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No one appreciates nature’s timelines better than Lee DeHaan, director of crop improvement and the lead scientist for the Kernza domestication program at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. Kernza…

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Anne Schwagerl, her husband and his parents farm rye, oats and barley on 780 acres near Browns Valley in western Minnesota. This year they’ll harvest a new crop for the…

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As eastern Wyoming farmers nosed their tractors into fields this spring, some pulled drills planting a new variety of intermediate wheatgrass. The hope is that the crop can negate Wyoming’s…

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When Colin Cureton asked members of the Upper Lake Pepin Boat Tour, sponsored by the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance on June 12 what the No. 1 agricultural export from Minnesota…

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A few years ago, Birgit Cameron visited The Land Institute in Kansas to talk with founder Wes Jackson about a special grain called Kernza that the agricultural nonprofit was breeding. A cousin…

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In Kansas, a small team of scientists is working on what they hope will be the grain of the future. To the untrained eye, the long-stemmed, seed-topped wheatgrass looks quite…

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Some eastern Wyoming farmers nosed their tractors into fields this spring pulling drills planting a new variety of intermediate wheatgrass that may negate Wyoming’s fussy weather and bolster bottom lines…

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Food science and nutrition students Radhika Bharathi, Sonali Raghunath, Steven Cak, and Brigitta Yaputri made it their mission to tackle this waste. Their work led to the development of ReToast,…

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Research at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, over the past couple of decades has advanced the concept of perennial grain crops to the point of commercially available kernza. It’s…

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(KNSI) – A recently developed crop has the potential to reduce the impact of nitrate leaching from farm fields into water supplies. Kernza wheat, or intermediate wheatgrass, is different from other…

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The soil and water near some of the most polluted wells in Minnesota is almost entirely clean three years after a new type of wheat was planted on the surface….

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Americans have had a lot to drink about lately. From the pandemic and the election to the ongoing battle for racial justice, and, at long last, the onset of #vaccinatedgirlsummer, it’s…

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