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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 […]

A farmer-advocacy organization says record-breaking increases in the price of eggs isn’t being caused by inflation or avian flu, as claimed by egg companies, but by price collusion among the nation’s top egg producers. In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week, the organization Farm Action accused the country’s dominant egg […]

Jan 26, 2023

Island life has its perils. While we no longer have to weather traffic jams and lineups at the gas station, we’ve replaced that with anchoring boats, canoeing through breakers, rock dropoffs and, on days we’re stormbound, staring at the crashing seas. My husband and I moved to a remote island in Clayoquot Sound, off the […]

California Farms and Farmworkers Attempt to Recover From Record Floods

For Manuel, an orchard worker in California, this should normally be a busy time of... (more)

Naoki Nitta

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 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
Could Lobster Fishing Push One Whale Species to Extinction?

Maine lobster fishermen received a Christmas gift from Congress at the end of 2022: a... (more)

Blake Earle
January 14, 2023
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News

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
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
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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)