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Aug 16, 2022

A shift towards eating plant-based meat alternatives could threaten more than one million industry jobs, researchers find.

For fiber and textile producers, the path to growing sustainable cotton, hemp and flax is complicated.

Bringing advanced technologies to the ancient practice of farming could help feed the world’s growing population, but it could also open the door for people looking to disrupt the global food system.

These Tiny Crustaceans Are the Bees of the Sea

Researchers make a first-of-its-kind discovery about how underwater plants get pollinated.

Shea Swenson

Farm

Farmers’ Battle Against, and Now For, Milkweed

How agriculture and conservation are coming together for the survival of the endangered monarch butterfly.

Jennifer Taylor
August 8, 2022
Opinion: Community and School Gardens Don’t Magically Sprout Bountiful Benefits

Gardens require a huge amount of labor, and outcomes like health, well-being or food security... (more)

Mitchell McLarnon
August 5, 2022
Lawmakers Are Exploring Ways to Support Beginning Farmers

As more American farmers retire, leaders are looking to incentivize younger generations, who are faced... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 27, 2022
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Food & Lifestyle

The Best Alternative Grain Flours to Have in Your Pantry—If There’s Enough...

It’s been a weird year for wheat. Consider baking with oats, barley, rye and other... (more)

Pearse Anderson
August 7, 2022
When Sharing Seeds Grows More Than Just Food

In Washington, DC, a program seeks to foster abundance through seed-sharing.

Shea Swenson
August 6, 2022
How to Map the Sounds in Your Garden (And Why You Should)

Sound mapping can help you unplug and connect with the natural world.

Bridget Shirvell
August 1, 2022
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News

California Farmworkers Embark on 335-Mile March for Voting Rights

The United Farm Workers union set out for a 24-day march from Delano to Sacramento,... (more)

Shea Swenson
August 3, 2022
Biden Aims to Bring More Farmers Online

The Biden-Harris administration is investing $401 million to expand high-speed internet access in rural areas... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 30, 2022
Cultivating Crops, No Sun Required

Researchers have discovered a new way to grow plants using artificial photosynthesis, requiring no sunlight... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 28, 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 New York Dairy Sisters Showcasing Real Life on the Farm

The Leubner sisters are using social media to connect with and educate a younger generation... (more)

Meet the Korean Adoptee Saving Seeds of the East Asian Diaspora

Raised on Long Island by an Irish-American family, Kristyn Leach is now dedicated to preserving... (more)

Meet the Gay Goat Guys, a Modern Couple Committed to Putting Animals...

From a goat farm in central Ohio, the owners of Tilton Hollow Farm show followers... (more)

The Oyster Shuckers Turned Oyster Farmers

After years of dreaming, the owners of a Georgia restaurant known for its raw bar... (more)