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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
California to Institute Extreme Water Reductions for Thousands of Farmers

California, along with essentially all of the American West, is experiencing a period of extreme... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 5, 2021
Study: There Are Ways to Dramatically Reduce Agricultural Water Pollution

According to the EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment, only 26 percent of the country’s... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 4, 2021
Report: Soil Carbon Credits Need More Consistency to Reduce Emissions

Carbon markets for agriculture are a capitalism-friendly method to, theoretically, reduce carbon dioxide emissions. At... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 27, 2021