Every day we produce journalism that matters—stories that elevate transparency, offer insight, and resonate with readers like you.
Our work is essential to understanding the food we eat — from the people who produce it to its impact on communities, politics and the environment. Without FERN’s efforts, many of these stories would go untold and unnoticed. Because of our sharp and consistent focus, we rise above the noise. What we do is fundamental to nurturing a better-informed public and a healthy democracy. But it isn’t possible without your support.
That’s why, starting next week, we’re participating in NewsMatch, the largest grassroots campaign for nonprofit news organizations. This annual matching-gift campaign helps newsrooms like ours raise funds so we can do our work.
Work like these recent pieces:
- “These Races Will Make or Break the Blue Wave in Farm Country,” Brian Barth’s look into key election races in ag-heavy districts.
- “Can Jess King Flip the Farmers of Lancaster County?” Leah Douglas’s dive into a contested election in the heart of Pennsylvania’s dairy country.
- “Every Day You Become More Desperate,” Anna-Catherine Brigida’s searing piece on Central American farmers fleeing climate change and drought.
- “A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s farmers claw back,” Allison Keyes’s audio report on farmers trying to rebuild on the battered island.
Before NewsMatch begins on November 1, take a look at our stories, see how this work resonates with you. And let us know what you think.