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An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of farm subsidies discussions distracts from a useful discourse. Food Policy, Public Health, Agriculture, Civilization, Carrots, Treats, Vegetables, Sweet Like Candy, Goodies

Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality | Civil Eats

An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of farm subsidies discussions distracts from a useful discourse.

Eric Holt-Giménez argues in his new book that commoning—more than capital—will make the food system work. Food Policy, Food System, Food Facts, Civilization, New Books, Politics, Eat, Political Books

Is Capitalism a Barrier to Food Justice? | Civil Eats

Eric Holt-Giménez argues in his new book that commoning—more than capital—will make the food system work.

Political strategists could learn much from the work of farm communities who have fought racism and corporate control. Langston Hughes Poems, Food Policy, Female Farmer, Back To The 80's, Environmental Justice, Civil Rights Leaders, The Orator, Country Farm, Medicinal Herbs

To Build a Progressive Populism, Look to Farm Country | Civil Eats

With their sights now firmly trained on 2018, Democratic strategists and liberal pundits have an opportunity to re-think populism and redefine it to better include farmers and rural communities. Many Democrats still can’t figure out how to approach white rural residents, who are too often cast as irredeemable hillbillies responsible for the election of Donald […]

Advocates on both sides of the aisle say doubling funding for the USDA’s organic research program will help farmers meet demand and remain competitive. Organic Gardening Tips, Organic Farming, Food Policy, Steps To Success, Agriculture, Seeds, Sustainable Food, Eat

Bipartisan Bill Might Seed the Future of Organic Farming | Civil Eats

Advocates say doubling funding for the USDA’s organic agriculture research program will help farmers and ranchers to meet demand and remain competitive.

 Earl Blumenauer’s 'alternative farm bill' aims to redirect federal spending to support small farmers that produce food, rather than megafarms growing feed or fuel. Food Policy, Sustainable Food, Farmers, Agriculture, Civilization, Wisconsin, Oregon, Alternative, Politics

A Radical Farm Bill is Born | Civil Eats

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s 'alternative farm bill' aims to spend more tax dollars on farms that produce food, and less on those growing feed and fuel.

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Kids with School Lunch Debt Still Face Lunch-Shaming, Despite Outrage | Civil Eats

A recent review of school districts’ policies about feeding students with lunch debt finds slow and inconsistent change in ending lunch shaming.

Farmers’ market proponents are fighting to preserve a federal program that helps farmers grow their businesses by selling at farmers’ markets. Food Policy, Sustainable Food, Farmers Market, Agriculture, Civilization, Preserves, Farms, Wisconsin, Marketing

Farmers’ Markets are Beloved, but the Government May Cut Their Funding | Civil Eats

Farmers’ market proponents are fighting to preserve a federal program that helps farmers grow their businesses by selling at farmers’ markets.

The Maine Congresswoman (and farmer) talks about her policy priorities leading up to the 2018 Farm Bill. Food Policy, Farm Stand, Sustainable Food, Priorities, Farmers, Agriculture, Civilization, Wisconsin, Maine

Chellie Pingree Has a Farm Bill Plan to Serve All Farmers | Civil Eats

The Maine Congresswoman (and farmer) talks about her policy priorities leading up to the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Opinion: With Organic, the USDA Should Side with Science | Civil Eats

Aquaponic farm advocate Marianne Cufone argues that the time is right for the USDA to expand the types of crops that can earn the organic label.

Organic farmer Dave Chapman is leading a coalition of soil-first farmers opposing organic certification for crops grown without. Food Policy, Sustainable Food, Farmers, Agriculture, Civilization, Wisconsin, Organic, Vegetables, Eat

Opinion: Keep Organic in the Soil | Civil Eats

Organic farmer Dave Chapman is leading a coalition of soil-first farmers opposing organic certification for crops grown without.

Changes to Maine's pioneering ‘Food Freedom’ law, which goes into effect today, aim to both appease federal regulators and address concerns of over-regulation. Food Policy, Sustainable Food, Food Facts, Last Minute, Agriculture, Civilization, Farms, New Recipes, Wisconsin

Maine’s New Food Sovereignty Law Gets a Last-Minute Overhaul | Civil Eats

The changes to Maine's ‘Food Freedom’ law aim to appease federal regulators and address fears that it will lead to more regulation, not less.

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Despite Some Progress, Poultry Workers Still Face Workplace Woes | Civil Eats

As the poultry industry pushes for faster line speeds, advocates take stock of improvements and challenges.

Can the USDA continue to do its work amid major reorganizations and minimal appointments and new hires? Food Policy, Does It Work, Appointments, Need To Know, Minimal, Canning, Home Canning, Conservation, Minimal Techno

The State of Trump’s USDA: What You Need to Know | Civil Eats

Can the USDA continue to do its work amid major reorganizations and minimal appointments and new hires?

Jeffry Hill loves to spend time with his family and enjoys playing baseball with his son and coaching his little league team. He also attends ball games with his family. Agriculture Books, American Agriculture, Baseball Training, Baseball Pitching, Economic Development, Book Lists, Small Towns, Science Nature, Good News

As NAFTA Re-Negotiation Stalls, Family Farmers Lose Hope | Civil Eats

Despite promises to make trade work better for American agriculture, the free-trade negotiations don’t seem to be bringing good news for family farmers.

Ben & Jerry’s signed a “Milk with Dignity” agreement with Migrant Justice to bring fair working conditions to Vermont’s dairy industry. Ice Cream Companies, Food Policy, Workers Rights, Sustainable Food, Ben And Jerrys, Vermont, Agriculture, Farms, Wisconsin

Ben & Jerry’s Pledges to Protect Dairy Workers’ Rights | Civil Eats

The ice cream company signed a “Milk with Dignity” agreement with Migrant Justice to bring fair working conditions to Vermont’s dairy industry.

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Congress Could Cut Soda and Candy from SNAP, but Big Sugar is Pushing Back | Civil Eats

Proposed rules would keep recipients from buying soda and junk food with SNAP dollars but sugar lobbyists are spending big to maintain the status quo.