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Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

INDIGO ADDS $250M AS IT EXPANDS REACH INTO AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Indigo Ag started as a company focused on microbial agriculture-finding microorganisms to develop into seed coatings intended to boost...

WHEAT GENOME BLUEPRINT ACCELERATES INNOVATION

"The wheat blueprint will enable us to decipher the genetic basis of important traits in wheat, such as genes responsible for resistance...

 
 
 
The Hidden Resilience of ‘Food Desert' Neighborhoods

THE HIDDEN RESILIENCE OF ‘FOOD DESERT' NEIGHBORHOODS

Even before Ashanté Reese and I reach the front gate, retired schoolteacher Alice Chandler is standing in the doorway of her brick...

Hurricane Florence could cause manure-filled lagoons in North Carolina to flood, making the area very smelly

HURRICANE FLORENCE COULD CAUSE MANURE-FILLED LAGOONS IN NORTH CAROLINA TO FLOOD, MAKING THE AREA VERY SMELLY

Michael Conroy/AP As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas, farmers need to work quickly to get as much out of their crops as...

 
 
 
Sacramento Is Making Urban Agriculture a Way of Life

SACRAMENTO IS MAKING URBAN AGRICULTURE A WAY OF LIFE

As the food movement gains strength and farm-to-fork practices become increasingly popular, many cities across the United States are...

Is the Second Farm Crisis Upon Us?

IS THE SECOND FARM CRISIS UPON US?

Joe Schroeder works as a farm advocate for Farm Aid , where he answers calls to the group's farmer hotline. The calls, which are up...

 
 
 
The open-source movement to hack your arugula

THE OPEN-SOURCE MOVEMENT TO HACK YOUR ARUGULA

The latest world-changing idea for agriculture sprouted three years ago, not from a field but from a computer lab. In 2015, Caleb Harper,...

Dessa crop art, and more agricultural tributes to music at the Minnesota State Fair

DESSA CROP ART, AND MORE AGRICULTURAL TRIBUTES TO MUSIC AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

If the long lines inside the Minnesota State Fairground's Agriculture Horticulture Building are evidence enough, then it is safe to...

 
 
 
The $12 billion trade mitigation promised to farmers: who gets how much?

THE $12 BILLION TRADE MITIGATION PROMISED TO FARMERS: WHO GETS HOW MUCH?

Recall that to mitigate the damage to U.S. agriculture caused by our current tariff disputes, President Trump promised to give affected...

Improving Soil Quality Can Slow Global Warming

IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY CAN SLOW GLOBAL WARMING

Existing agricultural land management practices and currently managed land can help slow global warming. This article is excerpted...

 
 
 
Teen-Run Bakery Brings Healthy Food and Job Training to Minneapolis

TEEN-RUN BAKERY BRINGS HEALTHY FOOD AND JOB TRAINING TO MINNEAPOLIS

Vegan beet brownies, jalapeño chocolate chip cookies, and gluten-free lemon zucchini muffins sound like items that might grace the...

Ron DeSantis Rides Trump Coattails To Victory In Florida Primary For Governor

RON DESANTIS RIDES TRUMP COATTAILS TO VICTORY IN FLORIDA PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR

Rep. Ron DeSantis tied himself closely to Trump in the primary, and it paid off as he beat establishment-backed Adam Putnam, the state's...

 
 
 
Once on the Sidelines of Farming, Women Landowners Find Their Voices

ONCE ON THE SIDELINES OF FARMING, WOMEN LANDOWNERS FIND THEIR VOICES

A few years after her father died unexpectedly, Holly Maffitt decided to take over her parents' 500-acre cattle operation in Pike County,...

Agriculture Dept. Will Pay $4.7 Billion To Farmers Hit In Trade War

AGRICULTURE DEPT. WILL PAY $4.7 BILLION TO FARMERS HIT IN TRADE WAR

Most of the money - more than $3.6 billion - will go to soybean farmers. Last year, China bought nearly a third of all soybeans grown...

 
 
 
Trump gives US farmers $6bn in emergency relief to help weather trade war

TRUMP GIVES US FARMERS $6BN IN EMERGENCY RELIEF TO HELP WEATHER TRADE WAR

The US Department of Agriculture has announced the first wave of financial assistance for the country's farmers affected by the escalating...

The Trump administration is throwing $4.7 billion at US farmers to try and make up for the trade war pain

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THROWING $4.7 BILLION AT US FARMERS TO TRY AND MAKE UP FOR THE TRADE WAR PAIN

Scott Olson/Getty Images The US Department of Agriculture announced the first set of aid to US farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS SOLVE 30-YEAR WHEAT RUST GENETICS PUZZLE

Researchers from the University of Sydney, CSIRO, the United Kingdom's John Innes Centre, Limagrain UK and the National Institute of...

‘Beyond Organic': The Sonoma Trailblazers Redefining Sustainable Winemaking

‘BEYOND ORGANIC': THE SONOMA TRAILBLAZERS REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING

At first stroll, the Green String Farm at Cline Family Cellars doesn't seem different from other agricultural plots in Sonoma wine...

 
 
 
Monsanto Lawsuit: Agricultural Giant Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Cancer Case

MONSANTO LAWSUIT: AGRICULTURAL GIANT ORDERED TO PAY $289 MILLION IN CANCER CASE

A recent Monsanto lawsuit outcome feels like a win for the people. Finally. More than two years after the World Health Organization...

Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires

PLANT BIOTECH PIONEER RETIRES

In February, as part of our 25th anniversary innovation series, we profiled the discovery and subsequent harnessing of Agrobacterium...