News Archives - Modern Farmer
The Oyster Farmers Working to Address Aquaculture’s Big Plastics Problem

Innovative producers and researchers are turning to wood, cork, mushrooms and other materials in an... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
June 25, 2022
Facing Another Drought, California Proposes Buying Out Farmers’ Water Rights

Lawmakers are considering using part of the state’s $100-billion budget surplus to buy water rights... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 9, 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
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
Manure Supplies Running Low as Global Fertilizer Crisis Brews

Recent sanctions on Russia, a major exporter of potash, ammonia, urea and other soil nutrients,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 13, 2022
What a Nuclear Winter Would Mean for Food Production

A new study finds that agricultural production and food gathering in high latitude countries would... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 12, 2022
California Wants to Pay Farmers to Not Farm This Year

The state is taking extreme measures to conserve water.

Shea Swenson
March 31, 2022
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