The political goal of handouts is another example of how Trump thinks he can throw around billions of dollars, seized by the government through taxes, to get whatever he wants.
The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing agriculture products from red states that voted for Trump. False.
The farm bill represents an unholy alliance between lawmakers looking to give wealthy farmers more subsidies and lawmakers looking to expand food stamps.
A journalist chronicles the experiences of one Nebraska farmer and his daughter, as they seek to keep their six-generation family farm alive.
If the reporter had spent a little more time researching the topic or speaking to more than one farmer, she’d realize soil health has long been a focus — even an obsession — among farmers.
Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s family farmers are eligible for the federal estate tax—but that doesn’t mean it’s a popular or profitable tax.
A new agricultural sustainability program seeks to offer a ‘cleaner’ version of current farming methods. But is that really going to be enough?
And more U.S. universities and colleges should offer them internship credit for it.
Tom Colicchio is rounding up his foodie friends, who were pals with the Obamas but now marginalized by the GOP, to fight Congress over the 2018 Farm Bill,
In one of his first acts as President Trump’s new secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced modest changes to Michelle Obama’s flawed school lunch program.
Sonny Perdue was raised on a farm in the deep south, rose to power in Georgia politics, and is no stranger to powerful agribusinesses.
It may well be the Platonic Ideal of Butter. But folks in Wisconsin will never know because some apparatchik on the sixth floor of the Department of Agriculture has not yet spoken.
Current farming methodologies aren’t just bad for land, community, and ecology—they’re increasingly bad for business. Something’s gotta give.
Both presidential candidates support Big Ag to the detriment of small family farmers.
It was a perfect day at the fair, and it was all punctuated by the glow of our vegetary victory. Alas, all this glory was to end in sadness.
Americans will collectively spend an estimated $2 billion on peanuts this year before even breaking open a shell.
The U.S. government taxes butter to allow American farmers to charge American consumers higher prices. This kind of protectionism is to blame for high food prices, cronyism, and economic waste, explains a new paper.
House Republicans propose reducing—not eliminating—the number of middle-class families who get taxpayers to pay for their kids’ school lunches. Democrats go wild.
Iowa is America’s largest pork producer. So prisons will serve pork, even if prisoners don’t want it.
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