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November 26, 2014

 

inside a crop duster plane

Crop Dusting Pilots Navigate Dangerous Airspace

According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.

August 6, 2014

 

Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

June 24, 2014

 

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Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

March 23, 2014

Edible Landscapes 

66 Square Feet

Top 5 Nature-Loving Food Bloggers

We’re recognizing three farmers and two foragers who, by simplifying living and appreciating time spent outdoors, have learned what the landscape can offer.

November 25, 2013

Factory Farms 

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CAFO Concerns In Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Due to increased competition amongst hog farmers, indoor confined animal feeding operations are growing, even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.

September 18, 2013

Waste Not... 

Compost

Reducing Food Waste Could Reduce Food Need In Future

Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.

August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

compost-bins

New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

July 19, 2013

Don't Knock It TIll You've Tried It 

Grasshopper skewers

Bugs: The New Sushi?

Sustainability activists and trend makers are abuzz this summer as more critters creep onto Western restaurant menus.

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

Berdo on terraced field

Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

August 23, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not 

Flickr - Food Trash Photo by Rich Evenhouse

Americans Drop Forty Percent Of Food In Dumpster

Despite record-breaking drought and a faltering economy, a new study indicates that Americans are throwing away as much as forty percent of their food each year

July 27, 2012

Meatless Mondays? 

confidential on computer screen

USDA Promotes ‘Meatless Monday,’ Beef Industry Has A Cow

An internal newsletter published on the USDA website mentioned how Meatless Mondays could help the environment. The beef industry couldn't have disagreed more.

July 7, 2012

Conscientious Coffee 

espresso-machine

Your Morning Cuppa Carbon: Tracking Coffee From Farm To Cup

Even though coffee travels thousands of miles from farm to mug, a study found that the final step of brewing has the greatest impact on the carbon footprint.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

June 7, 2012

High And Dry 

Drought Concerns in The United States and Abroad Spur Debate on Agricultural Best Practices

Monsanto’s Drought Tolerant Corn May Not Be King

A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."

March 22, 2012

Celery Or Flamin' Hot Cheetos? 

sand dune, desert

Addressing Food Deserts Is No Simple Task

Quality, choice and mobility are just as important as making fresh produce more available.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

October 17, 2011

Reporting From The Farm 

Rachel Beyer of Stranger's Hill Organics

Stranger’s Hill Organics And The War On Weeds

Fighting weeds is probably the biggest challenge for organic farmers. Rachel Beyer and Ben Smith of Stranger's Hill Organics give some tips.

June 28, 2011

Oil And Agriculture 

palm_oil

Sustainable Palm Oil: Greener Agriculture Or Greenwashing?

Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?

April 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Bat Guano Fertilizer

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Feeding Your Sprouts

What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.

March 13, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Finding Examples Of Good Work

In the final part of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about what communities need to do to be sustainable and he explains why he is hopeful.

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