Karen Stillerman

Karen Stillerman

Karen Stillerman is deputy director and sr. analyst in the Food and Environment Program at Union of Concerned Scientists. 

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With climate change clearly upon us, the federal government must take bold action to equip farmers in Ohio and across the nation with the tools they need to help themselves, their communities, and the future of our food. (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock) Views
Monday, October 14, 2019
As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision
It has been a very bad year for Ohio’s farmers . Across the state, they were unable to plant crops on nearly 1.5 million acres this past spring due to unrelenting rainfall and flooding. The Buckeye State has also been hard-hit by the Trump administration’s trade war, with the price of soybeans—Ohio...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Even Without an Agriculture Secretary, Trump’s Cabinet Says Plenty about Food and Water Plans
It’s official. This week’s Veterans Affairs nomination leaves the Trump administration’s Secretary of Agriculture position as the last cabinet slot to be filled. With his inauguration just 7 days away, the president-elect still hasn’t announced his pick for this vital position that touches every...
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
How US Farm Subsidies Make Taxpayers Pay Twice (And How We Could Change That)
Usually, when you buy something, you pay for it just once. But if you’re a US taxpayer, you’re paying twice for the food system you’re “buying” with your hard-earned tax dollars. An example: today’s massive federal farm subsidies encourage farming practices that lead to toxic algae blooms, drinking...
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