NPR: Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

September 22, 2017 Dan Charles Arkansas is on the verge of banning the use, during the growing season, of a Monsanto-backed weedkiller that has been blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops in neighboring farms this year. The weedkiller is called dicamba. It can be sprayed on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically Continue Reading

NPR: With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

October 13, 20175:14 PM ET   Dan Charles The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it will let farmers keep spraying the weedkilling chemical dicamba on Monsanto’s new dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The decision is a victory for the biotech giant and the farmers who want to use the company’s newest weedkilling technology. Farmers across Continue Reading

The New Food Economy: Big Meat just won a 100-year battle. Wait? What.

October 17th , 2017 by Joe Fassler H. Claire Brown On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was withdrawing the Farmer Fair Practice rules—or the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”) rules, as they’re more commonly known—effectively saying, “Know what? Never mind.” It was a devastating blow to contract Continue Reading

On Pasture: Do You Have These Traits of a Successful Grazing Manager?

By Jeff Goodwin  /  September 11, 2017 We recently conducted a survey of 14 resource professionals who have spent their entire working careers assisting land stewards through the good and tough times. These professionals are from respected institutions such as the Noble Research Institute, Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program, the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Continue Reading

VT Digger: Grant to Study Changing Face of Vermont Farmer

By: Cyrus Ready-Campbell September 1, 2017 The face of Vermont farming is changing and a new project by the University of Vermont aims to get out the word and break up stereotypes too. A visit to a local farmers markets would show the agricultural renaissance that is underway, with many younger farmers attending the stalls. Continue Reading