Family Farming

With a Guaranteed Market for their Hogs, Farmers Don’t Need to “Get Big or Get Out”

When fifth generation farmer Joe Mickelson transitioned to small-scale diversification, he discovered that raising pigs in the open air was a new—and much more enjoyable—experience. 

Farming Must Be Economically Sustainable

For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.

World Central Kitchen Documentary Shines a Spotlight on Chef José Andrés

A new documentary, We Feed People, shows the evolution of international food relief nonprofit, World Central Kitchen.

For a Hog Farmer in Iowa, Staying Small Isn’t Easy

The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.

Vital Farms: “We’re aligned around something much bigger than selling eggs”

At the Future of Food @ SXSW, Jennifer Gregg says companies need to ask what crew members need and rally behind it, rather than telling them what they need.

The Next Generation of Hog Farming: “I’d Rather Be the Best Farmer than the Biggest Farmer”

Carlson Family Farm gives their hogs plenty of time outdoors so they have the freedom to move and express their natural habits.

Learning a New Way of Farming: “There’s Never a Dull Moment”

Since changing their livestock practices, farmers Benjamin and Bryanna Harner say it is rewarding to see happier, calmer pigs.

Beyond Humane: Raising Pigs to “Express Their Piggyness” at Pastvina Acres

David and Christy Borrowman knew their farm needed to be different from the ones they grew up with.

For a Sustainable Hog Farmer, “There’s Not One Right Way of Farming”

This family farmer believes that all farms can work on implementing practices that support healthy environments.

Senator Booker’s Legislation Aims to Reform U.S. Farm Systems

Senator Booker has drawn a wide range of support from farm advocates, public health and environmental justice groups.

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