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21 2019년 10월
The boundary between Tanguro Farm and the Amazon rainforest in Mato Grosso, Brazil. COURTESY OF CHRIS LINDER The contrast is staggering. On one side of a narrow track is cool, moist rainforest, stretching northwest for hundreds of kilometers through the almost intact Xingu indigenous reserve. On the other side is hot, bare ground being prepared to plant soy on a farm the size ..
05 2017년 12월
A farmer examines a rye cover crop planted within a field of soybeans in Midburn, Iowa. TWILIGHT GREENAWAY/FERN/YALE E360 Breaking with the industrial model of growing corn and soybeans, a growing number of Iowa farmers are putting oats, rye, and other small grains into their crop rotation, a switch that is regenerating soils, cleaning up waters, and providing benefits to fami..
27 2017년 08월
t’s that time of the year; cover crops are on the minds of many as we start harvest and plan for next year. The biggest challenge is finding the right window to seed cover crops and the second is getting precipitation for establishment, says Ryan Haden, Ohio State University soil scientist. Haden says while some success depends on your method of planting, it all comes back to..
14 2017년 07월
This is the first article in a two-part series on sustainable farming methods. The recent unrest of farmers has prompted a lot of rethinking about alternative farming policies and strategies. However the search for genuine alternatives is still hindered and distorted by the longest prevailing myth in the context of agriculture – that ecologically-destructive methods may b..
25 2017년 05월
Student debt could cost this Maine family the farm Gabor Degre | BDNJackie Robinson has been looking into buying her parents farm, Leaves and Blooms Greenhouses in Dover-Foxcroft. Robinson has been running the farm for seven years, but she is unable to get a loan because of defaulting on her student loan payments. She is working on repaying her $20,000 student loan debt, but a..
02 2016년 06월
The Regional Meeting on Agroecology in Asia in November of 2015 marked the culmination of four FAO meetings on Agroecology. These vibrant meetings confirmed a rising tide that we have written about previously: agroecology’s prominence is growing worldwide. The importance of its concepts, tools, knowledge and its emphasis on respect for and collaboration with producers have be..
25 2016년 05월
18 2016년 05월
Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops at the Monsanto Co. test field in Woodland, Calif., in 2012. Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with..
03 2016년 05월
Morocco is a geographically diverse country that encompasses the Atlas and Rif mountains, the Sahara desert and the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy, with over half the active labour force working in farming. However, Morocco faces some significant challenges, particularly with drought and soil degradation. There is also a striking ..
17 2015년 11월
12 2015년 11월
Once an industrial-chemical titan, GMO seed giant Monsanto has rebranded itself as a "sustainable agriculture company." Forget such classic post-war corporate atrocities as PCB and dioxin—the modern Monsanto "uses plant breeding and biotechnology to create seeds that grow into stronger, more resilient crops that require fewer resources," as the company's website has it. T..
06 2015년 10월
The key ingredient for healthy soils and healthy crops is soil organic matter. But it has been neglected in recent decades. How could we have forgotten about it? And what is needed to bring it back in the fields and on political agendas? Insights from the AgriCultures Network.A farmer prepares vermicompost for field application. We know that soil health and soil fertility are e..
10 2015년 07월
The first time Helianti Hilman visited the indigenous farmers of the West Java town of Garut, she was asked to remove her shoes before entering their fields. Her surprise grew when the farmers quizzed her on her mood – they didn’t want her upsetting the plants. “That’s when I realised that their approach to agriculture was much more than just growing organic,” sa..
24 2015년 04월
Monsanto positions itself as a champion of science and GM supporters tar critics as ‘anti-science’.* But is this accurate? Claire Robinson looks at how scientists who investigate the safety of GM foods are treated. Alamy/Custom Medical StockWhen Australian scientist Judy Carman decided to carry out an animal feeding study with GM crops, she asked three GMO companies to supp..
23 2015년 04월
Mid-sized farms are getting squeezed out of our food system. And there’s a story behind every single one of those numbers. Here are two stories: one about losing the farm — and one about hanging on and making it pay. (Music from Josh Woodward and Podington Bear. Thanks for making your stuff available and opting out of the ridiculous U.S. copyright system. You guys rock...
23 2015년 04월
I met Chris at a rock show, and after three drinks and about twice as many not-too-subtle glances, we introduced ourselves. “What do you do?” “I’m a writer. What do you do?” “I’m a farmer.” “… What?” We saw each other sporadically over the next three months or so, always in Seattle, and the evening usually ended with him slipping some organic vegetables fr..
23 2015년 04월
Welcome to our series on the changing face of agriculture: Farm Size Matters! Over the next month, we hope to give you a comprehensive picture of the state of American farms today: all of the fun (what it’s like to date in farm country), failure (how, despite all efforts, a farmer can lose his farm), fame (an interview with Willie Nelson), and facts (a fascinating ag subsidie..
23 2015년 04월
America has too much corn. Year after year of farmers responding to incentives to grow more of America’s largest crop has resulted in a glut of the commodity. With high supply and slackening demand, prices have fallen dramatically since the corn gold rush sparked in 2007. But will low prices actually encourage farmers to plant a greater variety of crops or put land aside for ..
23 2015년 04월
Some basic economic forces are driving mid-sized farms out of existence. First, food prices keep falling. “Ever since World War II, agricultural commodities have trended steadily down,” agricultural economist Otto Doering told me. We are on a technology treadmill: Farmers get a new tech (like hybrid seeds), increase productivity, and make money. But then all the farmers get..
23 2015년 04월
Nearly every industrialized nation on Earth subsidizes agriculture to some extent. It’s a way to make sure production stays high, and prices stay low. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to make it work — and that’s where things get tricky. Right now in the U.S., we subsidize certain crops pretty heavily. These are things that can be shipped and stored easily, an..