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Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that farm subsidies will surge to approximately $10.2 billion this year, almost $3 billion more than during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Cotton is the livelihood for an estimated 250 million people — saying no to cotton is hardly the solution. Saying yes to more responsible cotton, however, can help mitigate this crop’s impact on people and the environment -- and even improve living standards worldwide.
The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North Carolina.
The Costa Rican government says it is now serious about taking on the social and environmental concerns that have swirled around its pineapple industry, one valued as much as $800 million annually.
Researchers believe they have found a solution for Ethiopia’s depleted and acidic soil, and the answer is animal bones.
In the Strandzha mountains, on the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, proud, obstinate producers carry on making “kiselo mlyako” (sour milk), a thousand-year-old tradition
Michigan Good Food Fund is determined to boost Michigan’s farming sector and increase food access from the Upper Peninsula to Detroit in the southeast.
A farmworkers’ union in Washington State has recently called for a consumer boycott of the Driscoll’s berries, citing unfair working conditions.
The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. But meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
In anticipation of the five-year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Timberland is promoting work it has done in Haiti. Beneficial or self-serving?
Sundrop Farms, based in Australia, claims it is the only company on Earth that can build and operate greenhouses in areas that severely lack fresh water.
Wandering through Expo Prado 2014 in Montevideo is not for the vegan or for those with a soft spot for animals, especially for chickens.
One can learn much about the current economy and culture in Uruguay by visiting the Expo Prado, the national fair ending on September 14.
Returning to Fresno in the summer, and its farmers markets, was certainly a blessing.