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Politics and Food: A Conversation with Slow Food in Brazil

POLITICS AND FOOD: A CONVERSATION WITH SLOW FOOD IN BRAZIL

What is the link between food and politics? As activists defending agroecological practices and fighting for the recognition and promotion...

Can Organic Farming Grow in New York's Fertile Black Dirt Region?

CAN ORGANIC FARMING GROW IN NEW YORK'S FERTILE BLACK DIRT REGION?

As farmer Shayna Lewis made her way out to one of Dirty Boots Farm's three fields to pick okra, she used her bucket to push aside knee-high...

 
 
 
Farm Conservation Practices are Profitable. But Will Lenders and Insurers Step Up?

FARM CONSERVATION PRACTICES ARE PROFITABLE. BUT WILL LENDERS AND INSURERS STEP UP?

For the last 15 years, Justin Knopf has opted out of tilling the soil on his farm. More recently, his family's operation-4,500 acres...

Fire and Agroforestry Are Reviving Traditional Native Foods and Communities

FIRE AND AGROFORESTRY ARE REVIVING TRADITIONAL NATIVE FOODS AND COMMUNITIES

This article was published in partnership with Mongabay , the global conservation news website. Frank Lake stoops beside a low-growing...

 
 
 
Navajo Beef Brings Traditional Practices and Modern Business to Ranching

NAVAJO BEEF BRINGS TRADITIONAL PRACTICES AND MODERN BUSINESS TO RANCHING

On the 14-R Ranch, there are considerably more cattle than people. Just north of Sanders, Arizona-population 3,716-about 2,000 head...

Long Meadow Ranch Takes a Full-Circle Approach to Farming in Wine Country

LONG MEADOW RANCH TAKES A FULL-CIRCLE APPROACH TO FARMING IN WINE COUNTRY

Visitors to St. Helena , Napa Valley's chic epicenter, frequently stop at the Farmstead , a restaurant, cafe, farmstand, and general...

 
 
 
Meet the ‘Fanatic' Breeding Colored Cotton, Growing Heirloom Wheat, and Building Soil Carbon

MEET THE ‘FANATIC' BREEDING COLORED COTTON, GROWING HEIRLOOM WHEAT, AND BUILDING SOIL CARBON

For the last 20 years, Sally Fox has operated a 160-acre biodynamic farm in the Capay Valley of Northern California. Just past the...

Healthy Soil is Ground Zero for Environmental Justice in Farm Communities

HEALTHY SOIL IS GROUND ZERO FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN FARM COMMUNITIES

In California's San Joaquin Valley-home to many of the nation's largest fruit, nut, and vegetable operations-agricultural soils have...

 
 
 
The Grazing Expert Helping Farmers Build Resilient Ecosystems

THE GRAZING EXPERT HELPING FARMERS BUILD RESILIENT ECOSYSTEMS

Vermont-based livestock grazing consultant Sarah Flack remembers being captivated by insects crawling in the soil when she was a child...

Growing California Rice and Almonds Against the Grain

GROWING CALIFORNIA RICE AND ALMONDS AGAINST THE GRAIN

In his now-weathered, century-old diary, Manuel Fonseca penned an entry in Portuguese about the many challenges he faced as a new immigrant...

 
 
 
Burkina Faso is Not the World's Guinea Pig

BURKINA FASO IS NOT THE WORLD'S GUINEA PIG

Concerned over the development of genetically modified organisms, Burkina Faso's civil society and the Citizens' Collective for Agroecology...

La Finca del Medio in Taguasco

LA FINCA DEL MEDIO IN TAGUASCO

It may seem like just another entry to the list of stories about the sometimes-exaggerated fantasy of the Cuban countryside, but it...

 
 
 
Behind the Rise and Fall of Growing Power

BEHIND THE RISE AND FALL OF GROWING POWER

Will Allen is a beloved figure. The former professional basketball player and founder of the Milwaukee-based nonprofit Growing Power...

This Revolution Will Be Farmed

THIS REVOLUTION WILL BE FARMED

A long-bearded, bespectacled Nathan Kleinman is standing inside a hoophouse in Southern New Jersey he proudly announces he got for...

 
 
 
Hunting for the Ancient Lost Farms of North America

HUNTING FOR THE ANCIENT LOST FARMS OF NORTH AMERICA

Adventurers and archaeologists have spent centuries searching for lost cities in the Americas. But over the past decade, they've started...

Trump Budget Would Undo Conservation Gains on Farms and Ranches

TRUMP BUDGET WOULD UNDO CONSERVATION GAINS ON FARMS AND RANCHES

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the 2018 Farm Bill -a comprehensive food and agriculture...

 
 
 
Are Black Walnuts Ready to Boom?

ARE BLACK WALNUTS READY TO BOOM?

The first car arrives over two hours before the hulling station officially opens in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. By the time that Renee...

Can the Leopold Center be Saved?

CAN THE LEOPOLD CENTER BE SAVED?

Nearly a year ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture , one of the country's preeminent research centers for sustainable...

 
 
 
A Queer, Female Entrepreneur is Taking Back Turmeric for Indian Farmers

A QUEER, FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR IS TAKING BACK TURMERIC FOR INDIAN FARMERS

Sana Javeri Kadri is a 24-year-old queer immigrant woman of color. And as far as she is concerned, that has everything to do with how...

‘Eat Less Meat' Ignores the Role of Animals in the Ecosystem

‘EAT LESS MEAT' IGNORES THE ROLE OF ANIMALS IN THE ECOSYSTEM

Given the concerns over resource-intensive industrial meat production, you'd think the resounding message would be, “don't buy cheap...