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Big food companies commit to 'regenerative agriculture' but skepticism remains

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Ahead of the U.N. climate change conference, CEOs of huge food corporations, including Mars, PepsiCo and McDonald's, are making regenerative agriculture commitments.


Soil is a finite resource and a program helps farmers prevent erosion

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.


Corporate donations to agriculture schools can put educators in an awkward spot

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.


Farmers Look For Ways To Protect Their Livestock During Climate Change

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.


Hit Hard By Pandemic, Farmworkers Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

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.


To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net

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.


Coronavirus Testing Remains A Problem For Farmworkers, Meatpackers

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.


Suppliers Field Growing Demand For Seeds From Pandemic Gardeners

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.


Seed Companies Struggle To Keep Up With The Demand

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.


Lack Of Female Friendly Farm Tools May Pose Safety Hazard

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.


For One Food Insecure Family, The Pandemic Leaves 'No Wiggle Room'

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.


Struggling Rural Grocers See Business Boost During Pandemic

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.


U.S. Farmers Look To Locals Who've Lost Their Jobs For Help In The Fields

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.


Shhhhh. Listen Closely. Your Plants Might Be Talking

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.


In 'We Get By,' Mavis Staples Keeps Singing For 'Change'

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.


At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside And Out

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.


The Historic Chapel At The Heart Of A Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

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.


How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

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


On 'Warm,' Jeff Tweedy Confronts His Shadow Self

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.