Big Ag Monopolies Have Stifled Small Farmers. 2020 Democrats Want to Break Them Up.
When a few agribusinesses have all the power, one choice by them can determine the course of a farmer's entire production. Will 2020 change that?
The Trump Administration Will Pay Farmers $16 Billion for Its Trade War
The announcement comes amid criticism of farm subsidies, which exceed revenue Trump has taken in from tariffs on Chinese imports.
The USDA Gives Fewer Loans to Women and Minority Farmers, a Government Watchdog Finds
Women and minority farmers and ranchers receive disproportionately less credit than their white male counterparts.
The Oil Industry and Environmentalists Form an Odd Alliance Against Trump on Ethanol
It could be years before farmers see any gains from the rollback of E15 restrictions—or before oil interests and environmental groups see any losses.
'The Fields Are Washing Away:' Midwest Flooding Is Wreaking Havoc on Farmers
Historic flooding this year is setting back planting season. Climate change will force farmers to adjust to similarly brutal weather events in the future.
The Trump Administration Promised to Help Farmers. These Chicken Farmers Say It Has Not Delivered.
Many farmers thought that President Donald Trump would be better for their livelihoods than his predecessor, but now they say things have only gotten worse.
Women Own Half the Farmland in America. They Don't Earn Half the Profits.
Here's we know about women in agriculture in 2019.
Trump's Plan to Bail Out Farmers During the Trade War Could Backfire
Corn and soybeans—the crops that have been hardest hit by the tariffs—are typically used for animal feed, not human consumption.
Viewfinder: Farmers in Germany Fear Possible Summer Drought
The photographer lets soil the texture of dry sand slip through his fingers at a farmer's field on April 25th, 2019, near Liebenwalde, Germany.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
Will Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Agribusiness Help Small Farmers?
The presidential candidate proposes to fight industrial agriculture through reforms on mergers, checkoff programs, right-to-repair, and country-of-origin labels.
Trump's Trade War Has Hurt Midwestern Farmers. Now, They're Fighting Back.
A soybean farmer explains the challenges facing farmers if Trump's trade war continues.
With Hurricane Michael, Southern Farmers Face a 'New Normal'
Extreme climate events wreak havoc on agriculture, and farmers are trying to adjust—but entrenched industry and government practices may be holding them back.
Viewfinder: Violent Clashes Between Farming Communities in Nigeria
Nigeria is facing an escalation in clashes between farmers and herders over land use and resources that is deepening along religious and ethnic lines.
Viewfinder: Farmers in France Protest Trade Deal Negotiations
A person in a cow costume walks near farmers in their tractors, which block Gustave-Flaubert Bridge in Rouen, France, during a demonstration on February 21st, 2018.