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Jan 24, 2022

After considering the climate and the cost benefits of using local materials in the midst of a supply chain crisis, I opted for traditional construction methods when it came time to build my new barn.

Jan 23, 2022

Bethany Klapwyk aims to shift producers’ attitudes around their own health.

Jan 22, 2022

Quick to learn and eager to please, the rare Spanish colonial horses remain untouched by interbreeding. But their population is on the decline.


What Agriculture Can Learn From Indigenous Science

A new book offers an overlooked perspective of Indigenous knowledge and the role it can... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 18, 2022
SNAP Benefits Can Be Used to Buy Seeds. Why Isn’t That Well...

The largest federal nutrition assistance program allows participants to purchase seeds and seedlings, which should,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 14, 2022
The Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program

How the canned food company helped the Garden State become synonymous with luscious red tomatoes.

Jeff Quattrone
January 12, 2022
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Food & Lifestyle

5 New Cookbooks We’re Finding Comfort In Right Now

Turn to these books to spice up your cooking this winter.

Shelby Vittek
January 16, 2022
Is a Potato Shortage Affecting French Fries From Japan to Kenya?

Or is it yet another mundane-yet-maddening supply chain issue?

Dan Nosowitz
January 15, 2022
Take a Break with These Food and Farming Video Games

Is your city locking down again? Are you looking to escape the winter blues? These... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 8, 2022
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Tobacco Field Where Martin Luther King Jr. Worked Preserved as Historic Site

The Connecticut property, where King worked in college, has important connections to the Civil Rights... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 17, 2022
USDA Increases Rates for School Lunch Budgets

A recent study suggested this boost is wholly vital.

Dan Nosowitz
January 13, 2022
Maine Governor Denies Farmworkers the Right to Unionize

The reasoning? She feared it would discourage the growth of farms.

Dan Nosowitz
January 13, 2022
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Meet the Modern Farmer Working to Make Farmer Wellness Mainstream

Bethany Klapwyk aims to shift producers’ attitudes around their own health.

The Queer Farmers Reimagining American Agriculture

A nascent movement of LGBTQ+ farmers is working to build community in rural spaces and... (more)

From Selling Wine to Picking Finger Limes

After early careers spent working in hospitality, ​​Tamer and Claire Harpke now specialize in growing... (more)

Creating a New Route for a Traditional Basque Spice

When she couldn’t find a local source for Piment d'Espelette, chef-turned-farmer Krissy Scommegna set out... (more)