Farm Size Matters
Join Grist as we go beyond the farmers market and explore agriculture of the middle in this special series. Trust us – you won’t want to miss a story.
In This Series
Are marijuana regulations weeding out family farmers?
As marijuana becomes a legitimate business, safety regulations and bureaucracy could make life tough for small "craft" growers.
Can cheaper corn change the way we farm?
Corn prices are low and corn planting is, too. Will farmers diversify crops or put land aside as a result?
What one farmer learned from surviving the ’80s farm crisis
Farming changes may be inevitable, but that doesn't make their human cost any easier to bear. You can hear it in this farmer's voice.
These charts show why corn is king
Check out our infographic on corn and subsidies.
Our crazy farm subsidies, explained
Once upon a time, we started subsidizing agriculture.
2 farmers’ stories: The fall and rise of the mid-size farm
A Grist podcast explores the issue of farm loss from the farmer's perspective.
How can we stop farmer suicides?
Even decades after the farm crisis, the profession still has one of the highest suicide rates.
Young, single farmer seeks same — and it’s not easy
To get a real idea of what a farmer's search for love looks like, we had some very candid conversations with six farmers across the country.
Think commodity corn farmers are evil? Meet a few of them
If you actually sit down and talk with a commodity farmer, they start to sound a lot like the typical small farmer -- only with a gazilion times more corn.