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Tracing regenerative farming to its Indigenous roots

Tracing regenerative farming to its Indigenous roots

In her new book, Liz Carlisle shows that carbon can be stored in the soil if we adopt ancestral land management strategies, many of which are held by communities of color.
Op-ed: One year in, where Vilsack's USDA stands on 10 key measures

Op-ed: One year in, where Vilsack's USDA stands on 10 key measures

In the first year of his second stint as Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack has made some progress on important issues, but there are other areas where the department is lagging.
Can farm collectives challenge Big Ag?

Can farm collectives challenge Big Ag?

The pandemic gave co-ops, food hubs, and community agriculture a boost, but keeping the momentum going will require help from policy-makers.
Journalist-turned-cattle farmer Beth Hoffman on the impossible math of starting a farm
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Journalist-turned-cattle farmer Beth Hoffman on the impossible math of starting a farm

The author of ‘Bet the Farm’ talks about becoming a new farmer in middle age, the huge barriers to entry, and preparing for climate change.
How gleaning could reshape the farm economy
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How gleaning could reshape the farm economy

A Vermont nonprofit is connecting independent farms with buyers and distributors, reducing food surplus and working to eliminate food insecurity.
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A small farm is fighting racism in farming and climate change

A small farm is fighting racism in farming and climate change

Leah Penniman is teaching people of color to work the land without tilling and pesticides that harm the land and air. Hundreds are on a waiting list to learn.
Bailouts not enough to keep ginseng farmers in Wisconsin afloat
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Bailouts not enough to keep ginseng farmers in Wisconsin afloat

Sitting at the nexus of trade wars, bailouts, and elections, farmers in the state—which produces 95 percent of the country’s ginseng crop—are struggling to survive.
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