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'Farmland' Should Win Awards as Best Documentary

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It comes as a complete shock to me that the best movie I have seen this year is a documentary by the name of Farmland. I usually don't watch document...

Kate Sheppard

From Bundy To The Keystone XL: Where's The Property Rights Outrage Here?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has become something of a folk hero among the anti-government, pro-property rights crowd, thanks to his re...

Liberty for Whom?

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Those public lands where Cliven Bundy has been illegally grazing his cattle are parks and public lands that belong to every American. And he's profiting while at it -- fattening his cattle for free on our public lands.

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

Harry Reid Calls Backers Of Nevada Ranchers 'Domestic Terrorists'

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing ri...

'Serious Concern' For Safety As Ranchers, Militia Protest For Land Rights

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a r...

David Lohr

Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Carol Bundy, the wife of a Nevada rancher locked in a tense standoff with federal rangers, warns the ongoing dispute could escalate to the point of a ...

New FDA Regulation Could Cripple Ranchers, Beer Brewers

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

A proposed new regulation by the Food and Drug Administration aims to protect both livestock and consumers, but critics say it would hurt ranchers and...

Musings of a Federally Subsidized Farmer

Dan O'Brien | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Dan O'Brien

Even though these subsidies were devised to maintain America's strength by keeping families on the land, I don't like accepting them. I know that everyone is strapped right now and I'm uncomfortable for having a way to "hold things together" when other people have no such safety net.

Unorthodox Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.

You'll Never Believe What Farmers Are Stealing

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

VAUGHN, N.M. — Petty crime and burglaries aren't unusual in New Mexico's isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen t...

We Need a New Farm Bill Now

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The food security of our country and the world is dependent upon our small farmers and ranchers being able to survive economically. It's time for Congress to stop the fighting and act on this critical, important and timely issue.

Drought Grips Nation and Shows What Climate Change Does to Our Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The summer from hell continues to bring wave after wave of extreme weather events, and each one provides yet another example of what climate change is doing to our families and businesses.

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

In the highly partisan atmosphere of a presidential election year, it's encouraging to see examples of one thing that Americans can agree on: the importance of preserving our nation's natural heritage.

Farming Better, Eating Better: On the Ground Solutions From the Growing Green Awards

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Brown succeeds because he loves his work, he loves his land, and he believes that by making his ranch more sustainable, he's doing the right thing, for his family and his faith.

Wolves Return to California: The Journey Ahead

Ken White | Posted 06.25.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

What will it take for wolves to thrive here? What do wolves need to prosper? How will politics, agencies, ranchers, hunters and trappers, environmental activists and urban and suburban citizens affect whether wolves will flourish here?

Where Have All The (Young) Farmers Gone?

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic of sorts sweeping across America's farmland. It has...

Feeding Our Families and Our Farmers

Mike Callicrate | Posted 12.02.2011 | Food
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?

Big Ag Tries To Rebrand Itself

NYTimes.com | JULIA MOSKIN | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food

Last week, a new public-relations campaign about agriculture got off to a splashy start. With full-page ads in newspapers and panel discussions live-s...

The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good: The Yellowstone Success Story and Those Who Want to Kill It

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

At public hearings across the rural West wherever wolves are rebounding, near-hysterical locals claim that their children will be carried off from their yards by those awful beasts set loose by evil Obamacrats.

Will Colorado Legislators Help Us Fight for a Better Food System?

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.

Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

Rebuilding and Revitalizing America's Rural Communities

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

There is more potential for economic growth in rural American than at any time in decades; we just need to embrace new strategies to help create a thriving rural economy.