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As droughts increase, we may need this kind of wild technology. modernfarmer.com/2020/11/engine…
Western states have repeatedly and continuously neglected to take action which could allow for the sensible use of water. How will that affect the future of living and farming there? modernfarmer.com/2022/06/histor…
Honeybees are durable creatures, but they need water to rely on when temperatures get high. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/honeyb…
Tracing the Link Between Slavery and Peanut Farming bit.ly/3xfYlvY via @ModFarm
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For @ModFarm, I talked with commercial beekeepers and family apiaries who shared their experience of colony loss because of extreme heat, wildfire, and drought. Together, with researchers, they are learning how to mitigate these challenges coming with climate change. twitter.com/ModFarm/status…
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“If a majority of farms and public lands throughout the American West implemented decentralized water retention, we could reverse drought, greatly reduce flood and fire and prevent our coming water scarcity crisis within a decade.” modernfarmer.com/2022/06/tabula…
Indigenous practitioners around the world have farmed with only rainwater for millennia. But it’s unclear whether conventional agriculture, which relies heavily on irrigation, will learn any of their lessons. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/drylan…
California lawmakers are considering using part of the state’s $100-billion budget surplus to buy water rights back from farmers. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/govern…
”If you ate something today, it was probably from California...We should be able to invest in the people who are ensuring that so many people across the country are able to eat.” modernfarmer.com/2022/06/mai-ng…
Farmers aren’t just battling water issues. They’re losing topsoil, moisture and crop residue, on top of other wind-related issues. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/spring…
At Tabula Rasa Farms, Brenda Smola-Foti has purposefully designed rainfall-catching ponds, terraces and water gardens in an effort to hydrate the land for years to come. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/tabula…
A free new tool from the World Wildlife Fund helps farmers measure how much crop loss is really happening in their fields. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/food-l…
For avid gardeners, especially in the West, the ongoing water crisis is a good time to reconsider which crops to put in the ground. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/drough…
Western states are getting hotter and drier each year, with little to no water to support agricultural operations. How did we get here, and where do we go? modernfarmer.com/2022/06/histor…
Hawai'i ‘Ulu Cooperative is investing in the nutritious indigenous crop as one way to address the islands’ broken food system. modernfarmer.com/2021/12/breadf…
Despite a flood of ominous reports, farmers have ways to mitigate severe temperatures and drought. When stocking, some breeds do better than others. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/drough…
In the Pacific Northwest, extreme temperatures and recurring drought are disrupting the health of essential bee colonies. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/honeyb…
Despite their ubiquitous association with the state, peaches are no longer Georgia’s biggest fruit crop. As temperatures rise, growers and researchers are working to ensure that climate change doesn’t kill the industry. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/georgi…
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Think of harvesting seaweed like giving the plant a haircut, leaving the root so it can grow all year. modernfarmer.com/2022/04/how-to…
“You’d be hard-pressed to think of examples in the US when there’s been consistent support for farmers or people who directly work with the land." modernfarmer.com/2022/06/mai-ng…
"We should be able to invest in the people who are ensuring that so many people across the country are able to eat.” Meet the Farmer Pushing for a Guaranteed Basic Income for Agricultural Workers buff.ly/3Qcg7c0
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Most of the reservoirs and canals in the West are open-air, due to cost or earthquake issues. But they’re also in the desert. Millions of acre-feet of water evaporate each year. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/histor…
In theory, buying the water rights would allow officials to keep more water in the rivers, which would benefit endangered fish species and the overall health of the ecosystems that rely on the rivers, while still aiding farmers by padding their pockets. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/govern…
As with people, some livestock and poultry breeds tolerate heat better than others. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/drough…
While many farmers are committed to growing Georgia peaches, a shifting climate is throwing every challenge their way. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/georgi…
In Canada, Indigenous seed steward Tiffany Traverse is focused on rediscovering, cultivating and preserving the traditional foods of her community. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/tiffan…
California lawmakers are considering using part of the state’s $100-billion budget surplus to buy water rights back from farmers, putting money in their pockets while keeping water in rivers for endangered fish. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/govern…
TIL about "3D ocean farming", aka: "regenerative ocean farming", aka: "polyculture ocean farming systems" (thx for the rabbit hole, @adriansolgaard) modernfarmer.com/2021/06/the-fu…
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After a yearlong break from journalism, I'm in @ModFarm with a piece about how a CA coalition are pushing for basic income for indie farmers, farmworkers, and Ingidenous hunters and foragers in the face of worsening drought modernfarmer.com/2022/06/mai-ng…
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These fruits and vegetables will thrive even in the hottest conditions. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/drough…
Western states are getting hotter and drier each year, with little to no water to support agricultural operations. How did we get here, and where do we go? modernfarmer.com/2022/06/histor…
While lentils might not be the first crop that comes to mind when you think of Montana, the state grows half of the county’s supply of the legumes. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/montan…
On World Oceans Day, we're revisiting the growing movement for regenerative ocean farming, a model that involves growing shellfish and kelp in underwater gardens. modernfarmer.com/2021/06/the-fu…
Maintaining a beehive can be tricky and time-consuming, but these companies make it easy—and enjoyable—to participate in an act of environmental stewardship. modernfarmer.com/2022/03/compan…
As California’s water crisis worsens, farmer and activist Mai Nguyen is calling on the state to support affected small-scale agricultural producers and farmworkers. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/mai-ng…
It isn’t too late to start your garden! Here’s our list of vegetables you can plant in June, along with some helpful tips to get started. modernfarmer.com/2021/06/vegeta…
"Part of adjusting is letting go of the idea that Georgia peaches need to be number one in the country. It’s become impossible for them to compete against California peaches." modernfarmer.com/2022/06/georgi…
At the University of Michigan, researchers are studying both the scientific benefits and public reactions to using aged urine as fertilizer. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/pee-fo…
Tracing the Link Between Slavery and Peanut Farming bit.ly/3Qduc9p via @ModFarm
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The rescued ducks play a vital, integrated role on the farm by naturally providing pest control, fertilizer, aeration and (fuel-free) land maintenance, just as by-products of their existence. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/sho-fa…
Does No Mow May actually work to protect and help pollinators? modernfarmer.com/2022/05/americ…
The war in Ukraine, droughts and floods are all threatening worldwide supplies of wheat. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/global…
"It’s not an overstatement to say that without fungi breaking down dead matter and recycling its nutrients, life on Earth would be unrecognizable." modernfarmer.com/2022/06/fungi-…
With climate change threatening supplies of Japanese wasabi, farmers like David Blume are planting new opportunities for the crop. modernfarmer.com/2022/04/domest…
Conveyor belting, street sweeper brushes and other discarded materials are getting a second life on farms. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/repurp…
Despite their ubiquitous association with the state, peaches are no longer Georgia’s biggest fruit crop. As temperatures rise, growers and researchers are working to ensure that climate change doesn’t kill the industry. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/georgi…
A food insecurity expert recently told the UN that there are only 10 weeks of wheat supplies left in the world after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted worldwide supplies. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/global…
Without fungi, life on Earth would be unrecognizable. So why aren't they catalogued and understood as much as animals and plants? modernfarmer.com/2022/06/fungi-…
Researchers are studying both the scientific benefits and public reactions to using aged urine as fertilizer. modernfarmer.com/2022/05/pee-fo…
Most vitamin D3 supplements are animal-based and rely on secretions in sheep’s wool as the vitamin source. But researchers believe tomatoes hold the secret to a plant-based vitamin D source. modernfarmer.com/2022/06/could-…
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