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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.

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: Nation's Restaurant News

Author: Bret Thorn

“The problem that agriculture has faced for 10,000 years is it started with the wrong hardware,” Fred Iutzi, president of The Land Institute, a research organization in Salina, Kan., told…

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Publication: Feednavigator.com

Author: Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A novel perennial crop aims to provide a more sustainable forage for livestock production along with a grain cash crop while reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality, says researcher….

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Publication: West Central Tribune

Author: Rachel Fergus

GOODHUE COUNTY, Minn. — If humans want to continue eating we need to continue farming. But many farming practices that have become common in the 21st century result in pollution…

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Publication: Morning Ag Clips

Author: Veronica Coons

TOPEKA, Kan. — Keynote speaker Fred Iutzi, president of The Land Institute, helped the Kansas Rural Center mark its 40th anniversary at their annual conference in early November by dealing…

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Publication: Faribault Daily News

Author: Alan Kraus

A standing room only crowd of about 150 gathered at Imminent Brewing Dec. 11 to hear University of Minnesota Agronomy Professor Jake Jungers’ present “The Power of Perennials & Kernza’s…

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Publication: Pipestone County Star

Author: Debra Fitzgerald

Doug Brands is the water supervisor for the city of Edgerton charged with taking care of the city’s drinking water wells and its ion exchange water treatment plant that filters…

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Publication: Food Tank

Author: Jared Kaufman

One of the most important tools to combat climate change is right under our feet — soil. Unfortunately, the planet’s soil is being eroded at a rate of about one…

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Publication: PBS News Hour Weekend

Author: Megan Thompson

Scientists in Minnesota and Kansas are developing a grain called Kernza, which, unlike most of our food crops, is a perennial plant with a whole host of environmental benefits. While…

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Publication: PBS News Hour

Author: Megan Thompson, Melanie Saltzman, Beth Dooley

During a recent visit to the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, chef and author Beth Dooley showed PBS NewsHour Weekend how to cook Kernza pancakes. The cafe, a local institution known…

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Publication: Pipestone County Star

Author: Debra Fitzgerald

Laura DeBeer found herself doing some unusual but welcome things during mid-October. First, the Minnesota Department of Health (DOH) came to Pipestone County specifically to film DeBeer doing her job….

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Publication: Bluff Country Newspaper Group

Author: Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy

City officials are finding that perennial crop cover wheatgrass may just be the way to improve water quality in Chatfield. “We have nitrate levels of 0.4 to 0, and it’s…

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Publication: UM Today News

Author: Crystal Jorgenson

From the Government of Manitoba news release: 2018 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award – Innovation and Research for Sustainability Dr. Doug Cattani has engaged in developing major research advancements on intermediate…

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