Revitalizing Rural Communities Means Supporting Small Farms

Between 1935 and 2023, the number of farms in the U.S. decreased by 72 percent, while the average farm size nearly tripled.

Finding Childcare is Near-Impossible in Rural Communities. Bipartisan Policies Can Fix That.

In the U.S., about three-quarters of farm families have faced childcare challenges over the past five years.

The New Narrative of Rural Communities Has To Put People First, Not Profit

To support thriving rural areas, every part of the food system needs to recognize that people are more important than profit.

Broadband Expansion Benefits a More Resilient Food System

In a recent panel discussion, experts explain why it is essential to promote broadband expansion in rural communities.

A New Policy Platform to Navigate the Intersection of Food and Technology

Food Tank, in collaboration with Refresh Working Group, is introducing a policy platform to help identify best practices when working at the intersection of technology in the food system.

Kathleen Merrigan on Food and Farming in U.S. and the Future of the Country’s Agricultural System

Kathleen Merrigan, Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about the need to support rural communities, young farmers, and the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a new administration.

VeggieRx Is Feeding Central Oregon’s Most Vulnerable Communities

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance’s VeggieRx program aims to encourage sustainable, healthy eating habits among Central Oregon’s most vulnerable communities.

Revitalizing rural economies in South Korea

According to Kyoungsoo Lim, we should devise new ways of selling produce and make more side jobs available for a more liveable rural community in South Korea.

Rural Migration and the Changing Face of Agriculture

Rather than a crisis, the FAO views rural migration as critical for our food system and levelling out global inequalities. Better policies are needed, however, to maximize its benefits while minimizing its harmful effects.

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