We wish presidential candidates were asked these 18 questions about food and agriculture.
Efficient or exploitive? Poultry companies pit chicken farmers against one another in a “tournament” system.
Egg farmers are asking for help to recover from a disease outbreak. Would a bailout fix the problem or make it worse?
Corn prices are low and corn planting is, too. Will farmers diversify crops or put land aside as a result?
Republicans contort themselves in order to champion big-government ethanol support.
In the face of crippling drought across the Corn Belt, Congress is considering funding a disaster aid package with cuts to climate friendly conservation programs.
The Environmental Working Group says climate change activists should be concerned about proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs, which would be the carbon-emissions equivalent of adding 2 million cars a year to America’s roads.
Midwest farmland is more scarred and eroded then previous reports suggested.Photo: Environmental Working GroupBad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the …
Laurie David delivers inconvenient truths on the food system at TEDx Manhattan.Photo: Jason Houston, via FlickerAttending the TEDx Manhattan event on the future of food and farming was a day-long drink from a fire hose of cutting-edge ideas, sobering realities, …