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The largest factory farms that are bad for farmers, the environment and public health keep growing in number, according to new data the Department of Agriculture released today.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently pleaded with Congress to reform farm policies to serve the “many and the most,” not the few, citing data showing family farms lagging behind their bigger...
All farmers and ranchers – regardless of what they grow or where they live – can participate in Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
The Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, set aside $19.5 billion for agricultural conservation programs that pay farmers to implement conservation practices that reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas...
Federal Crop Insurance Program reforms can help farmers adapt to climate crisis and cut taxpayer costs
Farmers both contribute to the climate crisis – they’re responsible for producing at least 11 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions – and can also be devastated by its harmful effects, with extreme...
Corn Belt farmers could dramatically reduce nitrous oxide emissions with a handful of conservation practices
This week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made ending food assistance for many hungry people one of his demands for raising the debt ceiling.
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.