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As the climate crisis intensifies, many have been quick to blame raising animals and overall meat consumption as a large part of the problem. But what, exactly, makes much of our current meat industry “bad”? And can meat ever be “good?” It’s a tough topic to dive into, in part because there isn’t just one […]

Dec 05, 2022

The stereotypical picture of American farmland probably looks a lot like this: rolling hills lined with rows upon rows of singular crops, perfectly spaced out for machinery to cultivate, harvest and irrigate the fields.  It wasn’t always that way. In fact, historically, trees and crops co-existed on swaths of farmland together, retaining soil integrity and […]

Dec 01, 2022

New year, same shortage of fertilizer.  The fertilizer crisis that has been steadily growing since 2021—when the World Bank reported a 66-percent increase in the price of fertilizer, thanks to shortages—is likely to persist throughout 2023, according to a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the World […]

Where Has All the Mustard Gone?

Essential to a traditional vinaigrette and divine when accompanying a piece of ribeye, mustard is... (more)

Chloe Faure

Farm

For Young Farmers, Land Access Will Make or Break the 2023 Farm...

The average age of American farmers is roughly 58 years old, and it has been... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 21, 2022
This Kansas Farm Gives Veterans A New Path To Civilian Life

Joe Graham gave nine years of his life to the war in Afghanistan. Once he... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2022
This Veteran Farmer Continues to Serve His Community

After serving in the Vietnam War and retiring from his career as a therapist, Rick... (more)

Bevin Cohen
November 11, 2022
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Food & Lifestyle

To Stop New Viruses Infecting Humans, We Must Protect Bat Habitat

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Bats have... (more)

Alison Peel, Peggy Eby, Raina Plowright
November 23, 2022
The Great (Sticker Shock) Thanksgiving

Americans won’t have trouble finding a Thanksgiving turkey, but they may wonder if this season’s... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 22, 2022
Egg Whites Could be the Key to Cleaning Our Oceans

In hopes of finding a cheap, easy way to come by material to filter microplastics... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 15, 2022
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News

States Mull Limits on Foreign Ownership of Farmland

This story was originally published in Investigate Midwest. Amid growing concern about Chinese investment in... (more)

Johnathan Hettinger
November 19, 2022
As COP27 Comes to a Close, Agriculture Initiatives Are Top Priority

The governments of 42 nations have pledged $8 billion to help farmers reduce emissions and... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 18, 2022
Farmers of Color Are Suing the US Government

The US government doubled back on its pledge to allocate $4 billion in debt relief... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 17, 2022
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Meet the modern farmer
Meet some men and women who turned their love of country into a love of land.
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)

This Veteran Farmer Continues to Serve His Community

After serving in the Vietnam War and retiring from his career as a therapist, Rick... (more)

Meet the Former Chefs Growing Restaurant-Driven Produce in Suburban Albany

Emma Hearst and John Barker once prepared ingredients for diners. Now they grow them at... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer Helping Immigrant Farmers Sell Their Produce

In Rhode Island, Jake Stanton works to help immigrant farmers market and grow their produce... (more)