Midwest

EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. In the Midwest we pursue our mission by working to move agriculture in a more sustainable direction. Farmland dominates the landscape and watersheds in the Midwest. The way that land is used and managed has profound effects on our health through the water we drink and the food we eat.

Farming can actually make water cleaner and the environment healthier. Farms doing exactly that are scattered across the Midwest. We bring a unique combination of remote-sensing, big data and landscape analysis to bear to build pressure to change policy to heal the damage done by poor farming practices and to build excitement about how much healthier the environment could be through often simple changes in the way we farm.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Taxpayer-funded farm subsidies have long been skewed in favor of the richest farmers and landowners. But under the Trump administration, even more money went to the largest and wealthiest farms, further shortchanging smaller, struggling family farms.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Land O’Lakes touts its new agricultural carbon credits market as a “transformational” program rewarding farmers for adopting conservation practices while “incentivizing” corporations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But will it actually help address the climate crisis?

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Friday, January 29, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture, according to news reports. Here is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs

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Friday, December 4, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

EWG News Roundup (11/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

EWG News Roundup (11/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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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.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mike Tauber, a plumber by trade, grew up and now lives on the outskirts of Hackensack, a town of 300 located within 10 miles of 127 lakes in north central Minnesota’s Cass County.

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