Op-Ed

When Climate Change Was Part of the Farm Bill

Last month, Congress held initial hearings to inform the 2018 Farm Bill. Agriculture Committee members heard about the struggling farm economy, crop insurance, and rural development. One issue that wasn’t discussed, despite its profound impact on farmers, is climate change. Both Republican House and

It’s Time We Get Serious About Organic Farming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. Ken Cook of the EWG says there is a lot that can be accomplished if the agricultural community pools its resources and app