Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
Making Old Orchards New Again

Wherever you find an old homestead—a house and barn with a little bit of land... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
April 1, 2024
Soil Blocking Has Many Benefits. What is It and How Can You...

I’ve been a regenerative farmer for nearly two decades, currently operating Blue Ridge Farm in... (more)

Jillian Garrett
March 21, 2024
In Oaxaca, a State Fair That Celebrates Native Crops’ Rich Legacy

Anyone who’s spent time in Mexico can report firsthand on the country’s deep reverence for... (more)

Lauren Rothman
January 9, 2024
Climate Change is Coming for Christmas Trees. Can They Be Saved?

In late June 2021, a massive heat dome stretched from Northern California into British Columbia.... (more)

Jennifer Cole
December 1, 2023
The Dirt on Fertilizer

For plants to thrive, they require a magic formula: water plus sunlight plus air plus... (more)

Daliah Singer
November 24, 2023
Old Hedgerows are New Again as More Farmers Embrace Benefits

For centuries, hedgerows defined the boundaries of agriculture. A hedgerow can be made up of... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
November 14, 2023
Where Corn and Soybeans are King, Some Farmers See ‘Unconventional’ Future

This story was originally published on Investigate Midwest. Corn and soybeans dominate the Hawkeye State’s... (more)

Pat Kinney, Investigate Midwest
November 3, 2023
How Should Gene-Edited Seeds be Regulated?

In traditional plant breeding, the pollen of one plant is added to the pollen of... (more)

Jennifer Cole
October 26, 2023
Could Salt Water Be the Solution to Future Irrigation Woes?

The vast majority—97 percent—of the earth’s water is salt water found in our oceans. Another... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 23, 2023
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