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Jul 02, 2022

Officials are fighting infestations of the cannibalistic insect.

In an attempt to make the meat industry more efficient, one company is incorporating pulverized animal bones into foods.

Jun 29, 2022

As I tended to native flowers on my fire escape, I discovered there’s a lot more to love about urban wildlife than squirrels.

Why We Need to Adopt More Orphan Crops

Planting more of these neglected crops could help mitigate food shortages in the face of... (more)

Shea Swenson

Farm

Opinion: With Sky-High Fertilizer Prices, There’s an Opportunity to Grow Crops More...

The Biden administration is paying US companies to boost synthetic fertilizer production to compensate for... (more)

Kathleen Merrigan
June 24, 2022
Rainwater Harvesting Tips for Beginners

How to collect and store rain for reuse.

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 23, 2022
What the Future of Almonds Looks Like in a Dry California

The state grows the vast majority of the global almond supply. As water becomes scarcer,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 21, 2022
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Food & Lifestyle

How to Transform Green Walnuts Into a Nutty Liqueur

A bartender-botanist’s guide to making nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur made from unripe walnuts.

Danny Childs
June 22, 2022
The Oyster Shuckers Turned Oyster Farmers

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

Jennifer Kornegay
June 19, 2022
Juneteenth Might Be the Most American Holiday of All

A new cookbook celebrates the rich food traditions associated with the holiday that commemorates the... (more)

Debra Freeman
June 17, 2022
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News

The Oyster Farmers Working to Address Aquaculture’s Big Plastics Problem

Innovative producers and researchers are turning to wood, cork, mushrooms and other materials in an... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
June 25, 2022
Honeybees Are Feeling the Heat

In the Pacific Northwest, extreme temperatures and recurring drought are disrupting the health of essential... (more)

Ashli Blow
June 11, 2022
Facing Another Drought, California Proposes Buying Out Farmers’ Water Rights

Lawmakers are considering using part of the state’s $100-billion budget surplus to buy water rights... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 9, 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 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 an Atlanta restaurant known for its raw bar... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer Turning Manure Into Water

Why one Texas dairy farmer is going all in on cow waste.

How One Oregon Farmer Implemented Permaculture Techniques to Conserve Water

At Tabula Rasa Farms, Brenda Smola-Foti has purposefully designed rainfall-catching ponds, terraces and water gardens... (more)