In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing. By working together, members also create larger combined quantities of elderberries for processing.
On-farm investment in agriculture has doubled over the past 20 years and as a result agricultural production has grown rapidly. But the bad news is that the key conditions that made these investments viable are deteriorating, and rapidly.
From reduced food inspections to a lapse in services for farmers, the shutdown’s effects are hitting more than just furloughed workers across the country.
On Food Talk, Chief Growth Officer Jeff Tkach talks about convincing farmers to transition to regenerative organic agriculture: starting early with mentorship and training programs.
A small farmer in Eastern Kenya is unifying thousands of farmers throughout Kenya using social media to address their plight, and provide a platform to learn from one another.
Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning expose the realities of the San Diego labor force and how union organizations help relieve daily financial struggles for minimum wage workers.
Experts in agriculture, artificial intelligence, and technology sit down to discuss the current and future role of tech in agriculture. Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack opens the discussion.