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Twin Falls Times-News

Diana Hooley

1 September 2019

Bruneau, Idaho, United States

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Installing solar power on thousand-acre farms may seem like a daunting task, and yet Russell Shiermeier not only was able to do it, but profit from it. Because of a mutually beneficial relationship with Idaho Power, t...

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Monica Humphries

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16 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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8 August 2019

San Martin, California, United States

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In Santa Clara County, California, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program is funding an effort to prevent development and bolster agriculture on local farmland. The County, home to Silicon Valley, pur...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

29 July 2019

Palisade, Colorado, United States

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Eradicating invasive species requires enrolling a community effort. Although quarantines and chemical treatments have not proven effective in preventing the spread of Popilia japonica, or the Japanese beetle, to farms...

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Gregory Scruggs

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18 July 2019

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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The American Prairie Reserve (APR)has diverged from government funding and instead created a free-market system to preserve prairie land across Northeastern Montana. Some ranchers in the state oppose the allowance of ...

Rappler

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

1 June 2019

Palawan, Philippines

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Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...

The New York Times

Sarah Maslin

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27 May 2019

Ghana

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New “agripreneurs” are trying to bring high-tech, business-driven farming practices to Ghana, while also attempting to shift the prevailing norm that a career in farming is not equivalent to “success.” This comes in t...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

20 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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The Hmong Agriculture Radio Show airs weekly, broadcasting news about unique crops, health and safety practices, and funding opportunities for Hmong farmers in their native language. Since the 1990s, this show has bee...

BBC

Daniel Gordon

20 May 2019

Bogotá, Colombia

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Growing flowers and plants in fields where cows graze leads to a healthier diet, larger cows, more enriched soil, and less methane emitted into the atmosphere. About 4,000 farmers have received funding to transform th...

Iowa Public Radio

Kate Payne

20 May 2019

Jewell, Iowa, United States

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As a response to global climate change, many are turning to farming and agricultural practices as a response. Plants are able to bring carbon dioxide into soil, where some is stored, reducing the overall amount in the...

Harvest Public Media

Madelyn Beck

20 May 2019

Illinois, United States

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From small farms to the larger, agriculture industry, changes are being made to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas being emitted into the air. With methane emissions considered one of the top worst greenhouse gasses ...

NBC News

Audrey Cleo Yap

16 May 2019

Maui, Hawaii, United States

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Organizations like Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu are reintroducing small-scale farmers to breadfruit — a traditional Hawaiian starchy fruit that fell out of style following the rise of plantation farming and colonialism. Growers ar...

Mongabay

Aseanty Pahlevi

3 May 2019

Sungai Nibung, Indonesia

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Offering ecosystems a short break from extractive practices can stave off environmental degradation and overfishing. In Indonesia, regions of the Nibung River are closed for several months to allow populations of fish...

High Country News

Marcello Rossi

2 May 2019

California, United States

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California has been leading the way in what is becoming an increasingly popular response to climate change: carbon farming. The practice reabsorbs carbon that’s in the air, into the soil, and can be achieved through m...

NPR

Lauren Sommer

2 May 2019

Modesto, California, United States

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California’s Healthy Soils Initiative is providing funding for farmers across the state to grow cover crops that will help move carbon from the air to the soil. Doing so not only cleans the air, but helps the soil and...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

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29 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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After a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the state has developed a safety course that focuses on fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate – one of the causes of the deadly fire years ago. While the course is still ...

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Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

Vietnam

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Community-based monitoring and communication systems allow farmers to monitor environmental threats in real time. Volatile weather patters have caused spikes in salinity, caused when there is an influx of salt water. ...

The Guardian

Matthew Taylor

24 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Governments, UN officials, and climate experts alike are ringing the alarm bells of growing soil degradation around the world. But a new agricultural movement is tackling this challenge head on. Instead of the centuri...

The New York Times

Margaret Renkl

22 April 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, a city better known for its music than its wildlife, a flock of sheep has become a tool for environmental preservation. It’s a way to “manage invasive vegetation in a safe, ecologically sensitive and cos...

Bitterroot

Kimberly Cauvel

19 April 2019

Eureka, Montana, United States

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The gray wolf was on the Endangered Species list when they were first reintroduced to the West in 1995, and although they have made an impressive comeback, there is now a debate between ranchers and environmentalists ...

UPI

Paul Brinkmann

18 April 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Robots are the newest way to improve efficiency of agriculture in the context of an aging immigrant population of fruit pickers, specifically in the strawberry industry. Harvest CROO is the company behind the robot Be...

Civil Eats

Marianne Messina

16 April 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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As the number of women in agriculture grows, a group of female farmers in Wisconsin participate in a networking cooperative called In Her Boots. Starting as a 12-person potluck, members of In Her Boots now come from m...

Ensia

Erica Gies

16 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a city with plenty of open space, there is ample opportunity for green stormwater infrastructure to help the city better manage water. The dual goal of decreasing water pollution and better managing flood ...

Inc. Magazine

Kevin J. Ryan

15 April 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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A San Diego startup called Vence has created a device that can help farmers control their livestock’s movements and behavior. The new technology – a collar with accompanying software – buzzes when an animal is somewhe...

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