The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.
As heated debate over the repercussions of the 2008 Farm Bill wind down, discussion has already started about the next iteration.