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Fishing boat off Grand Isle, Louisana

Reviving the Dead Zone

Each year, nitrogen runoff from Midwestern farms produces a large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, damaging fisheries and the people who make their living from them. Fortunately, there are solutions that can benefit both farmers and fishers.
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Farmworkers carrying baskets with bandanas over their faces

Farmworkers at Risk

Pesticide exposure and heat stress conditions combine to present significant risks to farmworkers’ health and safety. Policies to protect their well-being from these threats are urgently needed.
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USDA scientist holding a soil sample

Safeguarding Soil

Many people think of soil as “just dirt,” but soil is the foundation of our food system, and taking care of it is vital for our future.
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Child eating a bowl of Cheerios

Champions of Breakfast

By sourcing grains sustainably, cereal makers can help farmers improve soil health, prevent water pollution, and reduce the climate impact of our agricultural system.
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Shopping for Change

Our web feature Shopping for Change is a resource to help you make informed shopping choices and learn more about your role and policymakers' roles in the food system.
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Shopping for Change

Under the slick supermarket packaging lies a food system that’s failing us. The good news is, we know how to build a better one.
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Betrayal at the USDA

The USDA should rely on science to help farmers and meet the nation's food needs. Instead, under Secretary Sonny Perdue, it's more like the Department of Agribusiness.
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A Farm Bill for Good Food

"Good food” procurement programs can be a powerful force for a better food system. We've identified several ways the 2018 farm bill can help these programs succeed.
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The Farm Bill

The farm bill is a large, multifaceted piece of legislation, renewed by Congress roughly every five years, that shapes federal food and agricultural policy.