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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Farms, Food

It’s Time To Put Food Policy Back On The Table

The farm crisis has not gone away, though hundreds of thousands of farm families have. The economic devastation in farm country continues unabated as agribusiness profiteers, Wall Street speculators, urban sprawlers, and corrupted political elites squeeze the life out of farmers and rural America.

February 16, 2017

Farmers Resist EPA Rule To Promote Clean Waters

Farm interests are pushing against a recently finalized federal water rule after an analysis by a trade group concluded that the rule “creates even more risk and uncertainty” for those who work the land.

June 16, 2015
Crops, Frutis, Vegetables, Groceries, California, Winter, Global Warming, Mega Drought, Farmers, Agriculture, Harvests

Those Rising Vegetable Prices? Blame California’s Warm Winters

Droughts and unseasonably warm winters are disrupting the prices of many California-grown crops.

May 14, 2015
Money, Politics, Estate Tax, Death Tax, Property, Inheritence, Small Business, Republicans, Farmers, House of Representatives

Why Republicans Want A Bigger U.S. Estate Tax Repeal Than Ever

“The first full House vote on estate tax repeal in ten years would reaffirm Republicans’ position to kill what they have long labeled the ‘death tax.'”

April 13, 2015

‘Guerrilla Farming’ Takes Off

A new generation of farmers is having trouble finding large, affordable plots of land to buy and use for their farms.

November 10, 2014

Immigration Crisis At Border Afflicts Heartland Harvest

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The heated tempers of the nation’s border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock on […]

August 18, 2014