Our farm and food system is broken.
The meatpacking industry, giant poultry companies, and largest food processors have forced more than 1 million American farmers and ranchers out of business since 1980.
From Maine to Mexico and beyond, Monsanto and other transnational corporations are trying to control seeds, land, water, and other key resources.
While pundits and politicos were vilifying Shirley Sherrod for an act of discrimination that didn't occur, Senate Republicans cut the payments for thousands of official acts of actual discrimination against African-American farmers.
When banks call in farm loans at the first opportunity, it destroys families, communities, and regional economies.
A Republican candidate for Congress addresses farmers' troubles.
American farming can't afford premium prices for seeds.