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Dec 09, 2019

In August 2018, a small group of Wisconsin dairy farmers took a bus to Albany, N.Y., on a mission to save farms. It was almost four years into an unprecedented slump in milk prices, and in Wisconsin and elsewhere, farmers were struggling. They had cut costs, borrowed heavily, and were sinking deeper into debt. Many […]

Most visitors to Xochimilco, in the south of Mexico City, come to ride its canals, eat, drink and listen to floating mariachi bands. Few, however, realize that this reserve is the last example of an ancient way of farming on water called chinampas. It’s a method that is 1,300 years old and is disappearing due […]

Dec 09, 2019

From the outside, it resembles any one of the 17 million shipping containers that are currently in use around the world. But step inside and you’re entering a futuristic hydroponic, vertical farm where cutting-edge technology can grow anything from tomatoes to turnips. It’s called the “Greenery” and it’s the newest container farm from Freight Farms, […]

Sweet Potatoes Alert Their Buddies to Pest Attacks

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Dan Nosowitz

Farm

Feed Supplement Could Help Cows Burp Up Less Methane

A new citrus and garlic feed supplement could help dairy farmers offset their cows’ methane... (more)

Alex Robinson
December 6, 2019
OPINION: You Can’t Sit With Us

Over the past several years, I have become a well-known target within the online agricultural... (more)

Megan Brown
December 3, 2019
Women Farmers Are on the Rise in the Last Frontier

In Alaska, where farmers battle grueling winters and short growing seasons, women are almost as... (more)

Sam Davenport
December 2, 2019
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Food & Lifestyle

Kickstarting the Modern Farm

There’s no better time to give than the holiday season. From a cookbook that will... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 5, 2019
We Are All Modern Farmers Now

My name is Frank Giustra. I am the owner of Modern Farmer magazine. When we... (more)

Frank Giustra
December 4, 2019
How Peruvian Potatoes Might Be Key to Feeding the Planet

When climate change causes widespread devastation, displaces millions of people and leads to mass extinction,... (more)

Alex Robinson
December 3, 2019
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News

Bovine Virtual Reality, Farm-to-Plane Follies and More: Your December Food News Round-Up

Humans are always trying to do better, get healthier, be more efficient. But sometimes our... (more)

Brian Barth
December 6, 2019
USDA Finalizes New SNAP Rules, Reducing Food Benefits for Millions

A much-criticized proposed rule to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP—better known as... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 4, 2019
Spent Grain From Breweries Could be Repurposed as Fuel

Leftover grain from breweries, which might otherwise end up in landfills, could be used to... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 2, 2019
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Meet the modern farmer
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How An Indian Farming Organization Is Trying to Save the Forest

A couple of years ago, four friends gave up their comfortable jobs in Mumbai to... (more)

Transforming a Hawaiian Community Through Farming

Cheryse Kaui Sana often thinks about how different her life would have been if she... (more)

This Wisconsin Economist Found Happiness Growing Mushrooms in His Basement

When Jerome Segura III leapt from the ivory tower of academia, he didn’t know what... (more)

Rice Paddies Rise in the Hudson Valley

Nfamara Badjie’s parents taught him it’s much healthier to eat what you grow than food... (more)

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