Tell Congress That Farmers Count—Take the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey

Take the National Young Farmers Coalition’s survey to let Congress know #FarmersCount.

It’s Time We Get Serious About Organic Farming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. Ken Cook of the EWG says there is a lot that can be accomplished if the agricultural community pools its resources and approves an organic research and promotions program

Chocothon, the Initiative that Seeks to Save Cocoa Production in Ghana

Chocothon, a collaborative initiative for cocoa farmers, kicks off on January 18.

Ambassador Darci Vetter: “Food and agriculture policy are critical”

Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, on February 2, 2017.

150 Years Later, Black Farmers are Still Fighting to Farm

The soil and the streets of black communities hold a deep agricultural tradition that has been disappearing over the past 100 years. Getting back to the land would mean food security for communities that desperately need it.

Technology is Reducing Food Waste: Interview with Copia’s Mike Goldblatt

A for-profit food waste reduction and recovery company based in San Francisco, CA, Copia has the first end-to-end waste reduction and recovery technology available.

Promoting Farmworker Rights and Social Responsibility in the Food System

Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit: Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.

The Future of Food is in Cooperatives

Food Tank had the opportunity to speak with Narendra Varma, founder of Our Table Cooperative, a multi-stakeholder cooperative located in Sherwood, Oregon. Our Table has 58 acres of farmland, a grocery, and numerous farm-based educational opportunities, and the organization incorporates the…

United Nations Approves New Animal Welfare Recommendations

New United Nations recommendations on animal welfare provide progressive guidelines for an industry adapting to scientific discoveries and emerging expectations of consumers.

Next Secretary of Agriculture?

The President-elect has not appointed one of the most important positions in the new administration—the new Secretary of Agriculture. Who do you think should get the job?