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Apr 16, 2021

The nursery at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is not your typical nursery. CTUIR grows only native plants—defined as indigenous species that evolved naturally in an ecosystem—and its sales to landscapers and home gardeners make up only a small portion of its business. The nursery’s main mission is to grow native […]

Apr 16, 2021

In response to widespread controversy over pricing, inefficiency and alleged corruption, USDA chief Tom Vilsack announced on Wednesday that the Farmers to Families Food Box would run through the month of April and no further.  The Trump administration launched the program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and had no end of issues. It will […]

Apr 15, 2021

Things are dry and dusty in the Upper Midwest, the Northern Plains states and the Prairie provinces of Canada.  This region, spanning states such as North Dakota and provinces such as Manitoba, is the most important one for spring wheat, the higher-gluten variety that’s used for pasta or mixed with other wheat for all-purpose flour. […]

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