Large-Scale Farming

Opinion | Why Talk of Regenerative Agriculture Should Include Pesticide Reduction

Soil carbon sequestration is becoming a topic for farmers and politicians alike—but which conversations will distinguish sustainability from trend?

Restaurants Are Helping to Drive Carbon Farming Practices

By donating a portion of each diner’s check, restaurants can help fund the implementation of carbon farming practices, which can be a key driver in the fight against climate change.

Opinion | New Study Shows Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids Build Up in Environment

According to Henderson, neonicotinoids are a downstream, destructive solution to pest problems—to protect healthier crops, farmers should look upstream.

Preventing Food Loss with Packaging

There is an ongoing revolution in food packaging technologies. Can small-scale farmers take advantage of these advances to reduce post-harvest food loss?

Opinion | 2020 Democratic Candidates on Key Food and Agriculture Issues

Given that the food sector currently generates nearly one-third of all climate-change emissions, we need a Democratic candidate who will transition our food system away from industrial agriculture.

Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security

Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.

In Immokalee, Food Provides A Platform for Future Professionals

Yvelande Astreide, Office Manager of Taste of Immokalee, talks about the reverberation effects of the entrepreneurship program: professional development for high school students and community support for farmers.

A “Blue Card” Can Provide Protection for Farm Workers

Undocumented farm workers, who toil in dangerous conditions to grow the food that allows U.S. citizens to live healthy lives, are unable to access health themselves. A “Blue Card” bill could change that.

Opinion | Can a 200 Year Old Farm Pivot from Cash Crops to Ancient Grains?

The Smiths have been growing corn and soybeans for nearly 200 years. With prices continuing to fall in 2015, they tried growing teff, an ancient grain from Ethiopia.