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  • The complexities of The Farm Bill, low water levels in the Mississippi River once again create concern for agricultural barge traffic, the world’s biggest agribusiness corporations record record profits in the face of widespread food poverty and starvation, and U.S. wheat exports are expected to decrease to levels not seen in over 50 years.
  • Last Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held an informational meeting in northeastern Arizona on the first area in the Navajo Nation to be added to the Superfund National Priorities List. The EPA has proposed adding the Lukachukai Mountain Mining District to the national list, which is made up of sites in the United States that are highly contaminated and require long-term remediation. And Colorado is one step closer to ensuring all kids can access healthy food at school regardless of their ability to pay after Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 221 into law last month.
  • Kaiser Permanente and other healthcare providers are expanding abortion services in Colorado. And in Cortez, The Good Samaritan Food Center helps combat hunger in the Four Corners region.
  • The Trump era trade war impact on the U.S. agricultural economy, what a world population of 8 billion means for food production and distribution, how cattle are being used to create fire breaks to assist in wildfire fighting, and why lettuce growers in the southwest are harvesting lettuce a little early this year.
  • The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is raising money to open a grocery store on its reservation. Federal COVID-19 waivers for free school lunch will end when the school year is over. And summer water restrictions in Cortez take effect on Sunday and will remain in place until September 15.
  • The federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. From Boulder, KGNU's Shannon Young has more.
  • On this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn interviews James Hunter, Farm Director of We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College. The…
  • The Mancos Food Share project is working to address hunger and food security by supporting healthy and local food access for those in need. In this…
  • In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about…
  • In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Ole Bye, Manager of the Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative, and their board…