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America’s Public Plant Breeding Programs Are In Trouble

Plant breeding has been peddled as an important weapon in the fight against food insecurity.... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 19, 2020
Iowa Waits For Federal Help After Derecho Devastates Farmland

Last week, a weather phenomenon known as a derecho sprinted through Iowa, causing massive damage.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 18, 2020
Is the Future of Wheat Farming Inside and Up?

Future wheat farmers might ditch their rolling fields for indoor facilities filled with bright lights,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 15, 2020
Agriculture Emits More Sulfur Than Any Other Man-Made Source: Study

Sulfur emissions, largely from coal plants, were pinpointed as a major cause of acid rain... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 14, 2020
Gully Washers

The following excerpt is adapted from Perilous Bounty by Tom Philpott, a new book that aims... (more)

Tom Philpott
August 12, 2020
Legislators Plead With USDA to Give More Aid to Farmers Who Grow...

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on all sectors of agriculture, the USDA has distributed... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 11, 2020
How To Make Your Own Hydroponic Garden

No soil? No problem.  For those who want to start a garden but don’t have... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 9, 2020
Researchers Say We Need a Plan to Combat This Crazy Toxic Weed

Of all the invasive plants out there, it’s the chokers—the ones that strangle native plants—which... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 7, 2020
USDA Identifies Some of Those Mystery Seeds Sent From China

The USDA has issued some updates on the hundreds of reports from across the country... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 4, 2020