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Runaway farm subsidies, not SNAP spending, are the real problem
Some people think the biggest problem facing legislators updating this year’s farm bill is that we’re spending too much on feeding too many hungry people.
Will agriculture be America’s leading source of greenhouse gas emissions?
Nearly 20,000 farmers received farm subsidies for 37 consecutive years
Trump USDA farmer bailout funds flowed to Mar-a-Lago neighbor instead
Major USDA conservation program must change to prioritize climate stewardship
How to make climate change a priority in the next farm bill
Next year, Congress will renew the farm bill, which provides funding to our farmers and ranchers. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, annual spending by the Department of Agriculture on farm...
We must expand – and reform – the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program
It’s good news the Inflation Reduction Act will invest $20 billion to reward farmers when they take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
USDA Conservation Stewardship Program could do more to tackle climate emergency
Few states are prioritizing climate with USDA incentive bonus program
Climate change isn’t high priority for $1.2 billion USDA farm stewardship program
It’s time to reform the Conservation Reserve Program – but not for the reason you might think
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was right to reject efforts this week to allow farmers to plow up lands enrolled in the Agriculture Department’s Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, to grow more...
Why is EWG talking about plant-based foods and the climate crisis?
USDA livestock subsidies near $50 billion, EWG analysis finds
Our beef with Big Beef’s bad math
‘Low carbon’ beef: As nonsensical as ‘low cancer’ cigarettes
Can plant-based foods end Big Meat’s monopoly and help the climate?
Meat prices are skyrocketing, in part because just four meat companies control 85 percent of U.S. beef supplies. In response, President Joe Biden this week introduced an action plan targeting...
More meat means more land use and even more greenhouse gases
Don’t believe the meat industry’s claims of embracing sustainability and using less land to produce more meat. Land use, and its associated greenhouse gas emissions, are rising. Plowing grassland and...
Tackling food, farming emissions key to avoiding climate catastrophe
Even if we stopped burning fossil fuels today, greenhouse gas emissions from food and farming could make a climate catastrophe unavoidable.