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Family Farmers

Is Monsanto The Enemy Of Family Farmers?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Taste
Elizabeth Kucinich

Monsanto is cozying up to the reputation, authenticity and wholesomeness of family farmers -- and hoping the all-American nostalgia many associate with the small scale farmer rubs off on them.

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef With Chipotle (Part 2): The Definition Of A Family Farmer

Greg Peterson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Home
Greg Peterson

Thankfully, new technology such as larger equipment, GPS precision farming, and automated processes have allowed for farmers to farm more acres and raise more livestock per farmer, which has allowed agricultural production to thrive in recent years

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef with Chipotle (Part 1)

Greg Peterson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Greg Peterson

I'm certain that Chipotle is doing a lot of positive things with their "food with integrity" approach and to be clear, I do agree with the general ideals Chipotle claims they are supporting. What I don't agree with is Chipotle's definitions of family farmers, humanely raised animals, and ethical behavior.

Eight Mini-Stories Of Family Farmers Nourishing The World -- And More

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farmers aren't just farmers. They're business women and men, innovators and teachers, entrepreneurs and stewards of natural resources. With the support of research institutions, donor communities and eaters, family farmers have the power to nourish both people and the planet.

It's Time to Stand Up With Family Farmers

Willie Nelson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Willie Nelson

Today, as the minutes tick down to another farm bill deadline, people in towns and cities everywhere are taking matters into their own hands. They're standing up with family farmers and insisting on food that is best for them and their families.

Small Farmers Get Creative To Survive

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco

DEL REY, Calif. -- Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's prod...

The Mean-spirited and Empty Land of Giant Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

On May 26, 2013, a friend and I ventured into the alien world of the Imperial Valley of California where "farming" engulfs the Salton Sea. In the brig...

Fighting for Family Farmers

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers have been and will always continue to be critical to national and global food security. Food Tank will be featuring posts focused on the issues and innovations critical to family farmers around the world, as well as actions everyone can take to support them.

Nonprofit Helps Midwestern Farmers Affected by Drought

Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact

The nonprofit Farm Rescue is working free of cost to ensure that nothing interferes with America's family-run farms amid a devastating summer drought....

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

Feeding Our Families and Our Farmers

Mike Callicrate | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home
Mike Callicrate

In the last 30 years, 90 percent of our pork producers, more than 80 percent of our dairymen, and more than 40 percent of our ranchers have been driven out of business. Is this what we want?