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How to Plant a Fruit Tree

When planting a lettuce or pansy seedling, you just scoop open a hole, plop it... (more)

Brian Barth
Fruit Trees in the Nude

We typically think of spring as prime planting season, but when it comes to deciduous... (more)

Brian Barth
February 23, 2020
Court Orders Bayer to Pay $265 Million to Farm Hit by Dicamba...

Dicamba drift—in which airborne pesticides float onto unprotected neighboring farms—just got its first big legal... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 18, 2020
Bidding Adieu to Conventional Viticulture Practices

The grapevines that grow in the fields of French Champagne producer Louis Roederer are hardy... (more)

Susannah Edelbaum
February 15, 2020
Hemp Insurance Arrives, Pushing Hemp One Step Closer to a Mainstream Crop

The USDA offers insurance to help protect farmers from forces they have no control over.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 13, 2020
Plants That Defy the ‘Rules of Ecology’ Could Survive Climate Change

The old saying “rules are made to be broken” has taken on a new meaning... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 12, 2020
Could Solar Panels Make Greenhouses Energy-Neutral?

Greenhouses are an increasingly large slice of American agriculture. There are plenty of advantages to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 12, 2020
6 Rules for Organizing a Grassroots Regeneration Revolution

The following excerpt is adapted from Ronnie Cummins’ forthcoming book Grassroots Rising: A Call to... (more)

Ronnie Cummins
February 10, 2020
Futuristic Farming Has Arrived with Weeding Robots

For sustainable farmers, hand-weeding can be laborious, backbreaking work and can cost upwards of $300... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
February 10, 2020
Cherokee Nation Sends Traditional Seeds to Doomsday Crop Vault in Norway

The Cherokee Nation will be the first Indigenous tribe in North America to deposit a... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 7, 2020
Corteva Agriscience to Stop Making Chlorpyrifos

Just six months after the Trump administration decided not to ban chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 7, 2020