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Heifer USA is a leading voice in the sustainable agriculture and small-scale farming movement. Our experts in regenerative agriculture are available for interviews and speaking engagements.

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As the epicenter of sustainable agriculture in the south, Heifer USA is uniquely positioned to discuss a movement that has historically been led by farming communities on the coasts.

Learn more about As COVID-19 Disrupts the Industrial Meat System, Independent Processors Have a Moment to Shine.
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As COVID-19 Disrupts the Industrial Meat System, Independent Processors Have a Moment to Shine

Big Meat put most small slaughterhouses out of business. Those left are demonstrating their resilience, but their limited numbers point to the need for improved infrastructure.

Learn more about Heifer International to Donate 150 Pounds of Food a Week to Arkansas Food Deserts.
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Heifer International to Donate 150 Pounds of Food a Week to Arkansas Food Deserts

Heifer International will provide Little Rock non-profit, Fresh2You, with meat and fresh produce from its two working farms.

Learn more about Sean Pessarra on Sustainable Farming and Ben Lilliston on Pro Small-Scale Farming Policy During COVID-19.
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Sean Pessarra on Sustainable Farming and Ben Lilliston on Pro Small-Scale Farming Policy During COVID-19

Sean Pessarra, of Heifer Ranch, and Ben Lilliston, of the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, talk with Dani about the impact of coronavirus on sustainable farming and the policy implications of the current government relief bills.

Learn more about Food Dumped During Pandemic Comes with an Emissions Price Tag.
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Food Dumped During Pandemic Comes With an Emissions Price Tag

With supply chains disrupted, farms and dairies have had to throw away their goods, wasting the energy spent to produce them

Learn more about Heifer International donating produce and meat to Fresh2You Mobile Market.
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Heifer International Donating Produce and Meat to Fresh2You Mobile Market

Heifer International reports 20 of the 21 countries it serves now have COVID-19 cases, which will end up impacting the local farmers abroad and in the United States.

Learn more about Farm Food Facts Podcast.
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Farm Food Facts Podcast

Heifer USA Discusses Their Response to the Pandemic and Their Regenerative Ag Practices

Learn more about Farmer and Activist Karen Washington Talks Justice, Food and the Power of Community.
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Farmer and Activist Karen Washington Talks Justice, Food and the Power of Community

Karen Washington is on a mission to get fresh, healthy food into the hands of those who can’t afford it.

Learn more about Writer and Food Critic Ruth Reichl Talks American Food and Farming In a Post-COVID World.

Writer and Food Critic Ruth Reichl Talks American Food and Farming in a Post-COVID World

Join Heifer International President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari, for a conversation with trailblazing food writer and renowned restaurant critic, Ruth Reichl, on our changing connections to food and the social, economic and environmental problems revealed within our current food system.

Learn more about Leah Penniman Talks Anti-Racism, Reparations and Farming While Black.

Leah Penniman Talks Anti-Racism, Reparations and Farming While Black

Farmer, author and co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman sat down with Heifer International CEO, Pierre Ferrari as a part of the #HeiferTogether series.

Learn more about Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari on Racism and Protest.
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Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari on Racism and Protest

Standing together against institutional racism

Learn more about Agriculture: Rooted in Racism.
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Agriculture: Rooted in Racism

Systemic racism in agriculture is painfully obvious. Why has it taken a new Civil Rights movement to clearly expose the sordid roots and present-day inequalities in food and farming?

Learn more about Better Beef Leads to Better Honey at Heifer Ranch.

Better Beef Leads to Better Honey at Heifer Ranch

The experts at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, will tell you that, on a farm, everything’s connected, and that’s especially true with bees. “I think what’s really cool is that better beef might mean better honey, which is a neat correlation,” said Sean Pessarra, horticultural manager.

Learn more about Abundance From Crisis – Donna Kilpatrick Heifer USA.
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Abundance From Crisis – Donna Kilpatrick Heifer USA

Coming from the crisis can be “gardens of eden” reducing hunger and poverty with just abundance of food and viable farmers. transforming communities as they support their own families and spark economic growth in rural America.

Learn more about Could food dumping at pandemic-hit farms worsen warming?.
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Could Food Dumping at Pandemic-Hit Farms Worsen Warming?

No one knows the exact impact of the recent dumping. EPA has said in the past that organic material discharged from dairy farms can break down into microorganisms that deplete oxygen in the water.

Learn more about Heifer International on how agriculture can provide a path out of poverty.
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Heifer International on How Agriculture Can Provide a Path Out of Poverty

Donna Kilpatrick—who oversees operations of Heifer Ranch—and William Matovu—who oversees Heifer’s work in Uganda—are joining MTBE today to discuss the flaws of our current food system, and how alternate systems can offer lasting change.

Learn more about The Women Trying to Save the Meat Industry.
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The Women Trying to Save the Meat Industry

An educational working ranch shows an example of a system that’s better for employees, for animals, and for the earth

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