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Atlas Obscura

Chris Malloy

24 November 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a viable livestock option for people who want to engage in urban farming. Cities across the United States — like Phoenix, Austin, Pittsburgh, and San Diego — are making it easier to keep go...

Ensia

Michael Standaert

5 November 2020

Shebu, Guangdong, China

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In order to get a handle on the spread of COVID-19, and to prevent future zoonotic disease outbreaks, China introduced temporary regulations banning commercial breeding of wildlife for meat consumption. These have hit...

Science Magazine

Max G. Levy

20 October 2020

Melbourne, Australia

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Those wacky waving inflatable tube men normally seen outside car dealerships may also have a dual purpose: stopping wild dingoes from killing livestock. Inspired by a similar attempt in Oregon, scientists tested the a...

The Guardian

Lynne Curry

19 August 2020

Oregon, United States

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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...

Montana Free Press

Johnathan Hettinger

14 May 2020

Montana, United States

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Farmers and ranchers across Montana are finding ways to share their products locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen livestock prices fall and food banks face higher demand. While some agricultural produc...

Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

31 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Small-scale livestock producers and farmers are facing dire economic consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, so many are turning to a collective approach to help one another out. From home-delivery services to piv...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

21 February 2020

Malta, Montana, United States

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According to the WWF, 69 percent of the Northern Great Plains remains untilled, providing great opportunity for making sure that land remains untouched. Two conservation organizations, the Nature Conservancy and the A...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rick Barrett

18 February 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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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...

Mongabay

Monica Pelliccia

29 January 2020

Desulo, Sardinia, Italy

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Sardinia's vast forests are seeing the comeback of an ancient farming practice known as silvopasture which has potential as a climate solution. The ancient technique combines trees with forage plants and livestock and...

BBC

Hannah Long-Higgins

10 December 2019

Bluffton, Georgia, United States

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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...

Politico

Helena Bottemiller Evich

9 December 2019

United States

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As the agriculture industry faces crop and profit loss due to catastrophic weather events, many farmers and ranchers are being catalysts for conversations with politicians, scientists, and environmental groups about h...

The New York Times

Andrew Jacobs

6 December 2019

Billund, Denmark

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In the United States, the use of antibiotics in livestock operations has become relatively standard, but a practice in Denmark is proving that antibiotics aren't necessarily crucial to the process. Although not all bu...

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Violet Baron

4 December 2019

Orleans, Indiana, United States

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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...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jes Burns

19 November 2019

Oregon, United States

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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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

10 November 2019

Ohio, United States

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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...

Houston Chronicle

Perla Trevizo

14 August 2019

Sargent, Texas, United States

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To protect the natural lands of the Texas coast and battle climate change, a new nonprofit is working to create a carbon dioxide storage program in partnership with private landowners. The innovative models give lando...

Science Africa

Duncan Mboyah

2 July 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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In the Horn of Africa, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation has introduced insurance schemes for pastoralists who rely on livestock farming but are at risk for ever-increasing droughts due to cl...

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...

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 ...

Changing Florida

Andrea Thrower

7 May 2019

North Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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Tammy Harvey in Florida has 13 hens in her backyard that allow her to grow her own eggs, thereby reducing her carbon footprint since her food went directly from farm to table. While it can be difficult for some people...

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 ...

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...

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...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

David Claughton

9 March 2019

Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia

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Multiple farmers in New South Wales have overcome drought and transformed their farming practices through regenerative agriculture. They decreased pesticide use, increased the planting of native vegetation, and increa...

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