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More than 15 years after Robert Kenner delivered the documentary Food, Inc., which took hard stances against corporate influence in the American food system and how modern agriculture functions, a follow-up was released on streaming services on April 19. This Food, Inc. 2 review explores how the filmmakers view today’s…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced earlier this month that it would be canceling the July Cattle Report and other crop reports and estimates. “The decision to discontinue these surveys and reports was not made lightly, but was necessary, given appropriated budget levels,” wrote the USDA…

In an old-timey feeling case of “cattle rustling,” JW Cattle Company found itself shy of about 40 head of cattle and one of the Texas ranch’s bulls.  It appears that bovine bandits struck sometime between February and April 4, 2024, leaving the rancher considerably shy on his count and the…

Employees of five California poultry processing companies in La Puente and the City of Industry may be owed a share of more than $3.8 million in back wages and damages recovered on their behalf by the U.S. Department of Labor. The department’s Wage and Hour Division is currently looking for…

The American Farmland Trust’s Women for the Land initiative brings to the forefront the gender-related challenges within agriculture and offers practical solutions. By engaging with thousands of women farmers and advocating for change, the organization highlights the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles and addresses economic disparities they face. Recommendations…

A Texas farmer has pleaded guilty to charging illegal fees to farmworkers employed through a federal guest-worker program. According to court records, Ernesto Garza worked as a supervisor and foreman of farm workers at F.D.C., an agricultural services company that operates farms throughout Idaho, including in Glenns Ferry. F.D.C. employed…