Livestock

Gene Baur Talks Farm Animals In Crisis

“Government policies and laws are very important – and have enabled an inefficient system – and that has to change.”

Bob Martin Talks About Citizen Eaters and COVID-19

“I do think food is kind of the social issue of our time, when we’re not worried about being wiped out by novel flu virus”

Supporting Organic Farms at the Market and the Bank

Raya Carr, Events Coordinator and Shepherdess at Mint Creek Farms, shares new ways that we as consumers and investors can support local organic farmers, and those who want to start their own farms.

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health

A new study reveals significant links between agroforestry and holistic health in sub-Saharan Africa. While the outcomes of agroforestry are determined by ecology, tree species and tree management, new findings present benefits for both human and planetary health.

A Grandson Continues the Family Legacy at Palmquist Farms

Austin Palmquist discusses his role as a young farmer with Niman Ranch and motivation for sustainably raising 400 hogs annually in this week’s Farmer Friday feature.

Miyoko’s Kitchen: Leading the Dairy Revolution

When asked why she uses a political term like revolution to discuss cheese, Miyoko answers matter-of-factly, then elaborates connecting all of the political decisions that get made to take a glass of cow’s milk from subsidy to table.

Proposed Bill May Aide Small-, Medium-Sized Farms

Senator Cory Booker’s Farm System Reform Act legislation may shake-up CAFOs and provide a fair living to family-led farms. 

The Dairy Revolution: Vegan CEO Working to Help Dairy Farmers

“We can revolutionize by helping farmers transform their dairies into new enterprises and then we’re helping ourselves and we’re helping them. We’re helping the world.”

We’re Too Close to the Edge of Planetary Boundaries, Says Walter Willett

Alex Sammon, author, and Walter Willett of EAT-Lancet and Harvard host an inter-generational conversation about transforming diets to protect the planet’s boundaries.

Supporting the Next Generation of Farmers: Crile Farms and Niman Ranch

In this month’s Farmer Friday Feature with Niman Ranch, Raeanna Crile, a young Iowan farmer, talks family farming and her experience raising hogs at Crile Farms.