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Rural America’s Trump vote was decades in the making. Democrats’ farm policies—starting with the New Deal—are partly to blame

After Donald Trump’s surprising 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton, commentators and journalists turned their attention…

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New York farmworkers were fired for organizing. State Supreme Court says that’s legal

New York’s Albany County Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to include…

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How Rural America Got Milked

Should you ever find yourself crossing the Coon Prairie, you’ll come in good time to…

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Agricultural workers have the highest rates of suicide in the country

Last year, The Guardian published a feature exploring high rates of suicide among farmers. For…

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Thinly sliced: Lobster boiling debate roils eaters, Nestle offloads candy biz to Ferrero, and more

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Organic industry leaders protest proposed withdrawal from OLPP

This likely won’t come as news to those of you who follow closely the organic…

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The world’s first book bound in “clean” leather can be yours for $10,000

The first-ever book bound in lab-grown leather is now available on eBay starting at a…

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Thinly sliced: Flipping the script on soda taxes, how men in food can support #MeToo, and more

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Maggot revolution

Phil Taylor carefully slides back the corrugated plastic door on his 1,800-square-foot barn, on the…

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Is Yelp the next diagnostic tool for foodborne illness?

New York is a city of restaurants. More than five million people go out for…