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Going Green: Can Electric Tractors Overtake Diesel?

Stephen Heckeroth’s desire to help the planet has seeped into the world of agriculture. The... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
Conservation Stewardship Program is Falling Short, Say Critics

For John Wicks, farming is about a lot more than planting a seed and watching... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
March 15, 2020
Largest Certified Organic Dairy Brand Pledges to Become ‘Carbon Positive’ by 2025

We hear a lot of bold plans for reducing carbon emissions; Microsoft, for example, announced... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 10, 2020
Pesticides Can Mess With Baby Bumblebee Brains, Says New Study

Much of the research on the ways pesticides affect bees has focused on adult bees.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 8, 2020
Researchers Say American Rivers Are Getting Sucked Dry by Beef Industry

Those who enjoy sinking their teeth into a juicy burger probably haven’t thought about how... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
March 7, 2020
In a Warming World, Canada Could Become a Breadbasket—But Not Without Costs

As the planet undergoes climate change, there has been a general understanding that perhaps there... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 25, 2020
This Ugly Fish Could Be The Future of Aquaculture

It’s a fish with a face that only a mother could love, but the monkeyface... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 25, 2020
Court Orders Bayer to Pay $265 Million to Farm Hit by Dicamba...

Dicamba drift—in which airborne pesticides float onto unprotected neighboring farms—just got its first big legal... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 18, 2020
Bidding Adieu to Conventional Viticulture Practices

The grapevines that grow in the fields of French Champagne producer Louis Roederer are hardy... (more)

Susannah Edelbaum
February 15, 2020
Could Solar Panels Make Greenhouses Energy-Neutral?

Greenhouses are an increasingly large slice of American agriculture. There are plenty of advantages to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 12, 2020
Canadian Farmers Form New Coalition to Fight Climate Change

In Canada, farmers have been hit hard by extreme weather in recent years. Droughts and... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 11, 2020