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Feb 17, 2020

When the USDA finalized its new rules for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, roughly a million kids were projected to lose school lunches. The Trump administration has steadily rolled back programs aimed at making sure kids have access to healthy food, including removing requirements for fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as simply […]

Feb 17, 2020

Gael gets a little nervous when asked if he could discuss his seven years as an H2A guest worker on a Tennessee tobacco farm. The 27-year-old sat on a wooden chair outside his home on Isla Tecuena. It was the morning after his cousin’s wedding celebration and most of the small island’s population was asleep […]

Feb 16, 2020

Even as South Bend, Indiana has seen modest population growth in recent years, vacant lots are still scattered in parts of the city’s neighborhoods. Susan Greutman and her husband, Ryan, are trying to fill some of that space. The Greutmans are the owners and operators of Sunchoke Farms, an urban farm located in the Near […]

Bidding Adieu to Conventional Viticulture Practices

The grapevines that grow in the fields of French Champagne producer Louis Roederer are hardy... (more)

Susannah Edelbaum

Farm

A Psychological Means to Fight Crop Diseases

Farmers are constantly engaged in what may feel like a war. That war contains many... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 11, 2020
6 Rules for Organizing a Grassroots Regeneration Revolution

The following excerpt is adapted from Ronnie Cummins’ forthcoming book Grassroots Rising: A Call to... (more)

Ronnie Cummins
February 10, 2020
Futuristic Farming Has Arrived with Weeding Robots

For sustainable farmers, hand-weeding can be laborious, backbreaking work and can cost upwards of $300... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
February 10, 2020
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Food & Lifestyle

COOK THIS: Cool Beans by Joe Yonan

The current buzz around plant-based diets often centers around meat substitutes: processed proteins that are... (more)

Wendy Underwood
February 8, 2020
It’s Bad Times for Black Tea

Black tea, the kind you get in a bulk Lipton bag, is dramatically less popular... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 4, 2020
E Buono: My Twist on an Italian Staple

I get most enjoyment from cooking when I can be creative and I tend to... (more)

Frank Giustra
February 3, 2020
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News

Plants That Defy the ‘Rules of Ecology’ Could Survive Climate Change

The old saying “rules are made to be broken” has taken on a new meaning... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 12, 2020
Could Solar Panels Make Greenhouses Energy-Neutral?

Greenhouses are an increasingly large slice of American agriculture. There are plenty of advantages to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 12, 2020
Canadian Farmers Form New Coalition to Fight Climate Change

In Canada, farmers have been hit hard by extreme weather in recent years. Droughts and... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 11, 2020
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A Farm Grows in South Bend

Even as South Bend, Indiana has seen modest population growth in recent years, vacant lots... (more)

Could Water Buffalo Milk be Texas’s New White Gold?

In Fredericksburg, Texas, locals know Phil Giglio as the “water buffalo guy.” A year and... (more)

This Farmer Wants to Return Our Bodies to the Land

Suzanne Kelly digs in when it comes to dirt. She reflects on the insects and... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer: Sarah Hoffmann

Sarah Hoffmann always knew she would return to life on a farm. After practicing as... (more)

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