Ted Genoways

Ted Genoways is the author of The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food (Harper, 2014), a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Writing and Literature, and he is under contract with W. W. Norton for two new books, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm and Tequila Wars: The Bloody Struggle for the Spirit of Mexico. He is a contributing writer at Mother Jones, The New Republic, and OnEarth. His reporting and commentary have also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper’s, The New York Times, Outside, and the Washington Post Book World. In 2014, he received a National Press Club Award for his reporting on ag gag laws and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his reporting on the health effects of refineries in Port Arthur, Texas.

The food revolution’s missing piece

FERN’s latest story, published with Harper’s Magazine, is an excerpt from Ted Genoways’ new book, This Blessed Earth, an intimate account of a year with the Hammonds, a Nebraska farm family. Here, Genoways argues that the difficult realities faced by farmers like the Hammonds need to be part of the conversation about food-system reform.  … » Read More

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Terror in the Heartland

On October 11, 2016, less than a month before Election Day, police in Liberal, Kansas, sat in their cruisers outside G&G Home Center, waiting for Curtis Allen to emerge. The mobile home dealership where Allen worked was nothing more than a prefab trailer hauled onto a patch of scrub grass along a remote stretch of… » Read More

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Heart of Agave

This story won “Best Writing on Beer, Wine or Spirits” from AFJ. The Suburban surged and swerved, rattling across potholes and rocketing over heaves in the sun-scorched asphalt. At the wheel, Adolfo Murillo smiled with pride. “This road we’re on here,” he said, “for years and years and years was never paved.” Going back to… » Read More

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