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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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Excerpt from the article featuring Kernza® perennial grain: Trade your bubbly for beer made with Kernza. Hardier alternatives may become more prevalent in a warming world. Experiments with perennial grains…

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There’s promise in ongoing research for Kernza – perennial intermediate wheatgrass trademarked and named by The Land Institute. But it’s also a work in progress. Kernza research was awarded a…

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If you haven’t heard about Kernza, don’t feel too bad. This amazing grain was first developed by the scientists at The Land Institute in 2008. Since then, this scientific marvel…

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