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Over the years, The Land Institute has been recognized in popular media coverage as a thought leader on a wide range of issues including agriculture, sustainability, culture, and more.  More recently our perennial crop breeding and ecological intensification research are garnering coverage, and the newly formed ecosphere studies program is attracting attention.  Feel free to peruse this chronological list of articles, or review the articles on a specific topic using the category filters.

If you’re looking for a list of Land Institute researchers’ articles in scholarly journals, visit our Scientific Publications page.

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Publication: The Farmer's Exchange

Author: Brook Wilke

Intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum Intermedium) is a perennial cool-season grass that was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s, and has been used as a forage grass (pastures and…

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Publication: Mountain Town News

Author: Allen Best

SALINA, Kan. — Bill  McKibben didn’t always make a habit of getting arrested. He was a wunderkind, a Harvard graduate who became a staff writer at the New Yorker at…

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Publication: Williston Herald

Author: Renée Jean

There is just one food-grade Kernza line in the United States presently, and it just so happens to be from a facility in North Dakota. Healthy Food Ingredients, which specializes…

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Publication: Bake Magazine

Author: John Unrein

Walking through an established field of mature plants, the perennial wheat grass Kernza® stands about chest high above the soil. The roots can extend 10 feet or more beneath the…

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Publication: KEYC 12

Author: Alison Durheim

ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) — A new intermediate wheat grass, a first of its kind perennial crop, that’s been in the works for decades is hitting the soil and is…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Charles Rankin

Salina-based artist Rena Detrixhe spent Friday creating a “Red Dirt Rug” that embodies the history of humanity’s relationship with the nature of a certain state. Detrixhe imprinted the rug on…

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Publication: Eating Well

Author: Sophie Egan

EatingWell sat down with nine trend whisperers—from nutrition and agriculture experts to lab-grown-meat gurus and microbiome researchers—to find out what transformative technologies, policies and products will define the next decade…

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Publication: Williston Herald

Author: Renée Jean

An ancient perennial cousin of wheat has so far shown it makes great beer and potentially great honey-toasted cereal as well. It’s also showing potential to grow very well in…

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Publication: Roundupweb.com

Author: Anna Dragseth

On Thursday, September 26th, the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will be hosting its first-ever Perennial Field Day. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. central time and conclude with a provided…

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Publication: Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

Author: Deirdre Appel

A recently published United Nations report warned that climate change threatens the world’s food supply. Diminishing water supply, increasing population growth, rising temperatures and deforestation combined with unsustainable land use create a…

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Publication: Yale Environment 360

Author: Jim Robbins

Some 40 years ago, Wes Jackson, a plant geneticist, founded The Land Institute on the prairie near Salina, Kansas. Concerned that modern agriculture destroyed native grasslands, he asked a question that came…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: The Editorial Advisory Board

The nation’s first farmers were Native Americans. Today, there still are lessons to learn from their efforts so long ago. While evolution in the farm industry has been a constant…

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