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Alternative proteins. Regenerative agriculture. The push toward zero. All loomed large in 2020.
December 11, 2020 by Jim Giles
The giant food company will pay a premium to farmers and suppliers that adopt healthier soil, biodiversity and cultivation practices.
December 7, 2020 by Heather Clancy
The challenge of reforming the way we manage the almost 1 billion acres of U.S. farmland can seem overwhelming, but we’re seeing the emergence of a suite of solutions that might be up to the job.
November 20, 2020 by Jim Giles
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
You have 30 seconds to urge the President-elect to focus on a particular issue. What would it be?
November 13, 2020 by Jim Giles
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
The benefits of regenerative agriculture might be clear to experts, but farmers still need help buying in and making changes.
October 29, 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
An idea: Eat less meat and then, on the land that frees up, restore native ecosystems, such as forests, which draw down carbon.
September 25, 2020 by Jim Giles
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
Agroforestry, the ancient practice of incorporating trees into farming, is one subset of regenerative agriculture,
August 10, 2020 by Stephanie Hanes
Part of Hala Tree Coffee Farm's initiative to move toward regenerative agriculture is helping other local farmers in Hawaii obtain organic certification.
July 30, 2020 by Jean Orlowski
Soubeiran is the vice president of nature and water cycle at the French food giant. He shares the company's plans to move away from intensive farming practices in the pandemic era.
July 20, 2020 by Cecilia Keating
There are gaps in coverage, but a new dashboard aggregates more than 170 indicators about food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and other key agricultural metrics.
June 19, 2020 by Jim Giles
A pilot in Iowa offers a glimpse into the future of carbon credit marketplaces.
June 15, 2020 by Heather Clancy
A circular economy for food in a post-COVID-19 world could build resilience and ease the impacts of the next global crisis.
June 12, 2020 by Lena Gravis
Current financial models drive a year-to-year perspective but biodynamics and sound agronomic practices should at a minimum be in five-year cycles.
May 29, 2020 by Lucien Harlow-Dion
Regenerative agriculture is good for soil health. But are there limits to its climate mitigation potential?
Government should consider other climate mitigation solutions in the food and agriculture sector, such as protecting and restoring natural ecosystems and sustainably increasing fish supply.
May 28, 2020 by Janet Ranganathan