News Archives - Modern Farmer
Montana Is Leading the Way in Lentil Research

At Montana State University, researchers are studying how genetic and environmental factors affect lentil crops.

Shea Swenson
June 4, 2022
Pee for the Peonies

At the University of Michigan, researchers are studying both the scientific benefits and public reactions... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 31, 2022
Goodyear Wants to Make Tires From Dandelions

The company is betting on the pesky weed as a reliable source of domestic rubber.

Shea Swenson
May 24, 2022
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
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
The Surprising Home of Arbor Day Celebrates 150 Years of Planting Trees

Nebraska City wasn’t known for trees. That is, until a former US Secretary of Agriculture... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 29, 2022
What We Learned From the Nation’s First Hemp Survey

The USDA just released the results of the first-ever national hemp survey. Here’s what it... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
February 17, 2022
Florida Forecasted to Have Smallest Orange Crop Since 1945

Citrus greening disease is to blame.

Dan Nosowitz
January 26, 2022
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