Jun 24, 2021

Bees and butterflies might be the best-known pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones. Bats, birds, beetles, wasps and flies play an important role, too. Rae Olsson, a postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University (WSU), has studied pollinating insects since 2014, when they started working on a bee-survey project led by a recent WSU […]

Chances are, if you look around closely, there’s an edible plant (or fungi) near you right now. From the mushrooms dotting the forest floor to the wild blueberry and raspberry bushes growing along a hiking trail. There are wild ramps and tender greens and nuts and seeds all around us, if you know where to […]

The US Supreme Court ruled today that a California regulation allowing union organizers onto farms to recruit workers was unconstitutional. The decision comes as a victory for property owners and as a disappointment for union advocates. The original lawsuit, Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, was filed in 2016 and involved a decades-old California law that […]

Thousand-Year-Old Egg Found in Poop Hole

When you start digging in a big hole full of ancient human poop, you may... (more)

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Cultivating Crops and Community at TransGenerational Farm

While growing up in western Kansas, Jayne Henson was surrounded by agriculture. Her father was... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 19, 2021
Blossoming Into Joy

What does it mean to cultivate joy? Does it mean to take existing structures and... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 13, 2021
Western Drought Forces Farmers to Make Tough Decisions

Due to the worsening drought sweeping across the West, Sonoma County farmers David and Kayta... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 7, 2021
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12 Vegetables You Can Still Plant in June

There’s a common misconception that if you’re going to grow a garden, you have to... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 20, 2021
Farm Booty: An Instagram Ode to Farmers’ Butts

Here’s what I can tell you about the behind-the-scenes of the @farmbooty Instagram account: It’s... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 18, 2021
From Professional Saxophonist to Exotic Fruit Seller

There’s nothing like biting into a fresh piece of mango. Juicy and bright, the fruit... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 12, 2021
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Biden Administration Considers Expanding Biofuel Waivers for Oil Refineries

During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden promoted biofuels as part of his platform. This is... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 18, 2021
US Supreme Court Throws Out Slavery Case Against Nestlé, Cargill

Are US corporations liable for human rights violations in partner companies if they happen overseas? ... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 17, 2021
USDA to Strengthen Antitrust Laws for Meatpacking

For decades, the meat industry has enjoyed what the National Farmers Union calls “lax antitrust... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 16, 2021
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These Refugees Are Planting New Roots in Salt Lake City

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When Logan Hailey and Justin “Cheezy” Taylor roll up to new pastures in their bright... (more)

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