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Fewer Than Half of Applicants Receive Federal Conservation Funding

Two of the biggest national conservation programs for farmers distribute funds to a fraction of... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
How Has Hurricane Ida Affected Agriculture and Food?

Shipping delays, damaged crops and more.

Dan Nosowitz
September 10, 2021
Protecting the Timber Industry From the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees. Scientists think that tiny parasitic wasps,... (more)

Kristine Grayson
September 4, 2021
Illegal Succulent Poaching Is a Worldwide Problem

Make sure your succulents are legal and sustainably grown!

Dan Nosowitz
August 31, 2021
Invasive Plant Species Still Widely Available Despite Ecological Consequences

The lush, leaf-lined aisles of your local garden center or nursery are the last places... (more)

Shea Swenson
August 26, 2021
Getting to the Root of Ginseng Farming’s Impact on Native Plant Populations

It’s an endangered herb, routinely yanked from Pennsylvania’s forest floors due to a soaring demand... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 25, 2021
Smoke From Wildfires Can Impact Dairy Cows’ Milk Production

Wildfires have always been a fact of life in parts of the American West, but... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 20, 2021
Report: EPA to Ban Use of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The controversial pesticide is already banned in several other countries.

Dan Nosowitz
August 18, 2021
First-Ever Declaration of Colorado River Water Shortage Will Affect Agriculture First

For the first time in history, the United States government has declared an official water... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 18, 2021
EPA Reverses Course, Will Allow Use of Pesticide Paraquat

Under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed some severe bans on the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 6, 2021