Large-Scale Farming

    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.

    Wise: We Won’t Feed the World By Giving Up on Small-Scale Farmers

    Timothy A. Wise describes how agribusinesses highjack policy tables, while governments neglect the small-scale farmers with solutions to feed all.

    Ensure Tech for Better Food Says James Collins of DowDuPont, Corteva Agriscience 

    James Collins, COO of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont and CEO-Elect of Corteva Agriscience wants to change the narrative for global agriculture companies, with farmers and consumers at the center of their missions.