Many farmers, ranchers and forest owners are as concerned about the government response to climate change as they are about the problem itself. But, if the US is going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we are going to need the help of agriculture and forestry.
As President-elect Joe Biden assembles his transition teams and looks toward building a better future, he has the opportunity to boost agricultural resilience in ways that improve the health of rural communities and ecosystems.
Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Rick Crawford discuss the importance of the AIM Act and how it is necessary to protect American agriculture and ensure American agriculture research and technology continues to be the best in the world.
As the economic impacts of COVID-19 spread, communities around the world are facing yet another invisible and immediate challenge: hunger. The pandemic is set to push an estimated 265 million people worldwide to the brink of starvation by the end of the year. Denise Cheung and Dilip Wagle take a look at how these global challenges are affecting a local community in the United States.
Betsy Huber, president of The National Grange, explains in this opinion piece why telehealth is vital to keeping rural Americans healthy and safe, and how without access to broadband internet, efforts to increase the availability of these services will fail.
Craig Ratajczyk, most recently CEO for the Illinois Soybean Association, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has strained many of America’s established systems— particularly the economy, healthcare, and agriculture— and how we’re opening ourselves to vulnerabilities that threaten our health, safety, and security.