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The Pandemic’s Gardening Boom Shows How Gardening Can Cultivate Public Health

As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening... (more)

Alessandro Ossola
Opinion: Raising Cattle on Native Grasses Benefits Farmers, Wildlife and the Soil

Growing native grasses as cattle forage is an example of working lands conservation—balancing human use... (more)

Patrick Keyser
April 17, 2022
Opinion: Farmers, You Can Help Bees By Planting Lots of Flowers

Monoculture blooms are a threat to bees. But farmers can reduce this threat by planting... (more)

Hamutahl Cohen
April 10, 2022
Opinion: Does Adding Fungi to Soil Do More Harm Than Good?

The use of mycorrhizal fungi—fungi that grow on plant roots—as biofertilizers is becoming more common.... (more)

Miranda Hart
March 29, 2022
Opinion: Farmers Are Overusing Insecticide-Coated Seeds

Studies suggest that seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides may harm nontarget insects, mammals and birds.... (more)

John F. Tooker
March 15, 2022
Opinion: Cow’s Milk Without the Cow? How Cellular Agriculture Could Change the...

Technological changes that eliminate the need for livestock will likely disrupt the dairy industry as... (more)

Evan Bowness, Robert Newell and Sarah-Louise Ruder
February 27, 2022
Opinion: Climate Change Could Enable Alaska to Grow More Of Its Food—And...

Agriculture is one area in which climate change may actually bring some benefit to the... (more)

Nancy Fresco
February 8, 2022
Opinion: The Case for Putting Climate Labels on Meat

Last month’s Fox News-fueled brouhaha over the ban on beef that wasn’t was a reminder... (more)

Josh Voorhees
May 13, 2021
OPINION: Don’t Stop at Big Tech—We Need to Bust Big Agriculture, Too

Amid Congressional investigation and federal, state and private antitrust cases, all eyes are on Big... (more)

Rob Larew and Diana Moss
February 3, 2021
OPINION: Farmers Need More Meat Processing Options

For Pennsylvania rancher Michael Kovach, the lack of slaughter facilities near his farm has been... (more)

Rob Larew
October 23, 2020
OPINION: We Can No Longer Pretend Climate Change Doesn’t Exist

Over the past five years our ranch has been affected by three major fires. The... (more)

Megan Brown
September 20, 2020