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Think about the foods and beverages you consume every day.  Perhaps you start the morning off with a bowl of cereal, have a sandwich or salad for lunch and a…

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University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is part of a recently awarded $10 million grant from USDA focusing on the adoption of a perennial grain, Kernza®. The…

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Minnesota researchers are working to boost the yields of perennial intermediate wheatgrass, a forage crop. James Anderson, a project leader and professor at the University of Minnesota, calls it a…

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As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are staying safely at home and finding respite in our kitchens. The loaves of sourdough and banana bread that were so…

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I was excited to read that intermediate wheatgrass is now approved for human use in the U.S. This report is featured in the New Seed Variety Guide for 2021 put…

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As part of its mission of sustainability in agriculture, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) is interested in crops that hold environmental and economic…

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A new study is looking at intermediate wheatgrass’s potential to be both cash crop and quality forage in the same year. Intermediate wheatgrass is a perennial grain sometimes known by…

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EPISODE NOTES We’re talking Rusty Butz, Kernza bread, and peas in your mac n’ cheese. This episode is an exploration of Indigenous farming practices, ancient grains, and how regenerative farming…

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As the weather gets colder, Carmen Fernholz of Minnesota enjoys looking out at his fields of Kernza. This wheatgrass is a perennial, which means it overwinters and comes back in spring….

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At Bang Brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota, co-owner Sandy Boss Febbo keeps an 18-foot-long poster on the wall with photos of two grasses and their excavated roots. The first is a wheat…

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Expanding the scope of Kernza is the aim of a multi-state coalition. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are part of the coalition to expand the research, production and commercialization…

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Ancient farmers began domesticating wild annual plants approximately 10,000 years ago. Eventually, farmers became dependent upon annual grain crops, and according to Brandon Schlautman of The Land Institute, diverse natural…

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