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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
Methane Emissions From Belching Cows Seen From Space

Satellite technology traced the source to a feedlot in California. It’s the first time methane... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 6, 2022
Insect Populations Are Shrinking. Big Agriculture and Climate Change Are to Blame

A new study finds that the number of insects, including important pollinators, has declined by... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 5, 2022
What Can Be Done About the Phosphorus Crisis?

Global supplies of one of the main ingredients of fertilizer are running low, but researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 4, 2022
In Oregon, Klamath Tribes Oppose Water Release for Farmers

Members of the Klamath Tribal community argue that the federal government prioritizing agriculture comes at... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 23, 2022
A Look Inside the Lab Helping to Restore America’s Native Plants

How the National Seed Laboratory supports nurseries and land restoration projects across the country.

Catie Joyce-Bulay
April 22, 2022
Manure Supplies Running Low as Global Fertilizer Crisis Brews

Recent sanctions on Russia, a major exporter of potash, ammonia, urea and other soil nutrients,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 13, 2022
An Electrifying Way to Make Rice Farming Greener

These naturally-occurring living wires could help farmers grow more climate-friendly rice.

Anne N. Connor
April 13, 2022
What a Nuclear Winter Would Mean for Food Production

A new study finds that agricultural production and food gathering in high latitude countries would... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 12, 2022