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Nov 25, 2022

Anna Zlotkowski has found an unusual–but fitting–afterschool job. Along with finishing her last two years of high school and playing on the basketball team, the 17-year-old has a deep passion for animals. So, rather than walk dogs or volunteer at the SPCA, she’s started her own landscaping business—using rescued goats.  Zlotkowski, who lives on Isleboro […]

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Bats have lived with coronaviruses for millennia. Details are still hazy about how one of these viruses evolved into SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID in humans. Did it go directly from bats to humans or via another animal species? When? And why? If […]

Nov 22, 2022

Americans won’t have trouble finding a Thanksgiving turkey, but they may wonder if this season’s hens were put on a diet, based on the supply of smaller-sized birds with inflated price tags.   However, experts say that avian influenza outbreaks and steep operational costs throughout the supply chain are to blame for the smaller-than-average birds. Ashley […]

For Young Farmers, Land Access Will Make or Break the 2023 Farm...

The average age of American farmers is roughly 58 years old, and it has been... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff

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This Kansas Farm Gives Veterans A New Path To Civilian Life

Joe Graham gave nine years of his life to the war in Afghanistan. Once he... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2022
This Veteran Farmer Continues to Serve His Community

After serving in the Vietnam War and retiring from his career as a therapist, Rick... (more)

Bevin Cohen
November 11, 2022
Bees Are Starving After Extreme Weather Events

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original... (more)

Jennie L. Durant
November 9, 2022
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Egg Whites Could be the Key to Cleaning Our Oceans

In hopes of finding a cheap, easy way to come by material to filter microplastics... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 15, 2022
Could Dissolvable Cranberry Film Replace Plastic Packaging Someday?

  Imagine making a bowl of oatmeal or a cup of instant ramen noodles. You... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 14, 2022
It’s Another Less-Than-Fruitful Year for Cranberries

The Thanksgiving staple may be in short supply this year.

Shea Swenson
November 8, 2022
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Farmers of Color Are Suing the US Government

The US government doubled back on its pledge to allocate $4 billion in debt relief... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 17, 2022
Water Treatment Plants Are Ineffective at Removing Forever Chemicals

In a new study, PFAS compounds were found in both untreated and treated water across... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 4, 2022
USDA Proposes Plan for Reducing Salmonella Risks in Poultry

The new approach has the potential to drive down the number of consumer infections.

Shea Swenson
October 23, 2022
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Meet the Maine Teenager-Turned-Landscaper Thanks to Grazing Goats

Anna Zlotkowski has found an unusual–but fitting–afterschool job. Along with finishing her last two years... (more)

This Veteran Farmer Continues to Serve His Community

After serving in the Vietnam War and retiring from his career as a therapist, Rick... (more)

Meet the Former Chefs Growing Restaurant-Driven Produce in Suburban Albany

Emma Hearst and John Barker once prepared ingredients for diners. Now they grow them at... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer Helping Immigrant Farmers Sell Their Produce

In Rhode Island, Jake Stanton works to help immigrant farmers market and grow their produce... (more)