Regenerative Organic Systems Perform Better Beyond the Field—Jeff Tkach

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.

Uniting African Farmers Through Social Media

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.

Fireside Chat with San Diego’s Service Industry workers: Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning

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.

A Conversation About Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Food Systems

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.

Alfalfa, Queen of Forages: Reconquering the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

Alfalfa, “queen of forages,” a high-yielding crop with high nutritional quality, could make a big difference in the lives of the rural folk that carve out a living in Inner Mongolia.

How Female Farmers Are Changing the Field

When the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) surveyed more than 3,500 farmers under 40 in 2017, 60 percent of the farmer respondents were women. And in 2012, the USDA Census of Agriculture found that 14 percent of principal farm operators were women, a nearly 300 percent increase since 1978, when it began counting women as farmers.

Twenty-Five Multi-Sector Partners Publish Report on AI and the Food System

A new report, Refresh: Food and Tech, from Soil to Supper, is a new approach to talking about technology’s part in agriculture, playing both good and bad roles in the food system.

“Change the Narrative Around What We Thought About Food,” Says McQuillan

On Food Talk, Thomas McQuillan, Vice President of Strategy, Culture, and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods, talks about how to change the course of food waste.

“Food Has to Be Really Good For Everyone Involved in the Food Chain”

On Food Talk, Sara Brito talks about what better food means for the food system: “to be really good, food has to be really good for everyone involved in the food chain.”

How a Small USDA Program Helps Small Farms and Local Food Economies

A USDA study found businesses that received VAPG grants were significantly more likely to succeed compared to similar businesses that did not, and created more jobs. As U.S. farmers face unique economic challenges, the VAPG program may be discontinued.