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Hemp, hazelnuts, oats, turnips, alfalfa, Kernza … there’s a sizable menu of plants to grow for vegetative cover in fields, but much more needs to be done to protect the…

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Kernza® is the name of a cereal native to the highlands of Iran. It has been studied for three years at the agronomy school in Lyon, ISARA, because of its perennial characteristics.  This…

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Farmers in Minnesota are growing some of the first intermediate wheatgrass developed specifically for human consumption. Plant scientists are calling the food grade MN-Clearwater “a superfood with environmental and health…

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EAST TROY, Wis. — The Wisconsin agricultural sector could play a key role in accelerating production of a relatively new type of grain, which supporters say is safer for the…

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Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this beneficial crop. Historically, wheatgrass has been used…

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A few years back a local resident gave me some educational bulletins from the year 1914, highlighting findings of livestock and agronomy research performed at the University of Wisconsin Agricultural…

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The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute of East Troy, Wisconsin, is a member of a coalition that recently was awarded a $10-million grant to develop Kernza as the country’s first large-scale…

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MFAI is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program for perennial crop development efforts (see USDA’s announcement…

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Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this beneficial crop. Historically, wheatgrass has been used…

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Bakery owner Doug Michael of Columbia County Bread & Granola vividly recalls the summer of 2009, when he built a pushcart and baked about 20 loaves of sprouted grain bread…

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The development of agriculture has been essential to the rise of civilization. But in the 21st century, the ever-increasing need of Earth’s growing population for food is one of the factors…

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Minneapolis is Mill City for a reason – the town was built on flour fortunes. But the crop that supported this city in the past might not provide the same benefits…

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