News Archives - Modern Farmer
Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil for the First Time

The seeds grew in lunar soil collected during Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions decades... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 20, 2022
President Biden Calls on Farmers to Double Crop in Face of Food...

The war in Ukraine has upended global markets, causing staples like wheat and sunflower oil... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 14, 2022
The Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order to Keep Plants Open At...

A new report includes emails showing that Tyson Foods authored a version of President Trump’s... (more)

Madison McVan
May 13, 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
USDA Renews People’s Garden with New Locations

The initiative is back and expanding, with a focus on food education in urban centers.

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 10, 2022
Study Finds Black Farmers Have Lost $326 Billion in Land

And that’s likely a conservative estimate.

Dan Nosowitz
May 7, 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
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