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Peter Lehner: Big Ag touts its climate strengths, while awash in fossil fuels

Most American farms consume massive amounts of oil and gas. As the climate crisis intensifies, lawmakers must start regulating the industry and holding it accountable for its impact on the air and water.
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With billions in climate cash flowing, companies that burn trash race to rebrand

Incinerators, plastics companies and big agriculture race to position as climate-friendly as billions in federal subsidies flow.

Biogas expansion may compound worker risks

Biogas expansion may compound worker risks

Government incentives are driving larger, more crowded CAFOs—while protections for the workers inside lag behind.
Big agriculture warns farming must change or risk ‘destroying the planet’

Big agriculture warns farming must change or risk ‘destroying the planet’

Report sponsored by some of the largest food and farming businesses finds pace of shift to sustainable practices too slow.

Opinion: Feds need to keep watchful eye on climate-smart grants
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Opinion: Feds need to keep watchful eye on climate-smart grants

USDA recently announced $2.8 billion to get farmers to adopt climate-smart practices.
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Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Big corporations have been playing the misinformation game for a long time, Dave writes.
What the insect crisis means for food, farming—and humanity

What the insect crisis means for food, farming—and humanity

Journalist and author Oliver Milman discusses the findings of his new book, how declining pollinator populations could harm vulnerable communities, and the most promising solutions.
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