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Some ranchers and conservationists agree: Grazing and logging can save birds

Landowners and the National Audubon Society have partnered over the past six years to restore rangeland from Texas to the Dakotas.

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Where have all the insects gone?

Bugs aren’t just occasional nuisances, they’re crucial to the environment. Now populations of species worldwide are falling at alarming rates.
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PittMoss will deliver its recycled soil with seed packets so you can start a Victory Garden

Made from recycled paper, PittMoss improves aeration and nutrient absorption and uses less water than conventional peat-based mixes.
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Farmers counting on sheep to benefit soil, bottom line

Smaller grazing animals have reduced startup costs and complement larger livestock operations.

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Huge knowledge gap over health of soil

A vital knowledge gap about England’s environment has been uncovered by soil campaigners.
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Can ancient grains save the planet from climate-induced starvation?

As climate change kills the yields of rice, wheat and soyabeans, ancient grains could save humanity from hunger in coming decades.
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Farming to help the climate: Two bills in Olympia promote “regenerative agriculture”

Washington State University researchers are trying to unravel the mysteries of soil health.

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In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the “underground forest” into life-giving trees

Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage.

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Amid droughts and floods, India’s tribal farmers rediscover the merits of indigenous crop

Farmers found that government-supplied seeds were highly sensitive to even minor climatic disturbances.

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Justice

Jim Hightower: The scrappy champions of healthy food take on the predators of industrial ag

The future of our food economy (and food itself) remains a fiercely contested competition between diametrically opposed visions.

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Questions remain about using treated sewage on farms

Spreading biosolids—which include human and industrial waste—on farmland helps cut down on synthetic fertilizer. But it may also pollute water supplies and expose people to harmful chemicals.
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What the Green New Deal could mean for Iowa

Ahead of the caucus, climate advocates are arguing that 2020's most hotly debated environmental proposal can be good for small farmers.
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Children

Can cover crops save Florida's citrus?

Citrus greening has devastated the Sunshine State’s orange industry. Researchers and pioneering farmers see cover crops as a road to recovery.
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Organics shielded Queensland farmer from drought

Beef and grain farmer Eddie Shaw switched his Queensland property to organic 15 years ago and never looked back.

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