The Effects of U.S. Federal Payments on the Agriculture Sector

Farmers face challenges from trade wars, climate change, and COVID-19 but need more than federal payments to be sustainable long term.

Views For 2020: U.S. Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Plans in Food and Agriculture

Food Tank is highlighting the Democratic presidential candidates still in the race and their visions for a brighter future for food and agriculture.

Opinion | The 2018 Farm Bill Battle Lines Have Been Drawn: Here’s What You Can Do

Every four years, a new Farm Bill must be passed by the U.S. Congress. This massive piece of legislation covers many different aspects of food and agriculture in the United States—from nutritional assistance for low-income communities to subsidies for farmers to conservation of natural resources.

Camel Meat: From the Australian Outback to the American Midwest

Over the last twenty years, an spike in immigration from Somalia has had a surprising outcome for the American food system: an increased market for camel meat. This article explores the intricate connections for food economics that underlie this new market.

Using Blockchain Technology to Bring Transparency to Food

Initially thought of as a tool for banking, blockchain technology has continued to develop and new research shows it can increase sustainability, efficiency, and transparency in the food system.

It’s e-Farmony: Suzanna Denison Pairs Landless Farmers with Landowners

Suzanna Denison is passionate about linking landless, aspiring farmers with non-farming landowners and retiring farmers.

Op-ed: Can Food Retailers Develop Policies That Drive Sustainable Agriculture?

While U.S. retailers have struggled to create policies that drive sustainability on the farm, a recent Stanford study reports on the success of one South African retailer.

New Funding to Fight Food Waste in NYC

The Foundation for New York’s Strongest is launching a micro-grant program to help reduce the 650,000 tons of food waste generated by businesses in New York City each year.

Register for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Food Summit: Consuming Power

Consumer power will be the focus of the James Beard Foundation’s eighth annual food summit, which takes place in NYC on October 23 and 24

Stephanie Whalen Speaks With Food Tank About Farming In Hawaii

Food Tank talks specialty crops, local farming, and educating the future generation of sustainable farmers with Hawaii Agriculture Research Center’s Stephanie Whalen.