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Aug 21, 2019

When Byron Kominek returned home to his family farm in Colorado in 2016, he decided it was time to do more than produce hay. The former U.S. diplomat saw opportunity in the 24 acres his grandfather bought in the 1970’s that far exceeded its traditional function. Kominek looked for potential options and stumbled across agrivoltaics […]

Aug 19, 2019

Emancipated slaves never received their promised 40 acres and a mule after the Civil War. For this, and a mountain of other reasons, calls for reparations have grown to the point that presidential candidates have made it a talking point. It has taken 150 years for the reparations conversation to be given the seriousness it […]

Aug 18, 2019

Berlin’s long-term residents have been dealing with a rapid influx of gentrifying newcomers — and the rapacious developers who love them — for nearly a decade. Less publicized are the city’s aquatic denizens, which have been facing a foreign onslaught of their own. How the small red Louisiana crayfish first made it into the waterways […]

Chicago Neighborhood Elects Goat

In a wild upset, a farm animal has defeated many cats and dogs to earn... (more)

Dan Nosowitz


Seven High-Tech Scarecrows

Modern scarecrows are a drastic departure from the straw buddy from The Wizard of Oz.... (more)

David Wilson
August 24, 2019
Garlic and Broccoli: A Delicious Pairing That Also Repels Pests

For farmers and gardeners who want to skip conventional pesticides, options for fighting off pests... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 22, 2019
These Florida Farmers Are Giving Back

When Sean Hellein stepped into the world of farming, he knew he wanted to make... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 16, 2019
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Food & Lifestyle

Five Offbeat Food Shows to Watch on Netflix This Summer

Netflix has the chef-hero worship genre of food shows down pat. Many of these feature... (more)

Brian Barth
August 23, 2019
Beat the Heat

Summertime is all about late night visits to the ice cream parlor, poolside popsicles, and... (more)

Michelle Rabin
August 17, 2019
Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of the Hass Avocado

If you’re a sucker for a good avocado, an even better one could be on... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 12, 2019
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A Farmer’s Guide to the 2020 Democratic Primaries

With less than six months until the Iowa Democratic caucuses, a small army of candidates... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 23, 2019
Tyson Issues Fourth Recall of the Year For Having Non-Food Material in...

Tyson Foods, one of the largest food producers in the world, is having a problem.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 22, 2019
Trump Administration Hits Corn Farmers With Huge Ethanol Waivers

For almost a decade and a half, the Renewable Fuel Standard has forced oil refineries... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 15, 2019
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These Florida Farmers Are Giving Back

When Sean Hellein stepped into the world of farming, he knew he wanted to make... (more)

Young Agriculturalists, Take Note

When Matthew and Joe Brugger left their family’s farm for college, they didn’t know what... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer: Jeanene Miller of Abundant Greens

There’s local, there’s hyperlocal, and then there’s Jeanene Miller. The fiber-artist-turned-farmer and owner of Abundant... (more)

How Two Urban Farmers Got Their Start Leveraging Backyard Space

In 2015, Madeleine Maltby began knocking on neighborhood doors in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, with... (more)

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