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Bees Are Starving After Extreme Weather Events

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original... (more)

Jennie L. Durant
Opinion: The Rise of Precision Agriculture Exposes Our Food System to New...

Bringing advanced technologies to the ancient practice of farming could help feed the world’s growing... (more)

Austin C. Doctor and George Grispos
August 14, 2022
Opinion: Community and School Gardens Don’t Magically Sprout Bountiful Benefits

Gardens require a huge amount of labor, and outcomes like health, well-being or food security... (more)

Mitchell McLarnon
August 5, 2022
Opinion: The Dangers of Big Data Extend to Agriculture

Big data from social media have been revealed as biased, but we should also pay... (more)

Kelly Bronson
July 13, 2022
Opinion: Feeding Insects to Cows Could Make Meat and Dairy More Sustainable

Feeding insects instead of grain to animals is an inexpensive, sustainable way to increase the... (more)

Merritt Drewery
July 6, 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
Opinion: It’s Time to Include Fungi in Conservation Goals

Without fungi, life on Earth would be unrecognizable. So why aren't they catalogued and understood... (more)

Matt Kasson, Brian Lovett and Patricia Kaishian
June 5, 2022
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
April 24, 2022
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