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Island Press Field Notes blog

By Katharine Sucher / On February 1st, 2019

Farm Bill experts answer: What is the Farm Bill? And why does it matter? 

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On January 28th, 2019

“When people reflectively say after something goes wrong in the black community that ‘it all starts at home,’ I want them to shift talking about this cultural pathology to one of structural racism.”

By Nicole Silk / On January 26th, 2019

President Trump’s EPA threatens to leave over a third of Americans’ drinking water unprotected.

By Daniel Imhoff / On January 25th, 2019

Both houses of the US Congress passed a compromise on a newly revised Farm Bill this week. This encyclopaedic legislation allocates nearly $100 billion of taxpayer money annually for food assistance, farm subsidies, on-farm conservation incentives and a...

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 22nd, 2019

Maintaining the status quo in the farm bill might feel like a victory to some, but long-time farm bill expert Dan Imhoff says it still won’t support the kinds of agriculture we need most as the climate warms.

By Samantha Harvey / On January 18th, 2019

A healthier planet requires an overhaul of our economic system, and workers collaborating with climate justice movements would be doubly powerful. But the connections between them aren’t widely known.

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 17th, 2019

It is time for farmers and policy makers to jointly create a legislation that provides both for the survival of the planet and allows them to survive financially with ongoing taxpayer funding. There is no other sane option.

By Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

By Jill Ryan / On January 7th, 2019

Toxic chemicals with known health impacts have contaminated drinking water in Michigan and across the nation. Government agencies have concealed the dangers. Sound familiar?

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

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