The U.S. Farm Bill is up for reauthorization, and Congress faces calls to avoid any delays so certain programs can keep helping farmers and consumers without losing momentum.
Corporate money has always corrupted the political process in order to create laws and trade agreements that protect corporate profits at the expense of not just American citizens, but citizens of the world.
Farmers looking to enhance their range of climate-friendly practices are getting a boost with new federal funding. Wisconsin producers face a tight window to take advantage of the aid.
When the Federal Reserve convenes at the end of January 2023 to set interest rates, it will be guided by one key bit of data: the U.S. inflation rate. The problem is, that stat ignores a sizable chunk of the country – rural America.
About every five years, members of the U.S. Congress negotiate to renew a sweeping bundle of legislation: the Farm Bill.
More than half of family farms have disappeared from the Wisconsin landscape since the early 2000s, dropping from about 16,000 in 2004 to less than 7,000 in 2021. Our state has the worst rate of farm bankruptcy in the nation.
While regenerative agriculture is not a new practice, it’s become vital as a climate change mitigation strategy.
Greenhouse gas emissions have been potentially reduced by 50,000 tons in the state, with the help of Wisconsin farmers supported by a statewide coalition.