March Food & Farms in the News


Some thoughts courtesy of the U.S. Food Administration circa 1917, during World War I. Probably a little different than current governmental administrative messaging.

In honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week, Grist illustrates some data about the typical American farmworker.

Across the American heartland, farmland prices are soaring: The New York Times examines the high crop prices driving the farm boom.

Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program.

Sort-of-kind-of an upside to climate change? Well, for farmers in Greenland at least.

Kathleen Merrigan, the No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced last week that she would be leaving her post as USDA’s deputy secretary. Food advocates everywhere say, “Uh Oh”.

Four beekeepers and five environmental and consumer groups take matters into their own hands, filing a lawsuit in Federal District Court against the EPA for its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides.

And finally, the Modern Farmer Tumblr reports on what is clearly the most important breaking news anywhere: the results of their 2013 Baby Farm Animal Power Rankings.