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Category: Perennial Crops

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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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As our world continues to hurtle toward a more uncertain future thanks to climate change, farmers and consumers keep searching for more sustainable food options. One product showing some hope?…

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Excerpt from article featuring The Land Institute: Suzan Erem, 58, farmer and executive director of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust Iowa “I transplanted here in the 1980s to go to…

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While the global health pandemic had a devastating impact on international trade in 2020, there may be a silver lining. For the first time, policymakers now view the agriculture industry…

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The climate boom: Consumer packaged goods companies are turning to climate claims to appeal to millennial and Gen Z consumers who are very concerned about environmental impact (and let’s not…

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NEW ULM — It’s a new type of grain that grows differently than traditional grain. It looks like wheat but it’s not. Belle Plaine certified organic farmer Ben Penner spoke…

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To accelerate the development of perennial crops the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research is providing about a $1-million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. There are thousands…

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Excerpt from the article featuring Kernza®: Drawn to wheat production in Kansas, General Mills has hosted soil health academies in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. At…

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