Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer - Page 6 of 9
Is the Global Agricultural Map In Need of a Redesign?

Researchers have reimagined a new layout that would maximize crop yields while reducing carbon emissions... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 24, 2022
FDA Approves First CRISPR Cows For Beef

The genome-edited cattle were bred to endure climate change, and their offspring will be used... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 23, 2022
Harnessing the Benefits of Wild Birds On Farms

Researchers found that fields with surrounding natural habitat experience less crop damage and lower food-safety... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 18, 2022
Antibiotic Commonly Used in Orchards Slows Cognition of Bumblebees

Streptomycin, often sprayed on orchard crops to combat bacterial diseases, has several negative impacts on... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 11, 2022
Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

The state’s 86,000 agricultural workers, many of them migrant workers, will soon be entitled to... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 10, 2022
Bird Flu is Rapidly Spreading Through US Poultry Flocks

Farms that raise turkeys and chicken for eggs and meat are on high alert.

Shea Swenson
March 4, 2022
New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices

The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.”

Shea Swenson
March 3, 2022
Studying How Cotton Seedlings Grow in Zero Gravity

To better understand root systems on Earth, scientists sent 48 cotton seeds to grow on... (more)

Shea Swenson
February 24, 2022
Some Wolves Are Back on the Endangered Species List

The wolves are once again protected, meaning farmers and ranchers can no longer hunt them.

Shea Swenson
February 17, 2022