Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer
Roasting Green Chiles Just Got Greener

Scientists are harnessing the power of the sun to replicate a propane-fueled annual tradition without... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 19, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 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
Agriculture’s Water Challenge Is About to Get a Lot Worse

A new study estimates that water scarcity will worsen in more than 80 percent of... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 12, 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
What Can Be Done About the Phosphorus Crisis?

Global supplies of one of the main ingredients of fertilizer are running low, but researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 4, 2022
In Oregon, Klamath Tribes Oppose Water Release for Farmers

Members of the Klamath Tribal community argue that the federal government prioritizing agriculture comes at... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 23, 2022
What a Nuclear Winter Would Mean for Food Production

A new study finds that agricultural production and food gathering in high latitude countries would... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 12, 2022
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