Co-published with High Country News. Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy has deep pockets and long straws.
Co-published with The Guardian. A collapse in the number of dairy farmers in states such as Minnesota is destroying livelihoods and hollowing out rural life.
Co-published with In These Times. The government’s online food assistance program doesn’t include independent grocers and ignores the gaps in rural infrastructure.
Co-published with The Guardian. At a time when local newspapers are disappearing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational gap.
Co-published with The Guardian. Sugarcane farmers can’t survive without large crop loans. For the Provosts, who say they suffered decades of discrimination, this could be the end of the line.
Co-published with The Guardian. The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help