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Farming news and analysis from The Nation
October 26, 2022
How Black Landowners in the South Are Recovering Lost Generational Wealth
and farm consolidation contributed to decades of Black-owned land loss
. In North Carolina, many are fighting to recoup what was lost.
October 25, 2022
Can These Farmers Decolonize the Wine Industry?
In California and beyond, a new generation of winemaker-activists are using hybrid and indigenous grapes to create transformational change.
September 14, 2022
Biden vs. Newsom on Farmworkers’ Right To Vote
In a heated debate over farmworker voting rights, California’s governor refuses to sign a bill to make it easier for workers to win union recognition.
July 15, 2022
There Are Still Things to Love About America
This planet is bigger and more beautiful than nationalism and militarism allow us to see.
June 29, 2022
Food Prices Are Up. A “Bean New Deal” May Be the Answer.
With prices for poultry and beef continuing to rise, the government should ease spending on meat and pay farmers to plant beans.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
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June 27, 2022
Native Growers Can Help the US Meet Its Climate Goals. Will the New Farm Bill Offer Enough Support?
A conversation with Carly Griffith Hotvedt about the Native Farm Bill, traditional Indigenous knowledge, and environmental conservation.
June 23, 2022
Reviving the Bracero Program Is the Wrong Answer for Workers
Not even Biden’s own Labor Department believes that the administration’s proposal to bring in more seasonal farm labor will improve working conditions.
December 14, 2021
Can Farm Collectives Challenge Big Ag?
The pandemic gave co-ops, food hubs, and community agriculture a boost, but keeping the momentum going will require help from policy-makers.
November 10, 2021
Here’s How the Democrats Can Win Back Rural Voters
Democrats have a rural problem. Our party’s failure to even seriously contest—let alone win—statehouses and congressional seats over so much of the electoral map leaves us perpetually behind.
Jane Fleming Kleeb
November 1, 2021
How Thousands of Black Farmers Were Forced Off Their Land
Black people own just 2 percent of farmland in the United States. A decades-long history of loan denials at the USDA is a major reason why.