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Sustainable Ag: the Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Yesterday, the U.S.D.A. introduced its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an ambitious plan that seeks to increase U.S. agricultural production by 40% while reducing the ag industry’s environmental footprint by 50% in 30 years. The U.S.D.A. is interested in providing farmers, ranchers, producers, and foresters the educational tools needed to sustainably manage the land. This comes from…

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How Warmer Winters are Affecting Agriculture

This isn’t news. We’ve known that the planet has been warming up. Some of us even awoke in January to 60 degree weather and wondered blissfully, where is winter? Whether you believe the change in weather (and climate) is due to human-related activities or the earth’s natural warming and cooling cycle, there is no denying…

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General Mills Goes Regenerative and Others are Following Suit

If you read the news, you may have heard plenty about regenerative agriculture in the past year. Researchers and climate scientists are pushing for farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture practices. And farmers who have witnessed the miracles of this approach first-hand are encouraging other farmers to make the switch. Maybe you’ve heard that General Mills,…

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The Glyphosate Debate: Should Farmers Use It?

In 2019, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) performed a variety of tests that determined trace amounts of glyphosate (also referred to as Roundup) were present in cereals and baby food. This news concerned consumers across the country, especially after rumors circulated that Roundup causes cancer. Scientists, farmers, and consumers have debated for years whether…

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Farmers Want Regenerative Agriculture

Often, climate activists are quick to blame farmers for poor environmental conditions, such as soil infertility, rising greenhouse gas emissions, and nutrient pollution. They point fingers and make accusations, but what many don’t realize is that farmers want to reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, many farmers want regenerative agriculture and are pushing to implement…

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