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Alliance of Conservative and Progressive Farm Groups Takes Aim at Climate Change

On Tuesday morning, a new coalition of farm, food, and environmental groups announced its formation... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to...

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. A slow-moving... (more)

Matthew R Sanderson, Burke Griggs and Jacob A. Miller
November 11, 2020
Corn Yields Are Up, But More Vulnerable to Drought Than Ever: Study

Corn yields have set records in five of the last seven years, which should mean... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 3, 2020
Following Ban, EPA Approves Dicamba for Five More Years

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it will approve new formulations of the herbicide... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 28, 2020
Fertilizer Use Is Driving Man-Made Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Study

It’s not easy to admit, but agriculture is well-understood at this point to be a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 15, 2020
OPINION: We Can No Longer Pretend Climate Change Doesn’t Exist

Over the past five years our ranch has been affected by three major fires. The... (more)

Megan Brown
September 20, 2020
California Farmers Left to Battle Wildfires On Their Own

Kendall Richard knows how life can change in an instant. Nearly three weeks ago, she... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 7, 2020
Study Shows Climate Change Will Make Some Californian Crops Untenable

These days there is no shortage of research illustrating the threat of climate change on... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 1, 2020
Turning Toilet Water into Beer

Brewing beer uses a lot of water: from the irrigation needed to grow barley and... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 24, 2020
Is the Future of Wheat Farming Inside and Up?

Future wheat farmers might ditch their rolling fields for indoor facilities filled with bright lights,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 15, 2020
Agriculture Emits More Sulfur Than Any Other Man-Made Source: Study

Sulfur emissions, largely from coal plants, were pinpointed as a major cause of acid rain... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 14, 2020