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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
Opinion: With Sky-High Fertilizer Prices, There’s an Opportunity to Grow Crops More...

The Biden administration is paying US companies to boost synthetic fertilizer production to compensate for... (more)

Kathleen Merrigan
June 24, 2022
What the Future of Almonds Looks Like in a Dry California

The state grows the vast majority of the global almond supply. As water becomes scarcer,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 21, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Why Scientists Want to Bring Farming to Swampy Peatlands

Wet agriculture, called paludiculture, turns peatlands into productive growing areas.

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 14, 2022
Can Dryland Farming Help Growers Endure Increasing Heatwaves and Drought?

Indigenous practitioners around the world have farmed with only rainwater for millennia. But it’s unclear... (more)

Lela Nargi
June 13, 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
The Past, Present and Future of the West’s Water Woes

Western states are getting hotter and drier each year, with little to no water to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 8, 2022
High Winds Are Rattling US Farmers This Spring

Farmers aren’t just battling water issues. They’re losing topsoil, moisture and crop residue, on top... (more)

Sarah Kuta
May 19, 2022
Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

The sustainable technology presents an opportunity to turn cow manure and food waste into renewable... (more)

Anne N. Connor
May 16, 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