Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: farming

Water hits Wall Street as a futures commodity

“Climate change, droughts, population growth, and pollution are likely to make water scarcity issues and pricing a hot topic for years to come.”

Encourage Congress to ban factory farms

It is time we fight back and support animal welfare, our environment, and what we put on our dinner plates!

Bridging the food-or-energy gap

“This dual use of the land adds a layer of efficiency that wouldn’t be there. You start seeing layer after layer of benefit, benefit, benefit."

A new generation of Black farmers is returning to the land

They are working to repair harm inflicted over the past 400 years, with an eye toward reparations.

How to solve the big problems that small family farms are...

Direct sales and the organic label are not enough to keep family-scale farms viable.

How a black farming community found justice

Shirley Sherrod co-founded New Communities, a Black farming community in rural Georgia. But at one time, she wanted to leave farming far...

US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal

If policymakers can envision a contemporary version of ideas in the original New Deal, a climate-friendly and socially just American agriculture is within reach.

Unfair food pricing is killing family farms and regenerative farming

In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until...

Paying farmers fairly could curb climate change and hunger

Parity is at the core of agriculture’s potential to address overproduction.

Federal court rules EPA must make final decision on potential ban...

"We'll find out in three months if the Trump EPA remains under the tight control of the chemical agriculture industry, or if Administrator Wheeler will finally take his job seriously and ban this brain-damaging pesticide."

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil...

“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

‘Treasonous’ Patriots? Defunct exceptionalism? Inverse MAGA? The right smash-mouths its own perfidy

A cult of empty-headed, arm-waving stunts, as with the "rigged" election, is in the end no more than absurdist tomfoolery.

Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots

The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.