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The government pays farmers to pull water from the Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer — now they're depleting it
These researchers found that state and federal policies encourage farmers to pull from the aquifer. Within 50 years, the entire aquifer is expected be 70 percent depleted.
November 18, 2020 by Matthew R. Sanderson
Farms are experiencing extreme weather resulting in more difficult harvests from climate change. Clean energy offers a new source of income.
October 29, 2020 by Molly Bergen
With only weeks to go until the election, Connecticut farmer Jenni Bass says she hopes voters see through what she describes as Trump’s empty attempts to appeal to farmers.
October 13, 2020 by Leanna First-Arai
U.S. agriculture has made progress in the last decade. But it will need to do much more to address the global challenges of rising food demand and climate change.
September 16, 2020 by Richard Waite
Farmers across the Corn Belt tend to plant rotations of soy and corn. Diversification could boost returns and reduce pollution. Why don't farmers make the switch?
September 11, 2020 by Jim Giles
'Tipping points go both ways,' says journalist Judith D. Schwartz. If we focus on the best possible outcomes, perhaps we can restore ecosystems.
September 11, 2020 by Breanna Draxler
The Regenerative Organic Certified program evaluates farms and producers at three tiers — bronze, silver and gold.
August 27, 2020 by Jared Kaufman
Digital sales are helping farmers make up for business from shuttered restaurants, but not everyone can afford this fresh product and meat, raising questions about long-term sustainability.
August 21, 2020 by Jim Giles
It takes creativity, tenacity and funding to build a sustainable land-based operation in Sebastopol, about 60 miles north of San Francisco, where Green Valley Farm + Mill is situated.
August 11, 2020 by Paloma Sisneros-Lobato
Our understanding of how carbon is stored in soil is far from complete.
May 29, 2020 by Jim Giles
The startup initially planned to have 3 million acres signed up for its Indigo Carbon program in the first year. It sextupled that goal.
April 23, 2020 by Owen Poindexter
As many people in the U.S. shelter-in-place in their homes, farmworkers are at risk of becoming severely ill from the coronavirus as they continue to support the country's food supply chain.
April 23, 2020 by Evelyn Nieves
Right now is the time to ensure farmland is conserved and that farmers have opportunities to combat climate change — and to right the wrongs of an unjust history.
April 22, 2020 by Liz Carlisle
U.S. farmworkers face a slew of social, economic and political challenges that have caused a decades-long farmworker shortage. Here's how brands such as Alter Ego, Clif Bar, Driscoll's, Kuli Kuli and Philz Coffee are stepping in.
April 16, 2020 by Mike Hower
Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage.
April 9, 2020 by Dancan Gromko
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
April 2, 2020 by Janet Marinelli
It’s not enough to just blame Big Ag. We need to create new ways of thinking and doing when it comes to food production.
February 22, 2020 by Mark Hyman
Why the human side of sustainability deserves more attention.
January 29, 2020 by Heather Clancy
Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered.
January 25, 2020 by Tony Juniper