Montana Lentil Farmers Go Against the Grain to Build Thriving Organic Business

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Ken Roseboro

'We Needed to Build Soil Health' Wheat is king in Montana with 12 million acres of it grown each year.…

What the Insect Crisis Means for Food, Farming—and Humanity

But human activity has pushed many of these pollinator armies to the brink of extinction, according to Oliver Milman, an…

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What the Rise of Craft Sake Says about Farming, Climate, and Culture

A New York- and Toronto-based writer and editor (and an occasional Civil Eats contributor), Matsumoto has been writing about sake…

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A Zebra Mussel Invasion Threatens Irrigated Agriculture in the Northwest

That’s why tiny mollusks that originated in Eastern Europe worry him so much. The Columbia River Basin, which stretches from…

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Op-ed: Food Price Spikes Are About Much More than Ukraine

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, world food prices have hit all-time highs—and they were already mounting before the first tank…

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NYC Street Food Vendors: ‘We’re Not Hurting Anyone’

This story was first published by Hell Gate, a worker-owned news site in New York City. Learn more here. Falcon…

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Oregon Adopts Nation’s Strongest Farmworker Protections for Heat and Wildfire Smoke

The heat protections require employers to allow workers to take paid breaks to get relief from the heat, provide access…

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Op-ed: Climate Change Is Bringing Agriculture to the Arctic. Let’s Prioritize Food Sovereignty.

High-priced, low-quality produce and shelf-stable goods are common in the North, since much of the food available in stores there…

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This Antioxidant May Provide a Key Link Between Regenerative Agriculture and Human Health

Researchers now believe that those fungal threads play a key role in establishing healthy soils, which then go on to…

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In the Face of Numerous Threats, Bees Are Producing Less Honey

“We called it [that] because that was basically the only thing growing in the area,” he said. “But the bees…

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Jorts the Cat Wants You to Care About Farmworkers’ Rights

But Jorts and Jean aren’t merely mugging for the camera like the internet cats of yore—they’re putting their sudden stardom…

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The Field Report: We Asked the USDA About Its New Garden—and Its Larger Climate Goals

“When you grow gardens like this, you create a more resilient food system,” Vilsack told a group of reporters and…

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The Next Frontier of Labor Organizing: Food-Delivery Workers

"These are the men and women who made sure your families were able to shelter in place safely," Adams said…

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Farmers Trial Climate-Friendly Chickpeas in Upstate New York

“The doggone things were still green,” he chuckles. Weed control also became a big problem. But the plants had flourished…

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Op-ed: Monopolies Are Giving Chicken Farmers a Raw Deal. We’re Urging States to Act.

Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest meat processor, reported that its chicken prices rose 20 percent in the first quarter of…

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$1,000 a Month for Farmworkers? Proposed Payments Aim to Help Amid Drought

Proposed by State Senator Melissa Hurtado, a Democrat from Sanger, Senate Bill 1066 would allocate $20 million to create the…

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The Field Report: Congress Grills Beef Industry Leaders Over Consolidation

“Rural America is drying up because we can’t get fair prices at the farm gate,” Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), who…

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In the Battle Over the Right to Repair, Open-Source Tractors Offer an Alternative

Algiere grew up in an era when it was second nature for farmers to fix their equipment—before farm equipment manufacturers…

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