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How the Bird Flu Outbreak Is Affecting Backyard Egg Sellers

Avian flu has been found in more than 30 states so far, with hundreds of... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
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
Your Cup of Coffee Is Brought to You By the Birds and...

Even a self-pollinating plant like coffee relies on a multitude of pollinators.

Shea Swenson
April 20, 2022
Opinion: Raising Cattle on Native Grasses Benefits Farmers, Wildlife and the Soil

Growing native grasses as cattle forage is an example of working lands conservation—balancing human use... (more)

Patrick Keyser
April 17, 2022
New Study Finds Antibiotics In Beef Cattle ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’

Researchers point to a lack of regulation as the problem.

Shea Swenson
April 14, 2022
Opinion: Farmers, You Can Help Bees By Planting Lots of Flowers

Monoculture blooms are a threat to bees. But farmers can reduce this threat by planting... (more)

Hamutahl Cohen
April 10, 2022
The Demand for Dairy Semen Is Drying Up

Dairy semen sales have slumped to a 17 year low as more farmers start raising... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 8, 2022
Can the Northeast’s Organic Dairy Farms Be Saved?

More than 100 organic dairy farms abruptly lost their contracts last year. Six months later,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 4, 2022
US Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

The law requires pork sold in the state of California to not be raised using... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022
The Giant Spider Heading to the East Coast Is Good News for...

Joro spiders may be a foe to arachnophobes, but they’re a friend to farmers dealing... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 1, 2022