Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer
Mormon Crickets Swarm Oregon Farms

Officials are fighting infestations of the cannibalistic insect.

Shea Swenson
July 2, 2022
How New Zealand Has Worked to Eradicate a Costly Cow Disease

Later this year, the country will become the first to get rid of Mycoplasma bovis,... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 2, 2022
Destructive Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Found in Napa

The pest is known to eat away at grapevines, leaving just a skeleton of the... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 28, 2022
Methane Emissions From Belching Cows Seen From Space

Satellite technology traced the source to a feedlot in California. It’s the first time methane... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 6, 2022
Insect Populations Are Shrinking. Big Agriculture and Climate Change Are to Blame

A new study finds that the number of insects, including important pollinators, has declined by... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 5, 2022
Your Cup of Coffee Is Brought to You By the Birds and...

Even a self-pollinating plant like coffee relies on a multitude of pollinators.

Shea Swenson
April 20, 2022
New Study Finds Antibiotics In Beef Cattle ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’

Researchers point to a lack of regulation as the problem.

Shea Swenson
April 14, 2022
US Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

The law requires pork sold in the state of California to not be raised using... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022
The Giant Spider Heading to the East Coast Is Good News for...

Joro spiders may be a foe to arachnophobes, but they’re a friend to farmers dealing... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022
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