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New USDA initiative to help farmers address climate change

By Jacqui Fatka
Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined key steps to assist U.S. farmers and consumers with current challenges while charting a course toward a long-term, climate-smart future for all of agriculture, in a speech at Colorado State University…
09/29/21
                                                               

The Farmer’s Life

By Brian Scott
No-till is just what is sounds like.  A true no-till system avoids disturbing the soil with tools like chisel plows, field cultivators, disks, and plows.  Not all of our acres are no-till, but we have…
09/21/21
                                                               

Could Climate Change Put an End to Arizona’s Alfalfa Heyday?

By Greta Moran
It’s always alfalfa season in Arizona. In most other parts of the country, the perennial crop grows tall enough to harvest just a few times a year. But in the sun-drenched Southwest, the irrigated fields…
09/15/21
                                                               

Could Climate Change Put an End to Arizona’s Alfalfa Heyday?

By Greta Moran
It’s always alfalfa season in Arizona. In most other parts of the country, the perennial crop grows tall enough to harvest just a few times a year. But in the sun-drenched Southwest, the irrigated fields…
09/15/21
                                                               

Change May Be Coming to Your Favorite Wines

By Paul Sullivan Photo: Daniel Cole/Associated Press
Rising temperatures and the risk of wildfires have led some wineries to grow different types of grapes. And some regions that were long overlooked are now producing notable wines.
09/03/21
                                                               

He is Britain’s famous shepherd-author-influencer. He wants to transform farming to save the planet.

By William Booth Photo: Simon Bray , The Washington Post
Britain's rock-star shepherd and best-selling author, James Rebanks, is out at the family farm, giving the tour, waxing rhapsodic about his manure. The glory of it — of the crumbly, muffin-top consistency of a well-made…
08/28/21
                                                               

Trump let this pesticide stay on the market. Under Biden, EPA is banning its use on food.

By Dino Grandoni Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP
EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, linked to neurological damage in young children, on crops such as grapes, broccoli and strawberries – reversing a Trump public health decision...
08/18/21
                                                               

How Simple Mills Is Supporting Regenerative Agriculture

By Sami Grover
When frozen potato giant McCain committed themselves to regenerative agriculture, I noted that these signs of positive progress should be tempered with a note of caution: Just like buzz words like “net-zero,” definitions of regenerative agriculture…
07/29/21
                                                               

As Carbon Markets Reward New Efforts, Will Regenerative Farming Pioneers Be Left in the Dirt?

By Virginia Gewin Photo:Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis views her family’s cattle ranch in Rosston, Texas, as a giant experiment in how to store more carbon in the soil, improve water quality, and maximize biodiversity. In recent years, Ellis, who works with her…
07/27/21
                                                               

Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

By Christopher Flavelle Photo: Adrees Latif , Reuters
 Last September, a wildfire tore through one of Dario Sattui’s Napa Valley wineries, destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine.
07/26/21