Is USDA’s loan forgiveness for socially disadvantaged farmers unfair to white farmers?

May 8, 2021

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As winter’s gloom sets in and the lingering shadows of the country’s surly mood threaten to darken my doorstep, regular infusions of humor to keep the trouble away will be much welcomed. Read more

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It was certainly not a good year. People died. People got sick. Many who recovered were left with life-altering health issues. Early in the year, a vaccine was coming “real soon.” Or maybe next year or the year after that. Businesses, schools and churches were shut down. All because of the virus. Read more

The seasons are one of our most reliable frameworks for organizing and making sense of our lives. As the book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Read more

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According to police in Wyckoff, New Jersey, late on the evening of Aug. 22, officers responded to Abma’s Farm on a report of trespassing and criminal mischief. Members of the Abma family told police they had heard people in the petting zoo area of the farm, which was closed, and when they in… Read more

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Grasshoppers have been part of the human diet for eons. John the Baptist, for example, lived humbly in the wilderness, wearing a garment of camel hair, held in place by a leather belt, and famously subsisting on a very healthy diet of locusts — aka grasshoppers — and wild honey. Read more

We’ve gotten enough distance from the early days of the pandemic that farm conference speakers have started looking back on how the ag industry fared. Read more