Co-published with High Country News. Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy has deep pockets and long straws.
Co-published with The Guardian. When wells run dry in the Willcox basin those who can afford to just dig deeper – leaving homes high and dry as the aquifer is drained.
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 The Nation. In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.
Co-published with The Guardian. A fledgling movement towards Black-owned farms seeks to address the lack of land ownership and fresh food in many communities of color.
Co-published with Civil Eats. Small-scale farmers in Ithaca respond to hunger through nimbleness, innovation, and mutualism. If the recently introduced FEED Act passes Congress, the model could spread nationwide.
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.