Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

Media Coverage

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.

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Publication: Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food

2018 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted ground-breaking Summits, innovative events, and global discussions about the food system in Senegal, Italy, Russia, and across the United States….

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Publication: The Christian Science Monitor

Author: Story Hinckley & Laurent Belsie

Shovel in hand, Duane Hager heads for his cornfield and digs up a shovelful of dirt, revealing wriggling earthworms. Although a pelting rain has soaked his gray T-shirt in seconds,…

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Publication: Addison Independent

MIDDLEBURY — How do we nourish change in agriculture and culture? Five experts approached the question with a blend of philosophy and science at a recent panel discussion that culminated…

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Publication: The Globe and Mail

Author: Joanne Will

In August, my stepfather, Gord Will, announced that this fall would be his last harvest. At 72, and with each of those years spent on the vast agricultural plains in…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Jason Beets

An artist hopes his creation will give people the chance to peacefully reflect and consider the nature of time. Owen Brown gave a tour of his art project, “Units of…

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Publication: High Plains Journal

Author: Amy Bickel

Every year since the 1870s, when turkey red wheat was brought to the Kansas plains, farmers have planted a wheat crop, harvested it, then planted it again in the fall….

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Publication: Triple Pundit

Author: Tina Casey

Aside from connecting directly with working farmers, General Mills cultivation of the next generation includes partnering with students and researchers at the University of Minnesota on projects related to farming, food…

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Publication: The New York Times

Author: Gracy Olmstead

How we farm matters. For the past two centuries, America’s farms have expanded and homogenized, and farming equipment and chemicals have replaced personnel. Farmers have grown older and more isolated…

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Publication: Agri-Pulse Communications

Author: Ed Maixner

A marketable perennial wheat remains decades in the future while some of its cousins are emerging in fields and the marketplace. Continue Reading 

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Publication: The Wall Street Journal

Author: William Bostwick

Harvest Time approaches and with it a bounty of grains. And yet, while a growing interest in whole grains has brought us artisanal loaves studded with toothsome kernels, our beer…

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Publication: Ensia Media

Author: Virginia Gewin

In 2000, noted crop breeder Stan Cox was weary of the Sisyphean task of incorporating new disease resistance traits into wheat varieties. Fumbling to explain his malaise to a colleague,…

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Publication: Herald & Review

Author: Jaylyn Cook

Looking toward the future of agriculture in America, experts say planting self-sufficient perennial crops may be the best way to make farms more ecologically friendly while also turning a profit….

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