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Check out where all Chris’ articles have been published.


EPA’s second attempt to fix Renewable Fuel Standard loophole draws criticism


Soybean promoters shop for new markets as talks with China continue


Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. But it can also be a part of the solution.

This story was also published by In These Times.


Kraft, Mondelez agreed to pay $16 million for allegedly manipulating the wheat market. Now, they’re complaining the feds talked about it.


General Mills launches pesticide reduction plan after traces found in cereal

This story was also published by the Associated Press and others.


As scientists predict ‘killer heat’ in near future, ag companies and farmers prepare

This story was also published by the Associated Press, the Daily Herald, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Peoria Journal Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, U.S. News and World Report, and others.


JBS a big winner in USDA trade war relief contracts

This story was also published by the Associated Press, Daily Yonder, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Olympian, Peoria Journal Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The State, U.S. News and World Report and others.


Food pantries struggle with abundance of meat, milk as USDA triples food buys


Controversial pesticide use sees dramatic increase across the Midwest

This story was also published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Harvest Public Media, Science Friday, The Daily Yonder, KCUR, KUNC, St. Louis Public Radio, Illinois Public Radio, WVIK Quad Cities Public Radio and others.


Experts concerned about dicamba overuse


CDC report: More research needed on health risks from weedkiller glyphosate


Comments on Bayer-Monsanto merger settlement reveal lack of confidence in competition


In Iowa, 2020 candidates decry mega-mergers and falling farm incomes


U.S. food buys offer little relief from trade war

This story was also published by New Food Economy and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


USDA rural broadband investment tops $200 million in 2018

This story was also published by the Des Moines Register.


Lawsuit challenges rule easing environmental reviews for animal confinements

This story was also published by the Daily Star Journal and St. Louis Today.


USDA to reduce work exemptions for some SNAP recipients


Poultry growers, caught between strict rules and financial risk, lean heavily on government-backed loans

This story was also published by the Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune and U.S. News and World Report.


USDA’s Rural broadband plan met with citizen criticism and concerns

This story was also published by the Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily ReporterDaily Yonder, Faribault Daily NewsThe Food & Environment Reporting Network, High Plains Public Radio, KNEB Radio Scotts BluffKUNC, Merced Sun-StarThe Peoria Journal Star and the Winona Daily News.


Business, education, healthcare top of mind as rural broadband expansion inches forward

This story was also published by the Associated Press and the Peoria Journal Star.


Midwest businesses, farmers rally to oppose Trump’s trade war


Disappearing farmland

This story was also published by the Associated PressDaily Yonder, La Crosse TribuneThe News TribunePeoria Journal Star, Successful FarmingWashington Times and WRAL-TV.


Disappearing farmland

This story was also published by the Alva Review-CourierAssociated Press, Brookings RegisterDaily Reporter, Fresno BeeIdaho Statesman, NBC 5 Chicago, NBC 5 DFWNBC 10 PhiladelphiaPeoria Journal StarU.S. News and World Report, Washington Times and Winona Daily News.


Database: Disappearing Farmland


Post merger, Bayer vague on lawsuit strategy, despite liability

This story was also published by the Alva Review-CourierAssociated Press,  Chicago Tribune and U.S. News and World Report


Trade disputes explode under Trump tariff war

This story was also published by Illinois Public Media.


Slaughterhouses provide low, yet stable floor for employment in rural America

This story was also published by In These Times.


Large animal feeding operations on the rise


Report: USDA payments to non-farmers remain high


Up in the Sky: Saving Old Farm Photos, One Roll at a Time

“Go out and take pictures of every farm you see.”

Seems like an odd thing to ask an airplane pilot. It’s a lot of farms and a lot of film. More than 60 years after that first pilot took that first picture, a company called Vintage Aerial is trying to match rolls and rolls of aerial farmland photos – 18 million photos worth – to the families who have lived and worked on that land for generations … Continue reading

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Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near Future Reality or All Talk?
Agweb – 1/15/18

4-H and Google Team Up to Bring Tech to America’s Youth
Agweb – 8/11/17

New Sage Grouse Plan Workable for Farmers, Ranchers
Agweb – 8/8/17

Will Soybean Acres Surpass Corn This Year?
Agweb – 6/29/17

Dairy under the Golden Arches
Milk Business Magazine – 9/5/16

A Mule’s Paradise
Missouri Life Magazine – 8/1/15

5 Key Mistakes To Avoid After A Bike Crash
The Chicagoist – 12/4/15

Hard to Swallow: One man’s journey around the world & into the record books
Medium – 4/28/15

Surveying the Unknown: Mozambique’s struggle to free itself of landmines
Deadly Debris – 1/5/15
This story was also published by Global Post.

Nurse-shaming: Chicago dad responds to breastfeeding blog post
Chicago Parent – 8/1/14

Lessons for youth concerning Trayvon Martin
Austin Weekly News – 11/5/13