Farmers in Arizona are facing the brunt of climate change as the Colorado River experiences shortages. Even in rural and conservative areas, most agree something needs to change.
The bill asks to create a fund to purchase conservation easements for agricultural land.
White farmers' suits blocked a USDA program and led to a race-neutral approach.
An NPR data analysis shows Black farmers were accepted for USDA direct loans at a lower rate than other racial groups in 2022. Direct loans are supposed to be among the easiest for farmers to get.
Harvesters, processors, manufacturers and others in the food chain have three years to comply with the new record keeping system, effective next month
Attracting a younger generation is key to building a sustainable food system, but getting access to land is a huge barrier to entering farming, according to a new survey.
The new collection of bookable stays is meant in part to raise awareness of the history and present-day needs of Black farmers.
The Russia-Ukraine war pushes up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and has led to severe sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizer.
Agricultural groups, which represent the state’s largest industry, argue the state has changed in the last 40 years – with subdivisions popping up in previously agricultural areas – and the law should reflect that while protecting the investments of producers.
A plan to provide debt relief to Black farmers championed by Sen. Raphael Warnock remains in limbo, but during a trip to Atlanta Monday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he’s hopeful a solution will come, whether through Congress or the courts.
India is repealing controversial farm laws that sparked a year of protest from farmers. Analysts say it's both a victory for nonviolent resistance, and a shrewd political move.
Monday marks one year of demonstrations against government-backed laws that farmers say will hurt their livelihoods.
The White House is working on an executive order that aims to increase competition across a range of industries. One of the measures will look at ways to curb the use of noncompete agreements.
Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.