Farming

‘Fairness for Farmers’ campaign targets market power of large corporations

Building on the Biden administration’s commitment to vigorously controlling farm mergers, the National Farmers Union on Wednesday launched the nationwide “Fairness for Farmers” campaign to restore competition to the market. “This company has clear goals: to reduce the consolidation of agriculture and to break down monopolies, which negatively impact farmers, …

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MSU’s UPREC celebrates successful growing season for two local farms as part of business incubator program

CHATHAM, Michigan (WJMN) – Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) is celebrating a successful growing season for two farms in the university’s incubator program. According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan’s food and farming system makes up a large portion of the state’s …

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Sri Lanka’s organic farming crisis: learning from failures

Sri Lanka found itself in economic crisis as it continued to produce 100% organic food ‘The food crisis in Lanka shows the dangers of organic farming ”. It was the title of a column by Indian economist Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar, published recently in a national daily. Aiyar’s article analyzed the …

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Colorado Farm Bureau’s mental health program tailors resources to farmers

Launched this spring by the Colorado Farm Bureau and several agricultural and behavioral health partners, the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program provides support and resources to farmers and ranchers struggling with mental health challenges. The program provides vouchers to offset the cost of accessing licensed, agriculture-friendly behavioral health …

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Miller-Meeks: Supporting future family farmers

As a member of the United States House of Representatives for the great state of Iowa, I have the honor to represent the interests of family farmers, producers and ranchers. Farming is a way of life for many Iowa residents, and we all understand how our local farmers help feed …

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