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: Washington Post

Author: Sarah Kaplan

Scientists hope a new kind of perennial grain, Kernza, offers a taste of what environmentally-friendly farming could look like. “It’s so different from anything I’ve baked with,” says my baking…

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Publication: Minnesota Public Radio News

Author: Dan Gunderson

Don Wyse has long been an evangelist for perennial crops. The University of Minnesota professor, who leads the U of M Forever Green Initiative, now thinks the potential of those…

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Publication: Pioneer PBS

Author: Amanda Anderon

News report from Pioneer PBS in southeastern Minnesota on the newly formed Perennial Promise Growers Cooperative that has an eye towards marketing perennial crops — Kernza®, a perennial grain, to…

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Publication: The University of Kansas

Author: Kirsten Bosnak

LAWRENCE — Five University of Kansas researchers are part of a multi-institutional team awarded a five-year, $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant focused on the restoration of native prairie and…

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Publication: Mongabay

Author: Sarah Derouin

WYOMING – Intermediate wheatgrass is an imported grain that has been grown in the U.S. Great Plains and Intermountain West since the 1930s; but could it be used in marginal…

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Publication: KCRW's Good Food Podcast

Author: Evan Kleiman

In her latest book “The Perennial Kitchen,” Beth Dooley advocates for crops that are nutritious and can regenerate the landscape. Plus, get a recipe for cookies made with Kernza flour,…

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Publication: United Nations Foundation

Author: Anthony Pipa

People across the U.S. are using the Sustainable Development Goals as a road map to build back better by turning these global ambitions into local action. In the Midwest, that…

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Publication: Minnesota Farm Guide

Author: Andrea Johnson

MADISON, Minn. – “There was only the enormous, empty prairie, with grasses blowing in waves of light and shadow across it, and the great blue sky above it…” From Little…

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Publication: Progressive Farmer

Author: Chris Clayton

BROWNS VALLEY, Minn. (DTN) — With 47 years of research and farm field days behind him at the University of Minnesota, Professor Don Wyse said a field day earlier this…

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Publication: High Plains Journal

Author: David Murray

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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Publication: Star Tribune

Author: Patrick Condon

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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Publication: Rock Chalk Review

Author: Steven HIll

Wes Jackson recalls the Topeka farm where he was born, in 1936, as “an agricultural paradise, with an abundance of plants for food, for flower gardens, for beauty.” In that…

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