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Farmers’ Battle Against, and Now For, Milkweed

How agriculture and conservation are coming together for the survival of the endangered monarch butterfly.

Jennifer Taylor
Roasting Green Chiles Just Got Greener

Scientists are harnessing the power of the sun to replicate a propane-fueled annual tradition without... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 19, 2022
How Climate Change Is Affecting Soil Microbiomes

Often overlooked, diverse microbes are the key to healthy soil. How will a warming planet... (more)

Amanda Abrams
July 11, 2022
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
June 25, 2022
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