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Feb 15, 2020

The grapevines that grow in the fields of French Champagne producer Louis Roederer are hardy plants. They are descended from the survivors of a July 1709 freeze that killed off 600,000 of 800,000 hectares of vineyards throughout the region, followed by a late 19th-century heat wave with temperatures as warm as today’s. Knowing this, two […]

Feb 13, 2020

New research suggests opening more grocery stores could be a simple solution to the monstrous quantities of food that are wasted in American cities. A recent study, Grocery Store Density and Food Waste, shows that a handful of American cities do not have the ideal density of grocery stores and could reduce regional food waste […]

Feb 13, 2020

The USDA offers insurance to help protect farmers from forces they have no control over. Insurance offered by the federal government is a fundamental part of much of the farming that happens in the United States. It allows farmers to survive in an industry that’s both unstable and provides thin margins. Hemp, though it’s now […]

Farm

A Psychological Means to Fight Crop Diseases

Farmers are constantly engaged in what may feel like a war. That war contains many... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 11, 2020
6 Rules for Organizing a Grassroots Regeneration Revolution

The following excerpt is adapted from Ronnie Cummins’ forthcoming book Grassroots Rising: A Call to... (more)

Ronnie Cummins
February 10, 2020
Futuristic Farming Has Arrived with Weeding Robots

For sustainable farmers, hand-weeding can be laborious, backbreaking work and can cost upwards of $300... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
February 10, 2020
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Food & Lifestyle

COOK THIS: Cool Beans by Joe Yonan

The current buzz around plant-based diets often centers around meat substitutes: processed proteins that are... (more)

Wendy Underwood
February 8, 2020
It’s Bad Times for Black Tea

Black tea, the kind you get in a bulk Lipton bag, is dramatically less popular... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 4, 2020
E Buono: My Twist on an Italian Staple

I get most enjoyment from cooking when I can be creative and I tend to... (more)

Frank Giustra
February 3, 2020
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News

Corteva Agriscience to Stop Making Chlorpyrifos

Just six months after the Trump administration decided not to ban chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 7, 2020
Should We Be Concerned About Selenium in Agriculture?

Selenium is an essential element for life in humans and other animals, and selenium deficiency... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 6, 2020
Fecal Dust from Cattle Feedlots is Smothering a Texas Town

Clouds of fecal dust from large cattle feedlots in the western part of the Texas... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 6, 2020
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Videos
Meet the modern farmer
Meet some men and women who turned their love of country into a love of land.
Could Water Buffalo Milk be Texas’s New White Gold?

In Fredericksburg, Texas, locals know Phil Giglio as the “water buffalo guy.” A year and... (more)

This Farmer Wants to Return Our Bodies to the Land

Suzanne Kelly digs in when it comes to dirt. She reflects on the insects and... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer: Sarah Hoffmann

Sarah Hoffmann always knew she would return to life on a farm. After practicing as... (more)

How An Indian Farming Organization Is Trying to Save the Forest

A couple of years ago, four friends gave up their comfortable jobs in Mumbai to... (more)

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Immigrants Feed America

Immigrants Feed America t-shirts are back – find them at the Modern Farmers Market

Things We Love: AKUA Kelp Jerky

If you told me there was a jerky snack made out of kelp - yes,... (more)

Things We Love: CleverMade Snapbasket Cooler

It can keep up to 50 cans chilled for up to 36 hours and collapses... (more)

Things We Love: Republic of Tea Daily Greens Single Sips

It's like green juice: but way easier.