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Plus, we dig into the debate over soil carbon credits related to regenerative agriculture.
February 26, 2021 by Heather Clancy
Three-year results from Danone’s regenerative agriculture program focus on data over carbon sequestration, at least for now.
February 23, 2021 by Jesse Klein
Climate change is shifting where ideal growing conditions exist and is leaving farmers behind. How can we secure our future food supply and support the people who grow it?
February 18, 2021 by Kimberly M. S. Cartier
Vanguard Renewables makes renewable natural gas financially and logistically possible for farms and global brands.
January 28, 2021 by Jesse Klein
Business, NGOs, governments, academia, and community sectors must be involved to make effective system change.
January 22, 2021 by R. Bruce Hull
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
Here's what to look out for when buying soil or forestry carbon credits to decide which is better for your business.
November 4, 2020 by Jesse Klein
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
Aquaponics and other indoor ag systems rely on access to water and energy, not soil or seas. Siting them near existing distribution hubs or industrial parks makes plenty of sense.
July 31, 2020 by Jim Giles
Algae is said to be up to five times more effective at absorbing carbon than trees,
July 8, 2020 by Josh Bonifield
A pilot in Iowa offers a glimpse into the future of carbon credit marketplaces.
June 15, 2020 by Heather Clancy
Our understanding of how carbon is stored in soil is far from complete.
May 29, 2020 by Jim Giles
The story that indoor farming could potentially produce dramatic environmental gains is largely fictional today, but innovators are working to bring truth to the tale in a not-so-distant future.
May 22, 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
There's an emerging market to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming.
April 16, 2020 by Gabriel Popkin