China Is Making a Major Play for American Farms and Farmland

Companies backed by the Chinese government are making Big Ag acquisitions in the U.S.The American farmer is revered in our culture. He—the mythical American farmer is invariably a man—is in many ways a professional embodiment of values, such as individualism and hard work, that are considered part of the national identity. With their backbreaking work, …

New U.S. Agriculture policy could halt some Kentucky hemp growth

By Charles Mason, Bowling Green Daily News, Possibly half of Kentucky’s nascent industrial hemp industry could be harmed by a policy suggestion offered by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and other federal officials. The policy suggestion is part of a larger discussion over the future of industrial hemp in America, which exists in legal limbo. …