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They’ve Come a Long Way, But Gene Banks Still Lack Protections for...

A global effort revealed that certain crops are better represented in gene banks. Now, researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 17, 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
One-Third of Ukraine’s Farmland Won’t Be Cultivated or Harvested This Year

The vast devastation of crops and infrastructure due to the war is threatening the country’s... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 20, 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
The Farm That Grows Luffas

For more than 20 years, Deanne Coon has grown natural sponges—and not the kind from... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 16, 2022
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