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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 is garnering coverage.  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: hv1

Author: Geddy Sveikauskas

Twenty acres of Kernza, a distant cousin to agricultural wheat, has been growing at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub in the Esopus Valley. The Farm Hub is one of a…

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Publication: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Author: Morgan Chilson

Scientists at Salina’s The Land Institute are working diligently to create a new crop from wild perennial wheatgrass, a difficult task that is expected to reap significant benefits. Lee DeHaan,…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Tim Horan

Advancements in perennial grain research will be a key topic at The Land Institute’s 39th Prairie Festival, set for Sept. 22 through 24 at the institute. This year’s theme is…

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Publication: The Athens News

Author: Conor Morris

Athens-based business Avalanche Pizza announced Tuesday that it may be the first pizza restaurant in the country to permanently include pizza with dough made from a “perennial wheatgrass” called Kernza…

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Publication: Midwest Messenger

Author: Lynn Grooms

Demand for grain from Kernza is growing. It’s attracting interest from mid-size and large-scale food companies, according to Elizabeth Haucke, president of Plovgh in Viroqua, Wis. Plovgh — pronounced “plow”…

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Publication: The Globe

Author: Jenny Schlecht

“[O]ur model predicts that by shifting the most-erodible or least-profitable regions of Iowa to systems using perennial and cover crops, farmers could reduce rainfall runoff by up to 20 percent…

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Publication: Turning Soils into Sponges: How Farmers Can Fight Floods and Droughts (2017)

Author: Union of Concerned Scientists

Floods and droughts are an increasingly costly problem for farmers, ranchers, taxpayers, and downstream communities. But farmers can fight back by adopting practices that build healthier, more sponge-like soils. From…

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Publication: Toronto Metro

Author: Owen Roberts

Ever pull a weed, and marvel at the length of its roots? Some, like dandelions, have tap roots that can reach down as much as two feet. They feel like…

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Publication: Cowra Guardian

Author: staff

One of the major talking points to come out of the 30th Grassland Society of NSW conference this week was the combined work by NSW DPI researcher, Matthew Newell and The Land Institute…

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Publication: Forum News Service

Author: Tom Cherveny

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak needed only a garage to develop Apple computers and change the world forever. Carmen Fernholz hopes a 2-acre parcel of his Lac qui Parle County…

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Publication: Kansas University Environmental Studies Program

Author: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Art and science come together on the University of Kansas campus this weekend, July 14-16, for a summer Ecosphere Studies Workshop with leaders from The Land Institute, KU faculty from the…

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Publication: Farm and Dairy

Author: Chris Kick

Farmers who are looking for an alternative to corn and soybeans — and a crop that grows back each year — might want to consider the benefits of growing a…

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