A farmer inspecting weeds. Photo taken by USB.
The Farm Show
From this Episode:
Farm bill 101
The federal Farm Bill is up for renewal in 2018. Journalist Leah Douglas offers a primer on the Farm Bill’s history and contents and how it shapes the farming system we...
'This Blessed Earth'
Journalist Ted Genoways , himself the great-grandson of a Nebraskan seed corn producer, spent a year with a farming family to tell the story of modern farm life and its...
FDR's great wall of trees
During the Dust Bowl, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt allocated $15 million for the planting of trees to ameliorate the damage. Three quarters of a century later, the...
Examining farmer suicides
The rate of suicide among America’s farmers is more than double that of its veterans. Why don’t we hear more about it? Debbie Weingarten reported on the crisis for The...
A radical new farm bill
Journalist Leah Douglas returns to explain a radical proposal to revamp the Farm Bill , led by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
Food and science journalist Tamar Haspel contends that small, organic farming isn’t enough to fix a broken system. Instead, she says that system’s inefficiencies need to...