Stories by Lisa M. Hamilton

Lisa M. Hamilton is a writer and photographer who focuses on food and farming. She's currently writing a book about the changing place of farmers and ranchers in American life, and a new movement to restore their leadership role in the food system. Read more about her. subscribe to Lisa M. Hamilton's feed

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

By consolidating, centralizing and homogenizing our food system, we've put all our proverbial eggs in one basket -- and that's a big risk.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: Counterpoint Press

A 10th-generation rancher in New Mexico shows how to restore the environment, agriculture and ranching communities.

Posted on: May 12, 2009, Source: Prairie Writers Circle

Between 2002 and 2007, the United States lost 43,603 real farms -- we can't let agribusiness control our food supply.

Posted on: May 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

From the news these days you'd think farmers have never had a better friend than ethanol. But if you actually are a farmer, ethanol, with the high corn prices it brings, is looking less and less like a blessing -- and more like a curse.