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A Small Rwandan Farm Looks to Solve a Big Problem

The field of soaring cornstalks and abundant ears looks more like Iowa than the dry... (more)

Patricia Crisafulli and Patrick Commins
How An Indian Farming Organization Is Trying to Save the Forest

A couple of years ago, four friends gave up their comfortable jobs in Mumbai to... (more)

Tariq Engineer
November 11, 2019
Transforming a Hawaiian Community Through Farming

Cheryse Kaui Sana often thinks about how different her life would have been if she... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 8, 2019
Thousands Began Farming Hemp This Year. It Hasn’t Gone How They Hoped.

When the 2018 Farm Bill finally made growing industrial hemp legal, farmers saw an opportunity.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 7, 2019
A New Spray Could Help Crops Hold Onto Water During Droughts

With drought becoming a more frequent and lasting longer, scientists have really been booking it... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 5, 2019
London’s Urban Farms Move Underground

As London-born architect Carolyn Steel points out in her book Hungry City, “The relationship between... (more)

Adrienne Katz Kennedy
November 4, 2019
Pick-Your-Own Hemp Farm Falls Victim to Unclear Legislation

We wrote about Sheepscot General Farm, up in Maine, just a few weeks ago. Sheepscot... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 31, 2019
‘Growing Good Food’ Tackles Backyard Carbon Farming

It took Acadia Tucker six years before she mastered carbon farming and she doesn’t want... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 31, 2019
USDA Unveils New Rules For Hemp Production

The Trump administration has announced new interim regulations for hemp production, giving growers some much... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 29, 2019
New Research Shows Fungi Could Lessen Reliance on Fertilizers

A new study suggests the answer to farmers’ overreliance on fertilizers might be right beneath... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 28, 2019
The Elusive Goal of No-Till Organic

Tilling is as synonymous with farming and gardening as compost and muddy boots. It’s used... (more)

Brian Barth
October 28, 2019