One crop with some of the fastest-growing rates of production is cannabis, specifically hemp. Hemp, a strain of Cannabis sativa with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient most associated with marijuana. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Center stated that in the first year following the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp production increased […]
Articles by Irene Lewis
Gissel Neri Corcoles’ story teaches us that agriculture can mean so many things to the people around us, especially as so many have sacrificed before us.
Agriculture is the foundation of life. Agriculture in America is the foundation of the country’s economy. However, its history is tainted with oppression and trauma. I often find it interesting when people question why everyone is still talking about “race.” The argument often states that we have to avoid speaking so divisively about the topic […]
In 2016, I enrolled at Southern University, an 1890 land-grant in Louisiana, to major in Agricultural Sciences. From the moment I got there, I felt seen.