Small-Scale Farming

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.

Musk Is Training Young People to Be In Food–And Love It

Kimbal Musk tells Gabriella Gershenson of the Wall Street Journal about creating opportunities for young people in farming—and disrupting current agricultural practices—with indoor farming.

24 Organizations Finding Food Justice

In honor of World Social Justice Day, Food Tank highlights 24 organizations working to help communities create just food systems

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. 

Opinion | A Food Support System for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

A food support system for Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, beginning with local farmers who grow fruits and vegetables to the local kitchens that cook and serve them, is critical and is bringing hope to Venezuelan families during this refugee crisis.

Wild Crops Boost Food Security in the Sahel

Wild perennial crops, or wild plants that grow all year round, are very resilient to drought in Niger’s Zinder region. Rewild Earth has leveraged that resilience to improve food security for people that otherwise don’t have many food options.

Opinion | How An Innovative Grain CSA Encourages Sustainable Food Systems

An innovative model of Community Supported Agriculture tackles the challenges of small-scale organic farming and food loss in Manitoba, Canada.

Empowering Refugees in Kenya Through Urban Farming

Urban farming can be a livelihood strategy for refugees and host communities living in the Kalobeyei Settlement in northern Kenya.

Hemp Crop Insurance Becomes Available in U.S.

Hemp crop insurance is available to farmers in the United States for the first time, but many farmers will not be taking advantage of it.

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.