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Farming and the Environment

Farming and the Environment

Our food, farms and families are worth protecting. Learn about EWG's Farming and the Environment campaign.

America's wetlands and prairies are being lost and our drinking water and food supplies are contaminated with toxic pesticides, fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics. The productivity of our farmland is being depleted, threatening future generations of farmers.

Many farmers are producing food in ways that protect family farms and the environment. But farm policies are doing too little to reward good stewardship and too much to underwrite unsustainable crop and animal production by the largest and most successful farm businesses.

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EWG Farm Subsidy Database

EWG Farm Subsidy Database

EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database tracks $240 billion in farm subsidies made from commodity, crop insurance, and disaster programs between 1995 and 2011. The database is searchable by zip code, by state and by subsidy program.

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AgMag Blog

AgMag Blog


Stay up to date by reading all of EWG's food and farm policy blogs on AgMag.

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The Case for Conservation

The Case for Conservation

America's farmland is worth protecting. Farmers can do more than producing food and fiber. They can also produce clean air, clean water, and abundant habitat for wildlife.

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The Case for Farm Subsidy Reform

The Case for Farm Subsidy Reform


Unlimited crop insurance subsidies now cost the taxpayer $9 billion a year and overwhelmingly flow to the largest and most successful farm businesses. Unlike other farm subsidies, crop insurance subsidies are not subject to means testing or payment limits.

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Genetically Engineered Food

Genetically Engineered Food


You have the right to know what's in your food.

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Farmers Behind Your Food

Farmers Behind Your Food


Today, a new generation of farmers is producing healthy food in unique ways that protect family farms and the environment. These farmers pride themselves on growing food sustainably and supporting their local community.