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On January 10, 1939, tenant farmers in the Missouri Bootheel created roadside protests for the rights of tenants and for a rural New Deal, a symbol of the long-term struggles of the rural poor and the failure of the Roosevelt administration to do much for them. This was an interracial action and was coordinated with […]
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Superweeds

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On August 22, 2021
The Green Revolution certainly has produced a vast amount of crops that has fed the world. Can’t really argue with that. But the use of massive petrochemicals is also not sustainable and has a huge downside. See, at the core of the Green Revolution is the idea that through technology, we can conquer nature. The […]
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As the Bundys and their merry band of fascists descend on the Klamath River to try and start another war with federal officials there, the reality is that the Klamath River’s water supplies, like the Colorado and Rio Grande and every other major river system in the American West, are far overpromised. This stuff was […]
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Punjabi-American Farmers

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On February 26, 2021
The plight of farmers of color is finally getting a little attention in America. There was a lot of consternation over Biden picking Tom Vilsack to return to Agriculture since his 8 years there in Obama’s administration was marked with him not really caring at all about racism in the nation’s farming system. It’s probably […]

Death on the Farms

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On December 29, 2020

I’ve long written about working and living conditions in American agriculture. Like with everything else, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the inequality being farmworkers and consumers. The terrib

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