After Congress failed to pass a farm bill ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, a Department of Agriculture program that helps veterans transition into farming faces an uncertain future. For soldiers returning from war, farming can offer a new occupation,…
By Mike Cerre
Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China.
By Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
About two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live on small subsistence farms, struggling to eke out a living. Many farmers have felt left behind as crops have failed or diminished due to disease, degraded soil and drought. Not thousands are…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Most rural Indian parents dream of an education and job in the city for their children, rather than a life spent farming. But with a growing migration to cities, there is concern India might not be able to produce enough…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
By Teresa Carey
Jacinda Martinez hopes her clothes send a message about the ephemerality of fashion and how, like vegetables, designs are seasonal and not meant to last.
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
Work colleges, where students get paid or gain credit toward tuition, are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
By PBS NewsHour
Farmers in the Midwest are facing yet another lean financial forecast. A few years ago, high prices for crops like corn and soybeans translated to more income, but now those prices have tumbled, leaving farmers in a ditch. Special correspondent…
By Elizabeth Flock
In the United States, the small American family farm has been in decline since the 1930s. These poems celebrate and remember those disappearing communities.
By Jonathan Lemire and Ross Bynum, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture.
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