regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Quick Key Facts In regenerative agriculture, the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the soil is preserved through minimal disturbance. Indigenous cultures maintain and have maintained a regenerative relationship with their natural environments, including the soil, for thousands of years. Regenerative farming helps build healthy soil and increases plant diversity. Through regenerative agricultural practices like […]

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    Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

    By Claire O’Connor Agriculture is on the front lines of climate change. Whether it’s the a seven-year drought drying up fields in California, the devastating Midwest flooding in 2019, or hurricane after hurricane hitting the Eastern Shore, agriculture and rural communities are already feeling the effects of a changing climate. Scientists expect climate change to […]

    The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

    The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

    By David R. Montgomery Would it sound too good to be true if I was to say that there was a simple, profitable and underused agricultural method to help feed everybody, cool the planet, and revitalize rural America? I used to think so, until I started visiting farmers who are restoring fertility to their land, […]

    Iowa’s Farmers – and American Eaters – Need a National Discussion on Transforming U.S. Agriculture

    Iowa’s Farmers – and American Eaters – Need a National Discussion on Transforming U.S. Agriculture

    By Lisa Schulte Moore Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses bring the state a lot of political attention during presidential election cycles. But in my view, even though some candidates have outlined positions on food and farming, agriculture rarely gets the attention it deserves. As a scientist at Iowa’s land-grant university, I believe our state is at the […]

    How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

    How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

    By Tracy L. Barnett Sources reviewed this article for accuracy. For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet. It wasn’t until she’d had some distance that the vision of what she stands for came […]

    Will the Future Be Rural?

    Will the Future Be Rural?

    By Tara Lohan Despite the warning signs — climate change, biodiversity loss, depleted soils and a shrinking supply of cheap energy — we continue to push along with an economy fueled by perpetual growth on a finite planet. We’ll need to reckon with this discrepancy. Much has been written about when and how that should […]

    How Cereal Companies and Consumers Can Make Breakfast Better

    How Cereal Companies and Consumers Can Make Breakfast Better

    By Karen Perry Stillerman What’s for breakfast? Maybe it’s a bagel and cream cheese, or toast and coffee, or eggs (or not). For millions of Americans, though, cereal is a breakfast mainstay. There’s a mind-boggling array of ready-to-eat cereal brands on offer, and everyone has their favorites. But what really goes into your cereal of […]