Politics Archives - Modern Farmer


USDA Is Dealing With a Positive Coronavirus Test at Its Headquarters

In these early-ish days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is still working to figure... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
UPDATE: Bills Aim to Ensure People Have Enough Food During Coronavirus

Updated March 16th, 2020. With COVID-19 (coronavirus) panic sweeping the world, American legislators are trying... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 13, 2020
Farmers and the Center for Food Safety Sue USDA Over Organic Hydroponics

For years, organic advocates have spoken out against regulations over one big issue: dirt. There... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 11, 2020
USDA Chief Promises to Get Biofuels Back on Track

The Trump administration’s treatment of biofuels, and the farmers who grow the raw materials for... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 4, 2020
Wait, Is China Going to Purchase Way More Agricultural Goods Or Not?

With the release of the “Phase One” agreement aimed at resolving the destructive US-China trade... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 28, 2020
Brazil Announces That its Beef Will Be Exported to America

Brazil is the largest exporter of beef, and second only to the United States in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 26, 2020
Stoner Crime, WOTUS, POTUS, and More: Your February Food News Round-Up

The intersections of food, farming, politics and criminal minds never ceases to produce intrigue. Here’s... (more)

Brian Barth
February 18, 2020
Federal Court Strikes Down Three Waivers That Exempted Refineries from Using Ethanol

The Renewable Fuel Standard is designed to force petroleum refineries to use ethanol—largely from corn—in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 27, 2020
After a Decade, the USDA ‘Addresses’ Unfairness in Meat Production

Creating new rules in agriculture regulation is wildly complex, but, sometimes, they boil down to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 23, 2020
Commune Comeback, Bear Farm Brouhaha, and an OG Hustler: Your January Food...

Who said agriculture was dull? This month’s round-up overflows with crime, intrigue, and hippies. Are... (more)

Brian Barth
January 20, 2020
14 States (Plus New York City and D.C.) Sue Trump Administration to...

The Trump administration rule finalized massive cuts in SNAP, better known as food stamps, in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 16, 2020