Cherokee and other Native American farmers have until Dec. 27 to claim damages as a result of a class-action suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The settlement allows up to $760 million in monetary relief.
Corn and tomatoes are both water hogs on the farm. But in North Carolina’s continuing drought, the first crop suffered heavy losses for the second consecutive year, while the latter prospered. That’s the nature of farming, perhaps, but at least for some growers hit hard by the drought, help may come not from rain but […]