Dead Chickens, Frozen Oranges Confront Farmers in South After Severe Cold

Dead Chickens, Frozen Oranges Confront Farmers in South After Severe Cold

Severe winter conditions across the U.S. south this month left hundreds of thousands of chickens dead and froze groves of fruit, pushing the episode’s estimated cost to farmers and agriculture companies into the hundreds of millions of dollars, industry officials said. Crop and livestock producers are still tallying the steep cost in animal and plant […]

Two Books on the Future of Farming

Two Books on the Future of Farming

What would a just food system look like? For Mark Bittman, the author of some 30 books on food, we should start by reducing, if not wholly eliminating, our consumption of junk food. “Engineered edible substances,” he calls them in “Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, From Sustainable to Suicidal.” A “third type of […]