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Fixing the Food System From the Base of the Supply Chain

Don Shaffer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social equity in the food supply chain was a strong thread running through the annual Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders forum this June in Denver.

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

ReThink Review: 'Farmland' - Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

In a country where over 60 percent of farmers are aged 55 or older, Farmland profiles six young farmers, portraying them as hardworking people attempting to navigate an industry fraught with risks, changing technologies and unknowns.

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off a whole month of meatless joy and awareness. Just in time, too, because honey, people need some of both....

Markets Bring Greens to Consumers, Greenbelts to Cities, Green to Farmers

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities across the country, the end of summer brings throngs to the revived urban famers markets that have become part of the quality of life of many neighborhoods.

Sneak Peek: Oprah's New Farm In Maui

Posted 09.04.2013 | OWN

Click through the slideshow to see beautiful photos from Oprah's new farm in Maui. (You can read the full story in the June issue of O, The Oprah ...

This Investment Is Like 'Gold With A Coupon'

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Money

By Kathleen Kingsbury BOSTON, March 19 (Reuters) - As a teenager in Wisconsin, Perry Vieth spent his summers baling ha...

Counting On Every Acre

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.23.2012 | Green
Leah Mayor

Even with a surge of interest in "local food" and its central relationship to individual, community and global health, somehow it remains difficult for many of us to make the connection between the food we eat and the land that is required to grow it.

Why We Farm: The Final Chapter

Neysa King | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Neysa King

I began Dissertation to Dirt hoping to answer a single question: can young Americans make a career of farming? It may not seem compelling at first, but that question is the heart of the food movement.

Investors Start To Bow Out Of Farm Auction Frenzy

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

AUCTIONS IN VOGUE This hunger among farmers has prompted more sellers to put their land up for public bidding to see w...

Farmland Prices Saw Biggest One-Year Increase In More Than 30 Years

AP | By JOSH FUNK | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- The average value of farmland in several Midwestern and Western states grew 25 percent over the past year in the biggest one-year jump ...

Farming Bubble Could Be Reality

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

(Christine Stebbins) - Soaring farmland values in the past year are causing worries among agricultural bankers that a farmland "bubble" may be bre...

Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

Hedge Funds: Time To Go Back To The Soil

TIME.com | Stephen Gandel | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This is usually a slow time of the year for farm sales. It's past prime planting season. Yet, Sam Kain, Des Moines area manager for land sales at Farm...

Nearly A Tenth Of Japanese Farmland Affected By Tsunami, AP Says

AP | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business

SENDAI, Japan -- The rice paddies on the outskirts of this tsunami-hit city are ankle-deep in a black, salty sludge. Crumpled cars and uprooted trees ...

The Next Real Estate Bubble? Farmland

nytimes.com | William Nueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But as prices for agricultural land surge across America's grain belt, regulators are warning that a new real estate bubble may be forming -- echoing ...

Michael Burry, Profiled In 'The Big Short,' Bets On Farmland, Gold

bloomberg.com | Jon Erlichman and Dakin Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Burry, the former hedge-fund manager who predicted the housing market's plunge, said he is investing in farmable land, ...

Will Virtual Farming Surpass Actual Farming?

Shane Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shane Snow

60 million players of FarmVille have farmed 500 million acres of digital strawberries, corn, watermelons and more. Contrast that with the 930 million acres of actual farmland in America.