Before government shut the nation down, Americans ate half their meals outside home. The farmers who served restaurants and cafeterias are dumping meat, veggies, and milk. And it’s going to get worse.
‘I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,’ Democrat presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said in 2016. No, he couldn’t.
The U.S. shouldn’t be complacent after winning the first round of the trade war. China is a formidable strategic competitor and will remain so for many years to come.
For the first time in a long time, the United States and China are striking a deal to set up better trade relations for both countries.
The U.S. and China have such different economic and political systems and different sets of values. We may have to settle our differences through other means, beyond a trade agreement.
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.
Immigration hardliners need to confront an awkward reality: mass illegal immigration is driven by big business, and it indirectly benefits us all.
The irony is that if passed, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act would actually be detrimental to bees and other pollinating species, while harming America’s farmers.
Free trade supporters will be disappointed in clauses such as the minimum wage requirement and recognition of bargaining rights. But such clauses appeal to union voters, who like Trump.
It seems almost embarrassing to have to rehearse the case for free trade, but Donald Trump is determined to make us learn it all over again, the hard way.
Anthropology professor James C. Scott’s book, ‘Against the Grain,’ offers an interesting, but ultimately unconvincing, revisionist historical analysis that discounts the role of farming in creating society as we know it.
Ensnared in an international trade dispute between Vietnam and very large U.S. catfish farms are hundreds of small wild-caught catfish producers throughout the United States.
If the EU bans glyphosate, it will set the stage to enact the same regulations here, which could be a devastating blow to American farmers who grow the world’s most abundant supply of grains.
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.
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