Podcast

Farming in a New Climate Reality with Mark Howden of the IPCC

In October, the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a stunning Special Report on Climate Change. The study found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, we will face devastating consequences across all sectors by

Giving Thanks

We’re just returning from our Annual Leadership Convergence in DC, and we’re especially grateful for all of the amazing young farmers in our Coalition, fighting for a bright and just future for agriculture. Listen in this week for some words

Failure to Warn: Monsanto v. Dewayne Johnson

After years of spraying, Dewayne Johnson, a groundskeeper, believes the herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, caused him to develop Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare and very painful form of skin cancer. So, he filed a case against Monsanto, the manufacturer of

Leah Penniman on

This week, NYFC’s Michelle Hughes interviews Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, food justice activist, and author of the new book “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.” Leah talks about her history,

Farm Bill Politics 5: #farmbillnow

The 2014 Farm Bill has been expired since October 1st. What does this mean for young farmers and ranchers and the USDA programs they rely on? This week, we catch up with Andrew Bahrenburg, our National Policy Director and guy

This week, Lindsey talks with NPR’s Food and Agriculture Correspondent, Dan Charles, about the controversy surrounding the herbicide Dicamba, and the drift damage it has caused to other crops and wildlife across the country. A few years ago, Monsanto engineered

Cooperative Power

In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but

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