Twenty livestock companies are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than either Germany, Britain or France – and are receiving billions of dollars in financial backing to do so, according to a new report by environmental campaigners.
For years, Des Moines Water Works has tried to force or cajole farmers upstream to reduce the runoff of fertilizer that leaves the rivers with sky-high nitrate levels but lawsuits and legislative lobbying have failed.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats: carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering.
A 2020 report found that Wisconsin is one of 10 states facing increasing issues with nitrate contamination in drinking water. We check in with two experts on the state of nitrate pollution in Wisconsin’s water.
Our state can and should do more to help farmers improve the health of their soil and decrease carbon emissions by planting trees, adopting regenerative practices, and reducing the use of fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides.
For many other farmers in Kentucky and across the country, the hopes of a financial windfall from hemp to be a saving grace from faltering markets in tobacco, soybean and corn, has hit a harsh reality.