The New York Post: The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump

By Salena Zito | September 16, 2017 CAMPBELL, Ohio — Forty years ago, on Sept. 19, thousands of men walked into the Campbell Works of Youngstown Sheet and Tube along the Mahoning River before the early shift. Like every fall morning, they were armed with lunch pails and hard hats; the only worry on their

New Food Economy: Poor diet kills one in five of us

by Kate Cox | September 19, 2017 Is there any good news about the way the world eats—or doesn’t? Two years ago next week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” (aka the “Sustainable Development Goals” or “SDG”), a broad list of ambitions aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet,

Propagate: Our Place in Regenerative Capitalism: A Review of John Fullerton’s Regenerative Capitalism

by Harrison Greene | September 18, 2017 Preface Propagate Ventures is on a mission to grow agroforestry into a cornerstone of agriculture. We work with farmers, brands, and investors to design and install tree-crop systems that work in tandem with existing farm operations. Our agroforestry programs are intended to decrease cost and mitigate risk while

WNAX: OCM Says USDA Failed to Report Dairy Checkoff Program Activities OCM Says USDA Failed to Report Dairy Checkoff Program Activities 42 MINS AGO IN AGRICULTURE PHOTO: WNAX 0 0 0 0 Organization for Competitive Markets officials say that since 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed to submit federally mandated annual reports to Congress on dairy checkoff program activities. OCM Executive Director Joe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Farm Aid stars come to a positive message and a warning

by Scott Mervis | September 16, 2017 Before the bands started at the 32nd annual Farm Aid on Saturday, Don Kretschmann, an organic farmer from Zelienople, sat on stage with legendary Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, and he stated a simple truth: “Without farming, there would be

The Washington Post: Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.

by Lillian Salerno | April 20, 2017 Globalization and technology aren’t the only factors crushing the heartland. Since President Trump’s election, much has been made of his rural, heartland voters, and how politicians can better serve them, with most discussion centering on international trade and globalization. But there is another political and economic disaster crushing

Politico: Inside the new battle against Google (includes OCM)

Inside the new battle against Google Barry Lynn and his team think monopoly is the next great Democratic political cause. But what happens when they aim for the tech giants? By DANNY VINIK 09/17/2017 07:05 AM EDT One of the biggest, most embarrassing divorces in the normally quiet world of Washington think tanks blew into

Montana Standard: ‘Legg regs’ take their toll on plants throughout Montana

by DAVID McCUMBER | September 17, 2017 Editor’s note: Last of a two-part series. Sunday’s first installment detailed how Bart Riley, owner of Riley’s Meats, received a long list of required changes to his plant when it was visited by Food Safety and Inspection Service front-line supervisor Jeffrey Legg and what happened after Riley found

CGTN America: New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops

by Frances Kuo | September 13, 2017 Drawing a roadmap to combat the spread of deserts worldwide. It’s the mission of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Inner Mongolian city of Erdos. The host country, China, was praised for a law it passed in 2002 — the world’s first integrated law dedicated

Star Herald: AWTRY: Domina’s closing arguments unmask TransCanada’s KXL project

GREG AWTRY | September 16, 2017 David Domina, attorney for the landowners opposing the KXL, submitted closing arguments to the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Sept. 15, 2017, saying, “Massive gaps in TransCanada’s evidence confirm its failure to carry the burden of proof for route approval.” He backed up that statement in a 37-page report