Sarah Graddy

Communications Director

Sarah Graddy leads EWG’s media relations and strategy on water, agriculture and natural resources. She has more than 16 years of experience as a science communicator telling compelling stories about natural resources and environmental issues in the nonprofit and public sectors.

External Publications

In The News

Like the first round of taxpayer-funded largesse, we expect the second iteration of this boondoggle to line the pockets of the already wealthy.

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Sarah Graddy
Politico

Despite all the impacts we saw last year, nothing’s really changed. The concern is we will see something that happened with Florence where dozens and dozens of swine operations overflowed and or breached.

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Sarah Graddy
Bloomberg

The barns were [identified] from satellite and USDA imagery. Waterkeeper made site visits to confirm a sample of them.

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Sarah Graddy
Feedstuffs

Unfortunately, President Trump’s farmer bailout program is not necessarily helping the farmers most threatened by his escalating trade war. In fact, USDA data show that, so far, more than 1,000 city dwellers have received bailout money and the top 10 percent of all bailout recipients have received 68 percent of all funds.

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Sarah Graddy
WCCO

These numbers match trends EWG has been tracking for years, which indicate that federal farm subsidies tend to benefit the largest, most financially secure farmers – or those who have a financial interest in a farm but may never set foot on it, let alone drive a tractor.

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Sarah Graddy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

These numbers match trends EWG has been tracking for years, which indicate that federal farm subsidies tend to benefit the largest, most financially secure farmers – or those who have a financial interest in a farm, but may never set a foot on it, let alone drive a tractor.

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Sarah Graddy
Des Moines Register

He’s throwing taxpayers’ dollars at a problem he created with tariffs and the trade war with China. This is not a program aimed at protecting small farms from losses or from going out of business.

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Sarah Graddy
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

It’s so much cheaper to prevent the pollution than cleaning it up on the drinking-water side.

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Sarah Graddy
Cedar Rapids Gazette