Category Archive for: ‘Farms’

  • A New Era for Civil Rights?

    After only his first month in the Obama administration, newly-appointed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivered some unexpected words before a group from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives (FSC) and the Land Assistance Fund: “Some folks refer to USDA as the last plantation, and it […]

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  • Rural Reserves

    Image courtesy of Flickr user GeoFX After watching last night’s preview screening of Food, Inc, the pressing question from those in attendance was, “How can we affect policy change that will help small farmers?” In response, Steve Cohen, of Portland’s Food Policy Council, implored the […]

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  • A Place to Call Home

    Photo courtesy of David Bacon Last year at Slow Food Nation, some of the most deeply affecting moments came during the panel on farmworker justice, “A New, Fair Food System.” Moderated by Eric Schlosser, the session brought together members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, […]

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