Agriculture

the steaks have never been higher

Grass-fed beef sales jumped 40 percent in 2015.

People bought a lot more grass-fed beef last year. The climate implications are ... uncertain.

bog down

The fires of Indonesia aren’t just killing the planet; they’re killing people.

Smoke from the 2015 fires killed over 100,000 people.

merry-go-roundup

EPA weighs in on the cancer risks of controversial pesticide.

The agency found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, likely doesn't cause cancer.

Tech down

How do we get off fossil fuels when we’ve always feared change?

People generally oppose anything that feels too new, which is a problem in a world that needs a lot of innovation.

... till proven guilty

A clear contrast of sustainable and unsustainable farming practices — in 20 seconds!

Video shows the huge difference between no-till and conventional farming.

Climate & Energy

Severe drought in India pushed thousands of farmers to suicide

Why was this drought worse than others? Blame climate change and modernization.

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

subsidie another day

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

Hard row

Democrats say they want to support farmers, but what the heck does that mean?

Everyone wants to preserve family farms, but it's easier said than done.