Meatpacking Plant Closures Create Continued Economic Hardships for Hog Farmers

Since meatpacking plants closed in response to COVID-19 outbreaks, hog farmers are trying to figure out what that means for them.

We Are All in This Together: Supporting Communities and Farmers Through a Crisis

As a Niman Ranch farmer, Shalen DeBrower highlights how meaningful it is to be a part of a farming community while promoting sustainability.

Holly Rippon-Butler Talks Young Farmers, COVID-19

“We need to make investments for young farmers as a resource for this country”

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.

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.

From the Field to the World: Sustainability Lessons from a Young Farmer

Food Tank speaks with Thomas Parsons, a Niman Ranch member, about his role as a young farmer and advocating for a sustainable food system worldwide from his family’s ranch in southeastern Kansas.

One Generation to the Next: Hamilton Brothers Farm and Family Ranching

For this month’s Farmer Friday, we talk with Richard Hamilton from Hamilton Brothers Farm about multigenerational farming, sustainable ranching, and partnering with Niman Ranch.

Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

We Don’t Want to Be Bigger, We Want Farmers With Values—Niman Ranch’s Jeff Tripician

At Niman Ranch, keeping the family farming tradition alive takes anything but stagnation: General Manager Jeff Tripician describes the farming network’s evolution to better support farming families, young farmers, and rural communities.

Farming Better Isn’t Enough: We Need to Protect Land

Niman Ranch farmers Jan and Steve Petersen are breaking beyond what it typically means to be a farmer, inspiring conservation and sustainable practices in their community.

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