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Harvesting legacies from Vermont's back-to-the-land movement. Read more

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“They’re suffering. The trade wars are not helping that whatsoever.” Read more

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Trump promises to increase soy exports to China—but if the deal goes through, only corporate interests will benefit. Read more

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Rural people are angry because all the attention is focused on the urban areas, and now they are getting negative attention. Categorizing rural people as Trump voters just feeds people’s anger. Read more

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Midwestern farmers suffering from a long-term economic squeeze see the President as the “better evil.” Read more

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The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal “good news,” even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner. Read more

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Free-trade meant U.S. grains flowed into Mexico at prices below the cost of production, and small Mexican farmers struggled to compete. Will that change under Mexico’s new President? Read more

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In a heavily Republican area many of the same white, rural voters who helped elect Donald Trump are passionately devoted to their Mexican employees. Read more

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Esty Dinur

How legalization is driving small pot farmers out of business. Read more

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Tony Webster

Congress is considering whether to continue funding a little known government-funded project, which calls itself “the people’s foundation.” The question is, whose people? Read more

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Jeff Abbott

The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice. Read more

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If Trump really wants to earn farmers’ trust, then his administration needs to seriously work on legislation that ensures them a fair price that covers their cost of production. Read more

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Noah Flora

This morning, while checking my beef cows for heat, I thought about “cow tipping”— a myth as prevalent as the Iowa Farmer Trump supporter. Read more

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Ruth Conniff

Mexican workers sustain the U.S. dairy industry and their hometown in Veracruz. Read more

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David Bacon

Migration poses challenging questions about who is a citizen. These photographs aim to help break the mold that keeps us from seeing this reality. Read more

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Jack Delano

When black sharecroppers dared to demand a fair share. Read more

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Alex Hanson

A 2008 bill requires that the position be filled “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.” Read more

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