‘Real News’ Stories Encourage Progressives

Jim Hightower

Fake news is prevalent these days, but some real news stories are encouraging to progressives. A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America’s official arbiters of political truth. One of their … Read more‘Real News’ Stories Encourage Progressives

Wall Street Plowboys Buying Up Farms

Jim Hightower

Of course, these modern day slavers don’t soil their own soft hands on their farms. John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath.” Woody Guthrie’s ballad “Deportee.” Edward R. Murrow’s documentary “Harvest of Shame.” Every decade or … Read moreWall Street Plowboys Buying Up Farms

It’s Time to Put Food Policy Back on the Table

Jim Hightower

The economic devastation in farm country continues unabated as agribusiness profiteers, Wall Street speculators, urban sprawlers and corrupted political elites continue to set food policy. During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked … Read moreIt’s Time to Put Food Policy Back on the Table

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Celebrate AgriCULTURE, Not AgriBUSINESS

Jim Hightower

Reversing the corporate takeover of American agriculture and the global food economy In December 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came tantalizingly close to getting the U.S. Senate to reject Earl Butz, … Read moreThis Thanksgiving, Let’s Celebrate AgriCULTURE, Not AgriBUSINESS

Hemp: A Common Sense Crop for America’s Common Good

Jim Hightower

Hemp, hemp, hurray for a crop that could deliver a new economic high for America! Four years ago, Michelle Obama picked up a shovel and made a powerful symbolic statement about America’s food and farm … Read moreHemp: A Common Sense Crop for America’s Common Good

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