Welcome to Big Picture Agriculture!
This site covers U.S. and global trends and developments in agriculture, food, and farming. The perspective is holistic, realistic, and observational.

Website posting schedule is as follows:
  • Sunday: A not-to-be-missed Getty photo thread of global and U.S. food and agricultural news photos for the week. 
  • Tuesday: A comprehensive news round-up with the latest in science, economics, and trending Ag-related information - akin to your "weekly Ag magazine".
  • Thursday: A carefully selected old time farming photo, lest we forget.
  • Friday: An "informative" infographic.
Of course, there will be occasional BONUS posts from time to time, too.

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Writing: Since I began in 2009, my Ag-related writing has appeared in the NYT's, CNN.com, Yale E360, Business Insider, Daily Camera, Naked Capitalism, and Seeking Alpha and has been referenced by the Washington-Post Wonkblog, Financial Times Alphaville, Forbes.com, Atlantic.com, Grist, VOX, and Mother Jones. I have been interviewed by Boerderij (leading agricultural magazine in the Netherlands) and AlJazeera Live Europe.

Background: I grew up on a farm in the Midwest which practiced rotational grazing and today I am a trained health professional and enthusiast, an artist, gardener, and home chef - in addition to running this blog.

Funding: For the curious, this site is not funded by anyone and the only revenue I receive is from Google Ads. I do not solicit donations from readers like so many other sites do. For the time being, this is my hobby and it is my hope that it has a few occasional positive butterfly effects.

Valuable News Resource: If you are interested in obtaining high quality Ag-related news each day, I invite you to use the rich resource of news feeds found at the bottom of this site. I doubt that you'll find anything like it anywhere else on the web.

Best wishes, thanks for visiting, and I hope you become one of this site's many regular loyal readers!

K. McDonald

Location: Colorado, U.S.A.

E-mail: bigpictureagriculture@gmail.com

2016 Garden Photo: Peach Tree in my front yard

BPA Est. Ap. 2016. OFP Est. May 2015. BPA.com May 2012. BPA Est. Jan 2010. FNE Est. May 2009.