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Farmers who are looking for an alternative to corn and soybeans — and a crop that grows back each year — might want to consider the benefits of growing a…

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The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is pleased to announce a partnership with The Land Institute, a Kansas-based non-profit dedicated to researching sustainable agriculture. The Land Institute’s development of Kernza, a distant cousin…

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There’s a new-ish crop that’s been sprouting hopeful conversation in recent years. Kernza is the name given by Kansas-based The Land Institute to a specific germ line of perennial wheatgrass. Like a long-lost,…

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Researchers say commercial perennial crops suitable for prairie production could be available in as little as 15 years. It’s already been about 90 years of work, but the finish line…

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It’s early spring, and among a series of brown and barren crop fields, one field stands out. It’s covered with a stand of lush green grass. It’s a sight to…

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Land Institute partners in Minnesota are working with Kernza® and helping advance agriculture toward perennial grain polycultures. Check out this exciting project, just one example of The Land Institute’s global…

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If you want to feel virtuous the next time you chug a brewski, consider the Long Root Ale. This new beer, mildly fragrant and with a rye-like spiciness, is the…

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The formula that American farmers employ to sustain the foundation of the nation’s food system is simple and time-honored—plow then plant, and in three months, harvest and sell. Milk flows,…

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Scientists at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are exploring the uses of a certain wheatgrass which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative source for breadmaking and brewing beer. “This intermediate…

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Patagonia’s latest product isn’t a winter coat or pair of boots, but its first-ever line of beer. Unlike standard brews, the new beer is the first to be made with Kernza, a breed…

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Patagonia Provisions’ Long Root Ale is the first commercial product ever made with the perennial grain kernza. Much of what remains of the once vast American prairie can be found…

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A cooler full of beer is practically a staple of a good day of climbing or mountain biking. Now, that cooler can be stocked a little more responsibly. … full…

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