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To avoid dumping milk, dairy farmers find new market at Vermont food banks

In Vermont and across New England, the dairy industry is coming together to support struggling farmers and hungry families.
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Gary Nabhan: Migrant farmworkers, Native ranchers in border states hit hardest by COVID-19

An agricultural ecologist points to systemic racism resulting in a devastating lack of response to the pandemic.

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In the face of COVID-19, state legislators push for federal support of local food systems

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX) has been building a coalition for sustainable agriculture policies. The pandemic presents a moment for national strategy.
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Tom Colicchio, Eric Kessler: How to crisis-proof our food system

The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of a nationalized and inequitable food system.
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Mark Winne, Andy Fisher: With food insecurity on the rise, nutrition incentives should be more equitable

Food security experts argue that while federal incentives to add fresh produce to food assistance are critical, they are also deeply inequitable.
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The coronavirus crisis will lead to “catastrophic” hunger

Arif Husain, of the World Food Programme, describes how the coronavirus pandemic will worsen hunger and food insecurity around the world.
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São Paulo’s favelas are running out of food. These women are stepping in.

COVID-19 is worsening hardship in Brazil's working-class settlements, so this group is giving out 6,000 free meals a day.
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‘We had to do something': Trying to prevent massive food waste

Some producers acknowledge the efforts are “just a drop in the bucket” of what farmers can’t sell and are destroying instead.
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Coronavirus is also creating a food security crisis in Indian Country

‘There’s no way this is going to end well.’ The coronavirus is devastating Indigenous communities, long been shut out of traditional food supply chains and infrastructure development.
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Jason Mark: The rebirth of urban ag is a coronavirus silver lining

A journalist and urban farmer sees the explosive growth in backyard food production as one of the pandemic's unexpected harvests.
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A history of epidemics and racialized medicine

As data emerges that African Americans are suffering disproportionately from Covid-19, medical practices from past epidemics shed light on a history of racism.
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Community gardens adapt to the pandemic

Around the United States, local growing operations are offering fresh produce and socially distanced outdoor time.
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How Native Americans are fighting a food crisis

As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.
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Trump school nutrition rule struck down

A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.
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