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Island Press Field Notes

By Jada Mosley / On March 8th, 2019

Before he announced his candidacy for president, Jay Inslee was an Island Press author dedicated to igniting America's clean energy economy.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 1st, 2019

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

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.

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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 Lucy Moore / On March 27th, 2018

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 14th, 2018

As the leading environmental publisher, Island Press is committed to spreading ideas that inspire change. Sometimes, that means taking those ideas straight to lawmakers. On February 8, Island Press partnered with Congressman Jared Huffman's office to...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 24th, 2017

Maine’s new law allowing cities to set local food rules shows how smart food laws can unshackle small producers and lead to a more sustainable food system.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On August 25th, 2016

Earlier this year, Italy adopted measures to reduce the quantity of food that's wasted in the country. The ...

By Alan Kolok / On August 3rd, 2016

Alan Kolok, author of Modern Poisons, breaks down the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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