US farmers

Social Equity? Why Have America’s Black Farmers Disappeared?

“In 1997, Boyd and 400 other black farmers sued the USDA in the landmark lawsuit Pigford v Glickman, which alleged that from 1981 to 1997, USDA officials ignored complaints brought to them by black farmers and that they were denied loans and other support because of rampant discrimination. In 1999, the government settled the case […]

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Trump has sold out the farmers who voted for him — and now they’re racing toward calamity

Support your local farmers “And now comes Trump’s trade spat with China, which has collapsed the market and prices for grain farmers. Overall, farmers’ profits have fallen by almost half in the last five years. Farm debt, bankruptcies, sales and suicides are rising towards the calamitous levels of the 1980s farm crisis, and concentrated corporate

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Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?

WWW loves our family farmers. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. This article was corrected 11 December 2018, following the release of revised data from the Centers for Disease Control. An earlier version cited the CDC study’s original findings that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers

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In Iowa, Sanders Addresses ‘Rural Community Issues We Almost Never Hear About’: Factory Farms and Big Ag

Corporate welfare…. Bernie Sanders: “The top 10{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of farms currently get 77{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of all subsidies. The time is long overdue for the US government to stand and protect rural American”  “Mega-mergers in the pork packing industry have fueled the rise of factory farms. Between 1982 and 2007, the number of hog farms in Iowa plunged

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Let’s change corporate farming: Oregon Tilth offers FREE Online Ag-Related Webinar Series for 2019

With USDA Organic diluting organic standards from corporate pressures, Oregon Tilth remains the gold standard of certified organic. Corporate ag is killing the planet with chemical and fossil fuel oriented “farming” practices. Support your local farmer……    Oregon Tilth offers FREE Online Ag-Related Webinar Series for 2019 2019 Upcoming FREE Oregon Tilth Webinars: https://tilth.org/events/category/webinar/ Transforming

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US Farmers get shafted again: China triples Russian soybean imports as it cuts reliance on U.S.

Trade Wars have consequences as small farmers can’t hold afford to hold on to family farms…   China triples Russian soybean imports as it cuts reliance on U.S. China, the world’s biggest soybean importer, has bought a record amount of soybeans from Russia while canceling multiple soy shipments from the U.S. in retaliation to the

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