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The Huffington Post
18 January 2021
Tucson, Arizona, United States
As the amount of farmland decreases in the United States and climate change brings hotter and drier conditions, many farmers are turning to agrivoltaics — growing crops and installing solar panels on the same land — a...
7 December 2020
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Thanks to a microloan from a local nonprofit and a willingness to try a new approach, a ranching operation in Colorado has begun introducing regenerative agriculture practices in the form of carbon capture. Using "por...
3 December 2020
Environmental advocates got 1.75 million signatures to change Bavarian farming laws to protect biodiversity. The Save the Bees Campaign calls for using subsidies to nearly triple the amount of organic farming, creatin...
24 November 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Life Do Grow Farm in Philadelphia, run by the nonprofit Urban Creators, is a two-acre plot that yields food needed to feed the community who might not be able to make ends meet. Since June, the farm has distribute...
19 November 2020
Hood River, Oregon, United States
The Raíces Cooperative Farm in Hood River, Oregon provides Spanish-speaking community members "a place to grow food," learn from one another about farming practices and develop leadership skills. “Through Raíces, I be...
19 November 2020
Vermont, United States
A first-of-its-kind worker-led program in Vermont is helping dairy migrant workers to "hold farmers, corporations, and suppliers in the dairy industry accountable for the rights of workers in their supply-chains throu...
6 November 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Two urban farmers launched a GoFundMe and raised $55,000 to help provide land security to Black farmers in Detroit. Through the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund, they will select applicants to grow crops for five years ...
11 October 2020
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Thousands of small farmers moved onto homesteads in Los Angeles County in the 1940s and transformed the area into one of the most productive agricultural hubs in the United States. If the Hawaiian government could sha...
19 August 2020
Oregon, United States
An unlikely partnership between ranchers and conservationists is working together to protect grassland biodiversity on the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Oregon. The Nature Conservancy has cultivated relationships with l...
14 May 2020
Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...
6 May 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Fresh Start Farms is a program by the New Hampshire Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success that invites refugees in the state to apply their farming skills here in America to earn an income. Many of the refuge...
7 March 2020
Iowa, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
A group of women called The Women, Food and Agriculture Network was founded in 1998 in Iowa to educate female landowners about land conservation and implementing sustainable practices on their farms. The group has hel...
18 February 2020
Wisconsin, United States
Over 3000 Words
Facing environmental issues, changing consumer tastes, corporate mega-farms, and more, small dairy farmers in Wisconsin are quickly adapting their business models to stay afloat. This article looks at a number of solu...
18 February 2020
Chesapeake, Maryland, United States
The Natural Lands Project works with local landowners to turn hundreds of hectares of marginal croplands into native grasslands. The grasses offer refuge for the northern bobwhite quail and grip the soil, which helps ...
26 December 2019
In Cambodia, farming bats has provided a new way to fertilize crops and could potentially help decrease the presence of dengue fever-infested mosquitoes. Although definitive research is yet lacking about the impact of...
17 December 2019
Guinda, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Drastic solutions to climate change tend not to pan out (like trying to get everyone to stop eating meat), but careful adaptation is making real progress. In California, many smaller-scale farms are trying out new met...
10 December 2019
Bluffton, Georgia, United States
Pastures are able to replenish when livestock can move around. By permitting cattle to travel between pastures for feeding, Will Harris’ ranching technique allows the soil to retain more carbon. The carbon captured by...
Indiana Environmental Reporter
4 December 2019
Orleans, Indiana, United States
Small farmers in Indiana are working together to "manage the spaces they share, and to use those resources to improve their community by growing healthy food, and distributing that food to the people around them." Alt...
29 November 2019
Climate change is impacting many crops and farmlands, but potato farmers in the Peruvian Andes are experimenting with genetic strains to diversify potatoes to help safeguard the vegetable for further climate changes. ...
28 November 2019
Colorado, United States
The Four Corners region in southwest Colorado has become home to nearly 500 varietals of apples, revitalizing the industry as a whole, thanks to the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. The practice of researching a...
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
19 November 2019
Oregon, United States
For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...
10 November 2019
Ohio, United States
Toxic green algae has become a prominent threat in Lake Erie, but local farmers are trying to reduce their footprint by limiting agricultural nutrient runoff from manure and fertilizer that is spread on their farm fie...
5 November 2019
New Mexico, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The chili pepper industry is infamous in New Mexico; however many local farmers who rely on this crop for their livelihood are finding it difficult to find field workers. One possible solution is turning to technology...
2 October 2019
Herders in Mongolia have resorted to cooperative shared funds to keep their pastures afloat, a sign of a slow tilt towards greater collaboration and trust in the area. The shared funds act as a way for herders to borr...
8 August 2019
San Martin, California, United States
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...
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