Apr 30, 2013 — Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
Feb 4, 2013 — The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
Jan 23, 2013 — Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.
Apr 30, 2012 — The Obama administration backed off a proposal to restrict kids under 16 from working on farms after a major push by conservatives and farm state Democrats. But farmers themselves weren't too happy about the restrictions, either.
Apr 27, 2012 — Wholesome Wave CEO and President Michael Nischan tells The Salt about plans to get doctors to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables for better health and encouraging farmers to connect with low-income neighborhoods.
Mar 29, 2012 — As community supported agriculture grows in popularity, some farmers are reinterpreting the idea to reach new consumers. Traditionalists worry that people are being diverted from the values that originally defined the CSA movement.
Nov 15, 2011 — Growing vegetables has never, in recent memory, been quite so cool, or so attractive to the young and well-educated. But many aspiring farmers lack hard, cold cash for land and farm equipment, a survey found.
Nov 14, 2011 — More than half of the $5 billion in local food sales came not from farmers' markets but from restaurants and grocery stores, according to a government report. Those points of sale have attracted bigger farmers who might not bother with direct-to-consumer sales.
Sep 22, 2011 — After years of avoiding sticky topics like antibiotic use in livestock, an industry-initiated dialogue aimed at transparency, nobody things it will resolve all the controversial issues. But it's a start.