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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Polls show most traditional farmers don't believe they contribute to climate change. Two farmers in Illinois started a soil protection program that has myriad climate benefits.
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Big agriculture schools have to rely more on corporate gifts to fund research as other sources have dwindled. While most gifts don't come with direct strings attached, they can still lead to conflict.
Friday, July 23, 2021
As summers become hotter due to climate change, farmers are finding it more difficult to keep their animals cool. Some are investing in new facilities and technologies to keep livestock safe.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Some states are prioritizing farmworkers in their vaccine rollout. Many of these workers are from Mexico, and are getting vaccinated much sooner than they would in their home countries.
Monday, March 01, 2021
Getting COVID-19 tests and vaccine to essential workers on commercial farms and in meatpacking plants requires more than a pop-up clinic miles away. A positive test can be financially devastating.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Despite being at-risk, essential workers, many who work in farming or meatpacking still lack access to coronavirus testing. Farmworker advocates say that doesn't bode well for vaccination outreach.
Friday, February 05, 2021
Many people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to gardening for the first time. The unexpected spike in demand has seed suppliers struggling to keep up.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
During the pandemic, many people stuck at home turned to gardening for the first time. The unexpected spike in demand is leaving suppliers running out of seeds for home gardeners and small farmers.
Monday, November 02, 2020
Farming equipment is traditionally designed to be used by men. That presents a problem for the increasing number of women across the country who are entering the agriculture workforce.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
The number of families struggling to afford food has skyrocketed since the start of the crisis. One family in Champaign, Ill., used to volunteer at a food pantry — now they depend on it.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Like their big box store competitors, small rural grocery stores have experienced a boom since the pandemic began. Many are getting new customers as they're better able to keep their shelves stocked.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
As planting season approaches, farmers who rely on foreign guest workers are in a bind. Some are turning to their newly unemployed neighbors in small towns for help in the fields.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
With extremely sensitive microphones, a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden shows it's possible to hear the sounds that plants make when they're growing.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Nearing 80, the solo artist has a new album out. Decades after she brought a gospel score to the civil rights movement with The Staple Singers, she remains hopeful in her enduring mission for change.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Three years ago, the aquarium decided it would find a sanctuary in the wild for its prized pod of dolphins. But then climate change complicated the plan entirely.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
The town of Mission, Texas grew up around La Lomita chapel. Last week, the local Catholic diocese tried and failed to stop the government from surveying the chapel's land.
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration
Saturday, December 01, 2018
The Wilco frontman talks about using music to cope, appreciating the exercise of prose writing and releasing his first original solo album.