Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
High Winds Are Rattling US Farmers This Spring

Farmers aren’t just battling water issues. They’re losing topsoil, moisture and crop residue, on top... (more)

Sarah Kuta
May 19, 2022
Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

The sustainable technology presents an opportunity to turn cow manure and food waste into renewable... (more)

Anne N. Connor
May 16, 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
A Look Inside the Lab Helping to Restore America’s Native Plants

How the National Seed Laboratory supports nurseries and land restoration projects across the country.

Catie Joyce-Bulay
April 22, 2022
An Electrifying Way to Make Rice Farming Greener

These naturally-occurring living wires could help farmers grow more climate-friendly rice.

Anne N. Connor
April 13, 2022
Finding New Uses for Crab Shells in Agriculture

Chitosan, found in the shells of crustaceans, is a surprisingly versatile compound that can be... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 11, 2022
Maine Farmers Face a Crisis Over Forever Chemicals

Since discovering PFAS contamination on multiple farms last year, the state has served as a... (more)

Catie Joyce-Bulay
March 28, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment Went Very, Very Wrong

Last year, the country implemented a countrywide ban on agrochemicals and fertilizers. It backfired—big time.

Shea Swenson
March 26, 2022
These Companies Will Do the Beekeeping For You

Maintaining a beehive can be tricky and time-consuming, but these companies make it easy—and enjoyable—to... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
March 16, 2022
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