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The water that pours out of the taps at Jeff Broberg’s house is crystal clear, refreshing and odorless. But Broberg, 68, doesn’t drink it. The issue is only visible on the molecular scale.  Like Broberg, many rural Minnesotans rely on private wells, which tap into groundwater systems spread underneath rolling crop fields and livestock operations. […]

When Eat Local Sudbury Co-op closed back in 2018, Chantal Lewington and a group of fellow Ontario farmers gathered to discuss their options for getting products to the community. It was a worrying situation; the co-op was an important community outlet for their produce.  Lewington owned and operated Dalew Farms with her husband Dave and […]

Jan 30, 2023

On the banks of the Hudson River in Troy, NY, there’s an unassuming forest-green building, tucked between a used-car lot and towing business. This refurbished auto-body shop fits right into the neighborhood of commercial buildings. There are no open fields or garden beds thick with produce. But step inside and everything changes. You’ve found Collar […]

Record-Breaking Egg Profits Prompt Accusation of Price Gouging

A farmer-advocacy organization says record-breaking increases in the price of eggs isn’t being caused by... (more)

Claire Carlson, The Daily Yonder

Farm

A New Egg Co-operative Has Hatched in the Western U.S.

It doesn’t always pay to be an egg farmer—just ask Cliff Lillywhite.  The owner and... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 17, 2023
New Solar Panels Allow Farmers to See the Light

Arable land is at an all-time premium. Since the last ice age, humans have cleared... (more)

Naoki Nitta
January 16, 2023
Meet the Farmer Helping Black Kentuckians Return to Their Agricultural Roots

“Produce with a purpose” is how Ashley Smith describes her vision for Black Soil, the... (more)

Kelly Magyarics
January 12, 2023
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Food & Lifestyle

How to Turn Your Garden Into a Business, No Matter the Size

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You love your backyard garden, but because of the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 24, 2023
How Solar-Powered Refrigerators Could Cool Down Climate Change

Food loss and waste are major problems around the world. When food is tossed aside... (more)

Abay Yimere
January 21, 2023
This Modern Farmer Wants You to Grow a New Potato Strain

At 30 years old, Curzio Caravati moved to the United States from Switzerland, settling into... (more)

Bevin Cohen
January 19, 2023
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News

Can Interactive Mapping Tools Guide Shellfish Restoration?

Over the 19th and 20th centuries, oyster populations worldwide have been decimated; at least 85... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
January 23, 2023
First Vaccine for Honey Bees Approved by USDA

The US Department of Agriculture has given conditional approval to a vaccine for honey bees,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 10, 2023
Alaskan Salmon Face a Stream of New Mines

This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. Wild Alaskan salmon are... (more)

Becki Robins
November 26, 2022
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This Modern Farmer Wants You to Grow a New Potato Strain

At 30 years old, Curzio Caravati moved to the United States from Switzerland, settling into... (more)

Meet the Farmer Helping Black Kentuckians Return to Their Agricultural Roots

“Produce with a purpose” is how Ashley Smith describes her vision for Black Soil, the... (more)

This Earn-While-You-Learn Model is Transforming a Colorado Food Desert

Denver’s Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods have been designated food deserts, barren of grocery stores and... (more)

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)