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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The end of summer marks the unofficial end of the algae outbreak season. Warmer states like California and Florida see outbreaks fouling lakes, rivers and other bodies of water year-round, but for most of the country, outbreaks stop when the weather turns colder.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The White Earth Reservation, in Minnesota, where I was born and live, was created in 1867 by a treaty between the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the U.S. government. The original reservation boundaries consisted of 837,000 acres. But over time, poor federal planning and fraudulent land grabs whittled our tribal land down by 90 percent.

Friday, October 9, 2020

While visiting Wisconsin last year, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said farmers should “get big or get out.” The Trump administration’s bailout program seems designed to do just that.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thirty-three members of Congress and their immediate family members collected a total of nearly $16 million in federal farm subsidies between 1995 and 2020, according to updated data from EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The largest and wealthiest U.S. farm businesses received the biggest share of almost $33 billion in payments from two subsidy programs – one created by the Trump administration to respond to the president’s trade war and the other by Congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to updates to EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database.

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