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Two full lifetimes ago consuming more calories was always welcome, taste was secondary, and having enough food defined everyday life. Nowadays, the opposite holds true: our society is awash in calories and individuals expect their food to satisfy...

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Kevin Walker offers an insightful perspective on the consequences of America’s modern food system.

In this conversation, Kevin D. Walker answers the question: What is the grand food bargain? 

In this week's #ForewordFriday, hear the story of the straight-shooting “green economy cowboy” Bob Quinn in his own words. 

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

Daniel Imhoff and Christina Badaracco, co-authors of The Farm Bill: A Citizen's Guide, speak with congressional staffers about the new farm bill and the implications of food policy. They are...

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Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) interviews Dan Imhoff and...

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...

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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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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.

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