Naoki Nitta, Author at Modern Farmer
Cultivating Profits in a Compact Crop

Basements and garages have long been fertile ground for innovation, with a host of well-known... (more)

Naoki Nitta
January 15, 2024
Meet the Taro Farmer Restoring an Ecosystem Through Native Hawaiian Practices

Sprouting deep within the verdant pleats of Oʻahu’s Koʻolau Mountains, Heʻeia stream winds through Kakoʻo... (more)

Naoki Nitta
December 15, 2023
Troops Leaving Service Find New Purpose on the Farm

Within months of joining the U.S. Marine Corps, Colin Archipley was headed to war. “He... (more)

Naoki Nitta
November 10, 2023
Can the Blockchain Clear the Smoke for Cannabis?

Even though cannabis is now fully legal in 24 states, there’s often a smoky cloud... (more)

Naoki Nitta
October 12, 2023
In Fire-Stricken Maui, Sustainable Land Management Is Key

Surveying the aftermath of the Kula Upcountry Fire—one of three devastating wildfires that raged across... (more)

Naoki Nitta
September 7, 2023
‘An Insane Amount of Water’: What Climate Change Means For California’s Biggest...

For Joseph Goni, a fourth-generation dairy farmer in Tulare County, California, the region’s historic floods... (more)

Naoki Nitta
July 10, 2023
Welcome to the Next Generation of Agricultural Drones

After 32 years as an assistant paralegal, Tracye Beer is launching a new career—as an... (more)

Naoki Nitta
June 19, 2023
California’s ‘Local Food Producers’ Hope Proposed New Label Will Boost Support 

Despite offices being closed, Sundays are the busiest day of the week at the Marin... (more)

Naoki Nitta
May 19, 2023
Electric Tractors are Rolling Out in the Field. Here’s What That Could...

A quiet revolution is rolling across American farms—and it’s so hushed that you may have... (more)

Naoki Nitta
April 10, 2023
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