Stories tagged: "agriculture"


In a March 11, 2021 photo, potatoes are examined along a conveyor belt before being loaded into a tractor trailer at the Sackett Potato farm in Mecosta, Mich. For generations, Brian Sackett's family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips. About 25% of the nation's potato chips get their start in Michigan, which historically has had reliably cool air during September harvest and late spring but now is getting warmer temperatures.
Climate Change’s Weird and Wild Weather Has Rocked Michigan Farmers

Michigan potato farmer Brian Sackett is struggling with warmer winters, showing how climate change is directly impacting our food supply.

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Farmers Union President Warns: ‘We Have No Time to Lose’ on Climate Change

Farmers want to see leadership and a healthier climate as extreme weather wipes out more crops.

Will American farms finally get help in solving their worker shortage?

New bill would reform and expand visa program allowing employers to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill farm jobs

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The freshman Rep. who fought her party for farmers, and won

“You know, we're called a flyover state, but we're incredibly important to this country— and my job is to make sure that I'm the voice for every person in our district."