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As Climate Change Endangers Wild Truffles, US Producers Try Cultivation Instead

Truffles are the culinary equivalent of a diamond. Vertiginously expensive, out of reach for many,... (more)

Kathleen Willcox
November 9, 2023
Where Corn and Soybeans are King, Some Farmers See ‘Unconventional’ Future

This story was originally published on Investigate Midwest. Corn and soybeans dominate the Hawkeye State’s... (more)

Pat Kinney, Investigate Midwest
November 3, 2023
The Future of Beer Grains is Uncertain. Can Farmers and Brewers Protect...

According to a 2021 poll, the US drinks the second-most amount of beer in the... (more)

Hollie Stephens
November 2, 2023
How Should Gene-Edited Seeds be Regulated?

In traditional plant breeding, the pollen of one plant is added to the pollen of... (more)

Jennifer Cole
October 26, 2023
Could Salt Water Be the Solution to Future Irrigation Woes?

The vast majority—97 percent—of the earth’s water is salt water found in our oceans. Another... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 23, 2023
The Art of Resurrecting Heirloom Watermelons

It was hot in Louisiana, and after 15 hours in the car to get there... (more)

Lena Beck
October 18, 2023
The Bourbon Industry Relies on White Oaks, Which Are in Decline. Now,...

There are five key rules to follow when making bourbon whiskey. First, it must be... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 16, 2023
We Bought a Home with a Sterile Suburban Yard. Our Journey To...

My husband and I bought our first home in a small West Virginia town in... (more)

Jessica Andreone
October 6, 2023
Why Seeds Matter

In mid-March 2020, California became the first state to order its nearly 40 million residents... (more)

Jennifer Jewell
September 23, 2023