After inheriting his family’s deep respect for the land and animals, Jake Beeler faced financial hardship and struggled to maintain his farm. But a network of family farmers has helped him develop a sustainable business.
Three Years into the United Nations Decade of Family Farming: Lessons and Opportunities
The Decade of Family Farming was established to empower family farmers and rural communities while promoting food system reform. What has it accomplished so far?
A Network for Independent Family Farmers: “It’s Like a Family”
Niman Ranch’s network allows farmers to maintain their independence while receiving critical resources and support.
A Market for Small-Scale Hog Farmers to Thrive
In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.
Sustainable Hog Farming to Keep the Next Generation On the Land
On Alderland Farm in Iowa, this family of hog farmers is working to raise their livestock sustainably.
Farming Must Be Economically Sustainable
For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.
Memoir Recounts Landmark Case that Helped Save Family Farmers
The book follows Sarah Vogel’s journey in the 1980s as she represented more than 245,000 farmers in a historical lawsuit that radically reformed how the USDA treats farmers.
Senator Booker’s Legislation Aims to Reform U.S. Farm Systems
Senator Booker has drawn a wide range of support from farm advocates, public health and environmental justice groups.
Why Agroecology, not Agribusiness, Will Save Our Food System
The global food system needs transforming. Family farmers can get us there, through agroecology and the equitable use of resources.
New on the Podcast: Marcus Benedetti on the Future of Dairy Farming and Robert Jones on Sustainable Aquaculture
Aquaculture expert Robert Jones of The Nature Conservancy and third-generation owner and CEO of Clover Sonoma dairy company, Marcus Benedetti discuss sustainable farming and the future of our food system.