Va. Imperiled By Gas Pipeline Construction

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

In the four years since finding stakes mysteriously implanted in the ground of their newly acquired farm, Neal LaFerriere and his family have worked as best they could with Mountain Valley [...]

Co-Operative Farms: Past, Present, And Future

Aasa Marshall, Cooperativesfirst.com -

Agriculture’s not an easy industry to break into. Start-up costs can be insurmountable; the cost of land alone puts farming out of reach for those who aren’t already in the sector. Most people [...]

The Co-op Farming Model Might Help Save America’s Small Farms

By Annelise Jolley, Civileats.com -

Across the U.S.—from New England to California—a small but growing movement of farmers is foregoing traditional farm ownership in favor of a cooperative model. In Maine, four Somali Bantu [...]

Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies For Investigation And Rescue That Led To Punishment Of A Utah Turkey Farm

By Glenn Greenwald, Theintercept.com -

SIX ANIMAL RIGHTS activists are facing felony charges, filed on Wednesday by a Utah prosecutor, stemming from an undercover investigation into abusive conditions on a large turkey farm. The [...]

Food Policy Action Plans Broad-Based Opposition To Draft Farm Bill

By Staff, Foodtank.com -

On May 8-9th, 2018, Food Policy Action (FPA) is mobilizing stakeholders from across the United States to voice their united opposition to the draft 2018 Farm Bill released by the House [...]

Fish Farm Protesters Continue Fight Against Industry

By Laurie Hamelin, Aptnnews.ca -

Molina Dawson and Karissa Glendale are vowing to continue their fight against the fish farm industry despite a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that granted injunctions to two companies [...]

First Nations Occupy Fish Farms In British Columbia To Force Action

By Brandon Jordan, wagingnonviolence.org -

By Brandon Jordan for Waging Nonviolence - The sign outside the protest encampment on Midsummer Island in British Columbia, Canada, is a blunt summation of what its inhabitants — indigenous [...]

Pipeline Protest Serves Half Ton Of Sweet Potatoes

By Anne Meador, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Anne Meador of DC Media Group. What could be better for breakfast than sweet potato pie? Employees of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got a free piece of sweet potato pie on their [...]

Is US Farm Policy Creating Another Dust Bowl In Age Of Climate Change?

By Staff, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Staff for Inside Climate News - Over the past decade, farmers in the Great Southern Plains have suffered the worst drought conditions since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. They've battled heat, [...]

Meet Ava: The Chicken I Risked My Freedom For

By Eva Hamer, www.commondreams.org -

By Eva Hamer for Common Dreams - This past summer, I entered a place most Americans - especially those in urban areas - can barely even fathom: a place that sounds innocent, but when you step [...]

Farmers On The March

By Vijay Prashad, www.mayday.leftword.com -

By Vijay Prashad for Left World - From all parts of the country, Indian kisans will descend upon Delhi on November 24. They are marching as part of a Kisan Sangharsh Jatha, organised by the [...]

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