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When Liang Yuxin first heard about a new rice variety that could be harvested for years without replanting, he was eager to try it out. If his experiment are successful,…

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Smithsonian Magazine recently covered breakthrough research on perennial rice. These plants that grow back year after year show promise, but they are not a silver bullet. Today’s rice farmers must…

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Think of this year’s drought as a sort of dress rehearsal to consider the drier, hotter future that scientists predict climate change has in store. Long-lasting droughts could alter the…

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The Land Institute’s work on perennial grains was recently featured in an interview the George Monbiot on the Bloomberg News podcast Zero with Akshat Rathi. “Agriculture is the worst thing…

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German newspaper Mittelbadische Presse interviewed researcher Frank Rasche from the Institute for Tropical Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim. The professor has been researching Kernza perennial grain for a number…

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A new article from the Colorado Sun reports on a novel research collaboration in the Colorado River Basin with farmers, Colorado State University, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimted, and The Land Institute…

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Perennial rice at NPR A new article from NPR discusses new groundbreaking research success on Perennial Rice. Thousands of farmers in China have started to grow a remarkable new version…

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Since 2020, 25 farmers in France, accompanied by a research team, have been experimenting with this crop to study its adaptation to different contexts. Developed in the United States in…

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The war in Ukraine has highlighted our dependence, not only on Russian fossil fuels, but the massive wheat harvests that flow from the region. Russia and Ukraine are the world’s first…

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Early boosters were voices on the fringe: Today, perennial crops are sought by researchers worldwide — including Manitoba. In the early days of kernza — a perennial grain crop related…

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Local Salina beekeeping business AJ Honey Farms, run by husband and wife Allen and Judy Stovall, have built a business that not only offers locally-produced raw silflower (silphium) honey but…

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In Hot Farm, a new podcast from the Food & Environment Reporting Network, travels across the Midwest, talking to farmers about what they are doing, or could be doing, to…

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