Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.
President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a system that defiantly rejects the free market.
Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.
Increasing demand for upscale, local foods has created a market for on-farm cheesemakers. Profit is not guaranteed and the up-front investment is significant.
The dairy industry runs 24/7 but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is challenging that law.
With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.
When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.
Groups designed for farm women are not just about the social and emotional support. They serve an educational role as well.
Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.
In the last decade ag gag laws have proliferated. Now, with Idaho’s law declared unconstitutional, seven states have some form of an ag gag law on the books.
Living Roots Ecovillage uses organic growing practices but they don't want to get certified. Snacking on raw food. Cali dairy farmers relocate to the Midwest.
The thought of moving somewhere with lots of available water and open spaces gets the attention of dairy farmers like Marty DeHoog.
Not pork, not beef... we make lamb ribs. Permaculture for life with Peter Bane and Bread & Roses. And, the dairy industry and FDA's new anti-terror regulations.
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.
Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a $158 million settlement to avoid going to trial, but farmers and critics aren't satisfied.
Thousands of farmers from throughout Europe came to Belgium with their tractors to protest price controls on milk.
Weeks after Hurricane Irene tore through the east coast, farmers, consumers, and government officials are still taking stock of its impact.