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Farming news and analysis from The Nation
May 17, 2017
Can Rob Quist’s Full-Throated Populism Win Back Rural America?
The banjo-playing, cowboy hat-wearing folk singer is battling a tech billionaire—and doing it the Montana way.
March 29, 2017
Students and Farmworkers Are Teaming Up to Boot Wendy’s Off Their Campuses
The effort is part of a national campaign to pressure Wendy’s to improve their labor practices.
March 29, 2017
California Dreaming: Will Scott, Sharecropper’s Son
An interview with the president of the African-American Farmers of California.
October 20, 2016
Letters From the November 7, 2016, Issue
Two hearts beat as one… Fever dreams… Sticking with Stein… And the prize goes to…
October 10, 2016
There’s a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy’s Underway
Organizers want the fast-food giant to agree to worker-friendly supply-chain practices.
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October 3, 2016
Why These Farm Workers Went On Strike—and Why It Matters
Months of strikes and organizing in Washington led to the first U.S. farmworker union in years.
August 1, 2016
Free Trade Is Killing Colombian Labor Activists
Workers attempting to exercise their rights have suffered at least 1,466 threats and acts of violence since the trade deal went into effect in 2012.
July 20, 2016
If You Want to Market a Dangerous Pesticide Without Regulation, Go to the European Union
The EU continues to extend glyphosate’s license, even after the World Health Organization concluded it was “probably a carcinogen.”
July 8, 2016
Democrats Are Not Speaking Loudly Enough to Be Heard in Rural America
The party platform is not aggressive enough in reaching out to voters who could be won over.
June 22, 2016
Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities
If your words and actions make sense to people and honor their experiences, they’ll get behind you. Even in the country.