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In hyper-fertile Central Illinois, sustainable farmers seek local support, but end up trekking their wares to Chicago.

In hyper-fertile Central Illinois, sustainable farmers seek local support, but end up trekking their wares to Chicago.

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Clean water vs. farm profits at heart of fertilizer-rule debate.

By Josephine Marcotty Star Tribune OCTOBER 9, 2017 — 10:24PM

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Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby increases in global temperatures will trigger massive new carbon releases in a cycle that may be impossible to break.

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Joshua Mayer
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Strips of native prairie plants could reduce pollution runoff from farm fields.

Strips Of Native Prairie Plants Could Reduce Pollution Runoff From Farm Fields

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Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too.

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

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In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow.

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

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Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

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Arkansas defies Monsanto, moves to ban rogue weedkiller.

Arkansas is on the verge of banning the use, during the growing season, of a Monsanto-backed weedkiller that has been blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops in neighboring farms this year.

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Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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Rusty Blazenhoff
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Growing clean cannabis to pass California's new rules.

Growing Clean Cannabis to Pass California's New Rules 

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