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    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 […]

    Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms and Regenerative Farming

    Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms and Regenerative Farming

    By Elizabeth Henderson In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until their milk checks arrive. Yet, the recently released census of agriculture shows that the number of young farmers is growing even as the average age of farmers also increases, and […]

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

    In addition to a long list of incredible benefits for farmers and their crops, regenerative agriculture practices help us fight the climate crisis by pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground. We know that to solve the climate crisis, business as usual will not cut it. Not in electricity production. Not […]