While this is a diverse country, the people working on farms and elsewhere in agriculture often don’t reflect the nation’s demographics. Changing that is becoming a priority, in hopes new people will bring fresh ideas to meet some of our food system’s greatest challenges.
A federal investigation and lawsuits over the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million dollars from an obscure Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry add to questions about oversight of a national program funded by fees charged to ordinary farmers and ranchers
A group of Nebraska landowners sued to block the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline from seizing land by eminent domain. They have pledged to revive their fight, as the pipeline plans are revived.
Unstable milk prices that rarely get very high have forced most dairies to grow their herds to make money on volume. Today, farmers with small dairy herds are making up artisan cheeses, which they hope can keep them in business.
Dairy farmers say the makers of plant-based milks – like almond milk, soy milk and a long list of other varieties – are stealing away their customers. And they’d like the federal government to back them up.