by Lynne Whitbeck | Apr 26, 2022 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Economics, Policy, Soil
For the US to have a resilient food system at a large scale will require changes in national policy. Aria McLauchlan and Harley Cross of Land Core lay out how the Farm Bill, which will be reauthorized in 2023, can stimulate healthy–and long-term sustainable–farming practices.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Apr 12, 2022 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Economics, Succession
Healthy-soil agriculture has the potential to solve a lot of big problems from climate to nutrition. But how do you bring it to scale within the realities of a competitive market system with narrow profit margins? Jessica Chiartas of Regen1 tells us––and it’s not easy or fast.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 2, 2021 | Decolonizing Ag, Down to Earth, Economics, Racial Equity, Rural Communities
Renard Turner and his wife are agrarian entrepreneurs who produce local, sustainable, regenerative food at their Virginia goat farm–and they provide a model for future farmers and homesteaders.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jan 20, 2021 | Down to Earth, Economics, Farming, Policy, Rural Communities
Joe Maxwell is a farmer and policy leader, and he knows that consumer demand is not enough to make the shift toward a healthy food system. He lays out the problems–and some ways forward.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 17, 2020 | Carbon, Down to Earth, Economics, Farming, Health and Nutrition, Policy, Racial Equity
LaKisha Odom of The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is helping to fund the research behind healthy soil practices so that more farmers can make the transition to regenerative agriculture and long-term sustainability and resilience.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Sep 22, 2020 | Down to Earth, Economics, Grazing, Policy, Ranching
Many food producers spend so much on interest to banks that they can’t pay for improvements to make their farms more resilient and regenerative. Zach Ducheneaux talks about an alternative that’s already having some success in Indian country.