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Tractor Rollovers Kill Dozens on Farms Each Year—and a Prevention Program Is at Risk

The most ubiquitous tool on America’s farms is also the most dangerous. And a nationwide program to help farmers install safety devices on their tractors is at risk of losing funding next year, unless Congress takes action.

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Op-ed: Walmart’s Outsized Catch

Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation have relied on a debatable definition of “sustainable” seafood that allows it to achieve its sourcing goals without fundamentally changing its business model.



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Animal Welfare Advocates Want a Say in the Next Farm Bill

Farm Sanctuary’s Aaron Rimmler-Cohen explains why the animal protection organization is taking a stronger stance in this year’s farm bill negotiations—and how political gridlock is threatening the process.



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Congress Likely to Preserve OSHA Loophole That Endangers Animal Ag Workers

A 2022 Civil Eats investigation found that a budget rider that prohibits OSHA from spending money to ​regulate small farms leaves most animal-ag operations without oversight. Lawmakers appear poised to renew the rider once again.

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Civil Eats TV: Women Brewing Change at Sequoia Sake

Of the three female craft sake brewers in the U.S., two make up the mother-daughter team at Sequoia Sake in San Francisco. Working with California rice farmers, they’re bringing the nearly 2,000-year-old national drink of Japan to more Americans.

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As California Gets Drier, Solar Panels Could Help Farms Save Water

Agrivoltaics—or on-farm solar arrays—are still rare in California, but experts say the shade they provide could be a game-changer in a state where many farms are struggling to plan for a future with limited groundwater.