Farmers

Niman Ranch Family Farmers Give Back to the Land and Their Community

In this month’s Niman Ranch Farmer Friday Feature, Food Tank talks with Chad and Tammy Ingels family about multi-generational farming, sustainable agriculture, and community engagement.

New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

Chicago Grant Program Funds Farmers of Color

The Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund is a new grant program that funds farmers of color seeking to support their communities with locally-grown food.

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.

How a Land Trust in Iowa is Combatting Big Ag

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust secures affordable land for farmers so they can grow food sustainably for generations to come.

Niman Ranch Event Highlights Resilience vs. Efficiency in the Food System

In the panel “Resilience vs. Efficiency,” moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, author Michael Pollan, Niman Ranch’s Paul Willis, and Tanka’s Bar Dawn Sherman discuss what resilience looks like in the food system today.

New on the Podcast: Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh explain how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are exposing food workers’ rights abuses. They discuss the protections food workers urgently need.

An Online Platform is Enabling Farmers to Deliver Straight to Consumers

MilkRun, a Portland, Oregon-based company is supporting small, local farmers by enabling them to sell produce safely and directly to consumers’ homes. Founded by farmer and entrepreneur Julia Niiro, MilkRun is an online platform that lets farmers set their own…

15 Organizations and Initiatives Helping to Save the Bees

Contributing author: Leslie Brooks More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Through their pollination, bees not only promote biodiversity, but also secure our food supply.  But one in…

Herbicide Dicamba Banned by U.S. Court of Appeals

“The approved over-the-top use of dicamba and resulting dicamba drift has damaged millions of acres of soybean fields and countless acres of damage to other crops.”