Irrigating Crops with Wastewater May be the Future of Farming

By using recycled wastewater as irrigation in agriculture, some farmers are hoping to mitigate the pressures of worsening droughts.

Being a Good Farmer and Neighbor With Niman Ranch

Through sustainable practices, Niman Ranch Farmers Cody and Morgan Wickerham are farming for a better food system for today and the future.

Bigger Is Not Always Better: Farming and Sustainability with Niman Ranch

A Niman Ranch farmer for 20 years, Dale Koestler explains what the network means to him and how it has allowed him to continue his sustainable practices even as the farming landscape changes around him.

Reclaiming Mafia Assets for the Common Good

Libera Terra, born out of Italian anti-mafia legislation, works to reestablish confiscated Mafia assets and farmland to create socially just sustainable communities.

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.

Niman Ranch Family Farmers Give Back to the Land and Their Community

In this month’s Niman Ranch Farmer Friday Feature, Food Tank talks with Chad and Tammy Ingels family about multi-generational farming, sustainable agriculture, and community engagement.

More Than a Farmer Network, Niman Ranch Is a Family

In the 20 years since Penny and Dean Janousek became a part of the Niman Ranch network, their commitment to sustainable farming has never wavered.

Niman Ranch Farmers Raise Family to be Stewards of the Land

Niman Ranch family farmers, Brice and Melanie Hundling, offer insight into their sustainable farming.

A Love for Farming that Spans Generations — And Continents

For Niman Ranch farmer Jeanne McCormack, sheep farming is not just a job but a way of life that spans generations and continents.

COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply: Big Lessons from the World’s Small Farms

Successes in farming communities from Nepal to Guatemala hold lessons for those in the U.S. who see small-scale farms as one way to build resilience. Though each success story is different, the communities often share three commonalities.